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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Theatrical release poster
Directed by John Hughes
Produced by John Hughes
Tom Jacobson
Written by John Hughes
Starring Matthew Broderick
Alan Ruck
Mia Sara
Jeffrey Jones
Jennifer Grey
Edie McClurg
Music by Ira Newborn
Arthur Baker
John Robie
Cinematography Tak Fujimoto
Editing by Paul Hirsch
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) June 11, 1986
Running time 102 min
Country Flag of the United States United States
Language English
Budget $6,000,000 USD
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Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes who is a graduate of Glenbrook North High School where many of the movie scenes were filmed. It stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones and Jennifer Grey. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on June 11, 1986. For the comic book character previously known as Techno, see Fixer (comics). ... Music sample: Scooter are a successful German dance band, who have sold over 12 million records and have earned 60 gold and platinum awards. ... Music sample: Scooter are a successful German dance band, who have sold over 12 million records and have earned 60 gold and platinum awards. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 390 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (450 × 691 pixel, file size: 37 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) This image is of a poster, and the copyright for it is most likely owned by either the publisher or the creator of the work depicted. ... For other people with this name, see John Hughes. ... For other people with this name, see John Hughes. ... For other people with this name, see John Hughes. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... Alan Ruck (born July 1, 1956) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) played Ferriss girlfriend Sloane in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... For other persons named Jeffrey Jones, see Jeffrey Jones (disambiguation). ... Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress, best known for playing Frances Baby Houseman in the 1987 hit film, Dirty Dancing. ... Edie McClurg (born July 23, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actress. ... Ira Newborn (1949- ) is an American musician and composer, best known for his work composing motion picture soundtracks. ... Arthur Baker (born April 22, 1955, Boston, Massachusetts[1]) is an American record producer and DJ best known for his work with hip hop artists like Afrika Bambaataa, Planet Patrol and the British group New Order. ... Tak Fujimoto is a celebrated cinematographer who has contributed to many important and influential motion pictures. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... // April 12 - Actor Morgan Mason marries The Go-Gos Belinda Carlisle Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger marries television journalist Maria Shriver. ... Comedy film is genre of film in which the main emphasis is on humor. ... For other people with this name, see John Hughes. ... Glenbrook North High School, or GBN, is a public four-year high school located in Northbrook, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... Alan Ruck (born July 1, 1956) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) played Ferriss girlfriend Sloane in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... For other persons named Jeffrey Jones, see Jeffrey Jones (disambiguation). ... Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress, best known for playing Frances Baby Houseman in the 1987 hit film, Dirty Dancing. ... Paramount Pictures Corporation is an American motion picture production and distribution company, based in Hollywood, California. ... is the 162nd day of the year (163rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ...


The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller, who, one spring day (after eight previous absences throughout the semester; nine total including this "day off"), decides to skip school again and spend the day in downtown Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane Peterson and his best friend Cameron Frye while creatively avoiding his school's dean of students Mr. Edward Rooney, his resentful sister Jeanie, and his parents. Bueller frequently breaks the fourth wall to explain to the audience his techniques and thoughts. In the opening scene, graphics appear onscreen illustrating his explanations. For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Chicago (disambiguation). ... The fourth wall is the imaginary wall at the front of the stage in a proscenium theater, through which the audience sees the action in the world of the play. ...


Attorney and presidential speechwriter Ben Stein's appearance in the film as an economics teacher catapulted him into the film industry and made him a celebrity figure in the Hollywood entertainment arena. Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer and commentator, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and game show host. ... For other uses, see Celebrity (disambiguation). ... ...

Contents

Plot

Ferris Bueller is an irreverent high school senior from the fictional northern Chicago suburb of Shermer, Illinois, who decides to skip school (Glenbrook North High School, additional scenes filmed at the then closed Maine North High School) for a day on the town by pretending to be sick. We later learn that he has done this many times throughout the school year. He convinces his nervous hypochondriac friend Cameron to take his father's carefully restored 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California out for a spin, although Cameron's father has memorized the car's mileage. Ferris promises to erase any miles they put on the car by driving the car home in reverse. Masquerading as her father, Ferris springs his younger girlfriend Sloane from school on the premise that her grandmother has died. Shermer, Illinois is a fictitious suburb of Chicago in several John Hughes films such as Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Buellers Day Off, Sixteen Candles, Pretty in Pink and National Lampoons Vacation. ... Glenbrook North High School, or GBN, is a public four-year high school located in Northbrook, Illinois, a North Shore suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Maine North High School is a closed high school in Des Plaines, Illinois that was used in the 1980s as a filming location by motion picture director John Hughes. ... Hypochondria (sometimes hypochondriasis) is the unfounded belief that one is suffering from a serious illness. ... The Ferrari 250 is a series of sports cars from the 1950s and early 1960s. ...


