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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Details

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Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Writer/director John Hughes once again tries to wed satire, slapstick, and social commentary, as Ferris Bueller's Day Off starts like a house afire and goes on to make "serious" points about status-seeking and casual parental cruelties. It brightens up considerably in the last few moments, when Ferris' tattletale sister (Jennifer Grey) decides to align herself with her merry prankster sibling. A huge moneymaker, Ferris Bueller's Day Off eventually spawned a TV sitcom. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:June 11, 1986

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Hollywood Foreign Press Association Matthew Broderick Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy 1986 Nominee

Cast

Matthew Broderick
as Ferris Bueller
Alan Ruck
as Cameron Frye
Mia Sara
as Sloane Peterson
Jeffrey Jones
as Ed Rooney
Jennifer Grey
as Jeanie Bueller
Cindy Pickett
as Katie Bueller
Lyman Ward
as Tom Bueller
Edie McClurg
as School Secretary
Charlie Sheen
as Boy in Police Station
Del Close
as English Teacher
Virginia Capers
as Florence Sparrow
Richard Edson
as Garage Attendant
Larry "Flash" Jenkins
as Attendant's Co-Pilot
Jason Robert Alderman
Edward LeBeau
as Gym Teacher
Polly Augusta Noonan
as Girl on Bus
Ben Stein
as Economics Teacher
Kristy Swanson
as Economic Student, Simone
Lisa Bellard
as Economic Student
Max Perlich
as Economics Student
Eric Saiet
as Shermerite
Joey Garfield
as Shermerite
Anne Ryan
as Shermerite
Jonathan Schmock
as Chez Quis Maitre 'd
Tom Spratley
as Men's Room Attendant
Dave Silvestri
as Businessman
Debra Montague
as Girl in Pizza Joint
Louie Anderson
as Flower Deliveryman
Stephanie Blake
as Singing Nurse
Robert McKibbon
as Balloon Man
Paul Manzanero
as Pumpkin Head
Miranda Whittle
as Girl on Trampoline
Robert Kim
as Police Officer
Dick Sollenberger
as Politician at Parade
Bob Parkinson
as Minister at Parade
Richard Rohrbough
as Minister at Parade
Dee Dee Rescher
as Bus Driver
Scott Coffey
as Economic Student
Jonathan Schmock
as Chez Quis Maitre 'd
Robert McKibbon
as Balloon Man
Scott Coffey
as Economic Student
Anne Ryan
as Shermerite
Bob Parkinson
as Minister at Parade
Robert Kim
as Police Officer
Stephanie Blake
as Singing Nurse
Louie Anderson
as Flower Deliveryman
Dave Silvestri
as Businessman
Polly Augusta Noonan
as Girl on Bus
Dee Dee Rescher
as Bus Driver
Kristy Swanson
as Economic Student, Simone
Richard Rohrbough
as Minister at Parade
Lisa Bellard
as Economic Student
Tom Spratley
as Men's Room Attendant
Dick Sollenberger
as Politician at Parade
Paul Manzanero
as Pumpkin Head
Max Perlich
as Economics Student
Miranda Whittle
as Girl on Trampoline
Debra Montague
as Girl in Pizza Joint
Eric Saiet
as Shermerite
Ben Stein
as Economics Teacher
Edward LeBeau
as Gym Teacher
Joey Garfield
as Shermerite

Crew

John Hughes
Director
John Hughes
Producer
Tom Jacobson
Producer
John Hughes
Screenwriter
Tak Fujimoto
Cinematographer
Tony James
Songwriter
Johnny Marr
Songwriter
Don Letts
Songwriter
Martin Degville
Songwriter
Arthur Baker
Composer (Music Score)
Ira Newborn
Composer (Music Score)
Zapp Troutman
Songwriter
Kurt Schwabach
Songwriter
Mick Jones
Songwriter
Milt Gabler
Songwriter
Dieter Meier
Songwriter
Hugo Montenegro
Featured Music
Boris Blank
Songwriter
Nick Laird-Clowes
Songwriter
Bert Kaempfert
Featured Music
John Robie
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Mansfield
Songwriter
Adam Peters
Songwriter
Gilbert Gabriel
Songwriter
Steven Morrissey
Songwriter
Neil Whitmore
Songwriter
Larry Troutman
Songwriter
Paul Hirsch
Editor
Michael Chinich
Executive Producer
Louis Mann
Set Designer
Marilyn Vance
Costume Designer
Steve Maslow
Sound/Sound Designer
Kenny Ortega
Choreography
Jane Jenkins
Casting
Janet Hirshenson
Casting
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