Meanwhile, school dean of students, Edward Rooney, doesn’t believe Ferris's illness, as he has been tracking Ferris's many absences from school on his computer. Ferris remotely deletes these absences from the computer while Rooney watches helplessly. Lacking proof of the truancy, he sets out to catch him in the act, suffering injuries and humiliation in his quest. Ferris leaks a rumor to some 9th-graders that he is near-terminally ill, and he becomes the town's favorite son. A campaign by the students to "Save Ferris" is a running joke throughout the film. His twin sister, Jeanie, is outraged at Ferris's ability to defy authority unpunished and becomes as determined as Rooney to prove that her brother is lying. Her efforts lead to her being home when Rooney visits the house, which she misinterprets as an attempt to attack her. In response to the misinterpretation, Jeanie kicks Rooney in the face several times while screaming and running around the house, then she goes to the police. At the police station, she meets an attractive delinquent (Charlie Sheen) who tells her that she should get on with enjoying her life and stop resenting her brother. Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ...


The three friends enjoy a baseball game at Wrigley Field and dine at an upscale restaurant (with Ferris posing as Abe Froman, the sausage king of Chicago). Cameron and Sloane watch in awe as Ferris sneaks onto a float during the Von Steuben Day Parade to lip-sync "Danke Schoen" and The Beatles' version of "Twist and Shout". They also enjoy the view from the top of the Sears Tower and visit the Art Institute of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Trade. In one of several running jokes, Ferris narrowly avoids meeting his father a few times. However, while the friends enjoy their day, two parking attendants borrow the Ferrari and take it on their own adventures, running up mileage dramatically in the process. For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Von Steuben Day is held September 17, celebrating Baron Friedrich von Steuben, who arrived in the United States as a volunteer offering his services to General George Washington, and is generally considered the German-American event of the year. ... Danke Schoen is a 1962 song first recorded by Bert Kaempfert, however it gained its fame in 1963 when American singer Wayne Newton recorded his version of it. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Please Please Me track listing Side one I Saw Her Standing There Misery Anna (Go to Him) Chains Boys Ask Me Why Please Please Me Side two Love Me Do P.S. I Love You Baby Its You Do You Want to Know a Secret? A Taste of Honey... The Sears Tower is a skyscraper in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Art Institute of Chicago is a fine art museum located in Chicago, Illinois. ... The Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) NYSE: BOT, established in 1848, is the worlds oldest futures and options exchange. ...


When the trio retrieve the car and Cameron spies the odometer reading, he enters a catatonic state. They return to Cameron's house, where Ferris and Sloane sit in the hot tub trying to figure out how to bring Cameron back to reality. Ferris muses to the audience about how little time is left in the school year and his concerns for Cameron's and Sloane's futures. Cameron does recover, but decides to scare his friends by falling into the pool. Ferris rescues him, feeling briefly angry and then relieved. Cameron laughs at him and reveals that he was faking it with the sarcastic quote "Ferris Bueller, you're my hero."


Ferris attempts in vain to reverse the Ferrari's mileage. Realizing that he will be caught, Cameron's rage comes to a head when he realizes how much contempt he has for his father. He realizes that his father cares more for the car than for his son. Cameron takes his rage out on the car by kicking dents in to the bumper and the front of the hood.


He finally calms down. He sees the minor damage that he has caused and accepts that he will now be forced to explain to his father what he did and why. He feels a weight lifted with the prospect of finally dealing with his father's coldness and distance.


However, the car remained in reverse throughout the beating and when Cameron rests his foot on the front bumper one last time, the car falls off the jack and bursts through the plate glass window in the back of the sterile garage, landing with a crash at the bottom of a ravine. Ferris offers to take the blame since Cameron's father hates him anyway, but Cameron decides it is time to stand up to his father.


Ferris sees Sloane home and realizes that he is late and begins dashing home. The audience's last view of Sloane as Ferris disappears out of her view, shows her thinking out loud to herself that she will marry him someday.


The action returns to Ferris running through neighbors' backyards and hopping fences in an attempt to get home before his parents catch him out of the house (during this sequence, though in a hurry, Ferris briefly stops to greet a pair of female sunbathers). He arrives back home and narrowly escapes Rooney, thanks to Jeanie, who thanks Rooney for driving Ferris home from the hospital. Jeanie then reveals that Rooney left his wallet on the kitchen floor during his earlier visit, leaving Rooney with a vicious dog. Ferris manages to get into bed in time for his parents to check on him. The closing credits play beside scenes of Rooney receiving jeers and odd looks while riding the school bus. At a point during this scene, a girl sitting next to him offers a "gummy bear" claiming that they have been in her pocket and they're "real warm and soft". Rooney looks depressed and sickened as she says "Bet you never smelled a real school bus before". After the credits scroll, we see Ferris expressing his astonishment that the audience hasn't left the theater; Ferris then commands everyone to accept that the movie has ended and beseeches them to go home.


Cast

Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award-winning American film and stage actor who is best known for his roles as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off and the adult Simba in Disneys The Lion King. ... Alan Ruck (born July 1, 1956) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Mia Sara (born June 19, 1967) played Ferriss girlfriend Sloane in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... For other persons named Jeffrey Jones, see Jeffrey Jones (disambiguation). ... Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress, best known for playing Frances Baby Houseman in the 1987 hit film, Dirty Dancing. ... Cindy Pickett (born April 18, 1947 in Sand Springs, Oklahoma, USA), is an actress best known for her role in the comedy movie Ferris Buellers Day Off as Matthew Brodericks characters mom, as well as playing the mother of a boy who was kidnapped for several years... Lyman Ward (June 21, 1941) is an actor with numerous movie and television credits. ... Edie McClurg (born July 23, 1951, in Kansas City, Missouri) is an American actress. ... Charles Irwin Sheen (born September 3, 1965) is a Golden Globe Award-winning and Emmy-nominated American actor. ... Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer and commentator, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and game show host. ... Face-to-face trading interactions on the New York Stock Exchange trading floor. ... Richard Edson (born 1954, New Rochelle, New York) is an American actor and musician. ... Del Close (March 9, 1934–March 4, 1999), along with Keith Johnstone and Viola Spolin, is considered one of the premier influences on modern improvisational theater. ... English studies is an academic discipline that includes the study of literatures written in the English language (including literatures from the U.K., U.S., Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, the Philippines, India, South Africa, and the Middle East, among other areas), English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology... Virginia Capers (September 22, 1925 – May 6, 2004) was a Tony Award-winning American actress. ... Kristen Noel Kristy Swanson (born December 19, 1969 in Mission Viejo, California, U.S.) is an American actress. ... It has been suggested that Pilot (spaceflight) be merged into this article or section. ... The maître d (short for maître dhôtel, literally master of the hall) in a suitably staffed restaurant is the person in charge of assigning customers to tables in the establishment, and dividing the dining area into areas of responsibility for the various servers on duty. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Reception

Critique

The film was received well by most critics. Famed movie critic Roger Ebert gave it 3 out of 4 stars.[1] It has a "Certified Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, having an aggregated critical film review score of 82%.[2] This movie ranked number 10 on Entertainment Weekly's list of the "50 Best High School Movies".[3] The film was featured in the VH1 television show I Love the 80s which aired in 2002. Roger Joseph Ebert (born June 18, 1942) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning American film critic. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Entertainment Weekly (sometimes abbreviated EW) is a magazine published by Time Inc. ... VH1 (VH-1: Video Hits One until 1994 and VH1: Music First until 2003) is an American digital television channel that was created in January 1985 by Warner-Amex Satellite Entertainment, at the time a division of Warner Communications and owners of MTV. VH1 and sister channel MTV are currently... I Love the 80s is a television program that was produced by BBC in the United Kingdom and later for American TV audiences by VH1. ...


Broderick was nominated for a Golden Globe in 1987 for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. The Golden Globe Awards are American awards for motion pictures and television programs, given out each year during a formal dinner. ... The Golden Globe Award for Best Actor - Motion Picture Musical or Comedy was first awarded by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association as a separate category in 1951. ...


Rankings

As an influential and popular film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off  has been included in many film rating lists. This film is number 54 on Bravo's  "100 Funniest Movies", and came 26th in the British 50 Greatest Comedy Films  poll. This article is about the U.S. cable network. ... 50 Greatest Comedy Films was a three-hour programme broadcast on UKs Channel 4 in early 2006. ...


The film was short-listed by the American Film Institute as part of the AFI 100 Years... series celebration in the category of AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The American Film Institute, celebrating the 100th anniversary of film, created several top 100 lists covering movies in United Statesian cinema. ... The 100 funniest American films. ...


In 2000, readers of Total Film  magazine voted Ferris Bueller's Day Off the 23rd greatest comedy film of all time, and in 2005 an Empire  magazine article declared Ferris Bueller's Day Off the number one teen film of all time. Total Film, published by Future Publishing, is the United Kingdoms second best-selling film magazine, after the longer-established Empire from Emap. ... Empire is a British film magazine published monthly by Emap Consumer Media since July 1989. ...


Box office

The film opened in 1,330 theaters in the United States and had a total weekend gross of $6,275,647, opening in second position to another teen comedy, Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School. Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the catchphrase I dont get no respect and his monologues on that theme. ... Back-to-school, in clothing retailing, is a product season and is characterized by a display of items appropriate to a school wardrobe. ...


Ferris Bueller's Day Off's total gross in the United States was approximately $70 million.[citation needed] It subsequently became the 10th highest grossing film of 1986. Compared to the lean budget of $6 million, it was viewed as a big success.[4]


Music

Paramount initially wanted to commission up-and-coming rock bands to write tracks for the film. Studio execs consulted with Welsh post-punk band The Alarm in April 1986, and the band subsequently cut the track "World on Fire" for the soundtrack. Paramount eventually dropped the project in favor of commercially-available songs. For the 1914 film starring Fatty Arbuckle, see The Alarm (film). ...


Songs featured in the film include:

  1. "Love Missile F1-11" (Extended Version) by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
  2. "Jeannie" (Theme from I Dream of Jeannie)
  3. "Beat City" by The Flowerpot Men
  4. "Main Title / Rebel Blockade Runner ( From, 'Star Wars' )" by John Williams
  5. "Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want" (instrumental) by The Dream Academy (a cover of a song by The Smiths)
  6. "Danke Schoen" by Wayne Newton
  7. "Twist and Shout" by The Beatles (which charted again, 16 years after the Beatles broke up, as a result of its appearance in this movie (and a cover version by Rodney Dangerfield in his movie Back To School, which was released the same weekend as FBDO). It reached #23 in the U.S. Its parent album, The Early Beatles, would also rechart at #197). The version heard in the film includes brass overdubbed onto the original backing track, which did not go down well with Paul McCartney. (This is explained by Hughes on the DVD commentary.)
  8. "Radio People" by Zapp
  9. "I'm Afraid" by Blue Room
  10. "Taking the Day Off" by General Public
  11. "The Edge of Forever" by The Dream Academy
  12. "March of the Swivelheads" (a remix of "Rotating Head") by The (English) Beat
  13. "Oh Yeah" by Yello
  14. "BAD" by Big Audio Dynamite

No soundtrack was ever released for the film, as director John Hughes felt the songs would not work well together as a continuous album. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Sigue Sigue Sputnik is a British pop-cyberpunk band led by former Generation X bassist Tony James. ... For the episode of The Twilight zone, see I Dream of Genie (The Twilight Zone). ... The Flower Pot Men were a British pop group created in 1967, who enjoyed fleeting fame. ... Recent re-release of John Williams compositions for A New Hope, The Empire Strikes Back, and Return of the Jedi. ... For other persons named John Williams, see John Williams (disambiguation). ... Please, Please, Please Let Me Get What I Want (written by Morrisey and originally performed by The Smiths) is a single by The Dream Academy. ... The Dream Academy were a 1980s folk rock and Dream Pop band from England, comprising singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist (chiefly oboeist) Kate St John and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. ... The Smiths were an English rock band active from 1982 to 1987. ... Danke Schoen is a 1962 song first recorded by Bert Kaempfert, however it gained its fame in 1963 when American singer Wayne Newton recorded his version of it. ... Carson Wayne Newton (born April 3, 1942, in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American singer and entertainer based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... Please Please Me track listing Side one I Saw Her Standing There Misery Anna (Go to Him) Chains Boys Ask Me Why Please Please Me Side two Love Me Do P.S. I Love You Baby Its You Do You Want to Know a Secret? A Taste of Honey... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Rodney Dangerfield (November 22, 1921 – October 5, 2004), born Jacob Cohen, was an American comedian and actor, best known for the catchphrase I dont get no respect and his monologues on that theme. ... Back-to-school, in clothing retailing, is a product season and is characterized by a display of items appropriate to a school wardrobe. ... The Early Beatles was The Beatles first 1965 release on Capitol. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... Zapp (also known as the Zapp Band) was a soul and funk band formed in 1978 by brothers Roger Troutman , Larry Troutman, Lester Troutman, and Terry Troutman, and also included Bobby Glover, Eddie Barber, Jannetta Boyce, Jerome Derrickson, Sherman Fleetwood, Gregory Jackson, and Michael Warren. ... The band General Public formed after the 1983 break-up of The Beat (see 1983 in music). ... The Edge of Forever is a song by The Dream Academy. ... The Dream Academy were a 1980s folk rock and Dream Pop band from England, comprising singer/guitarist Nick Laird-Clowes, multi-instrumentalist (chiefly oboeist) Kate St John and keyboardist Gilbert Gabriel. ... A remix is an alternative version of a song, different from the original version. ... The Beat (known in the US as The English Beat) were an essential two-tone/ska revival and pop music group who formed in the Birmingham, UK in 1978 and disbanded in 1983. ... Oh Yeah is a single released in 1985 by the Swiss band Yello and featured in their album Stella. ... Yello is a popular Swiss electronica band consisting of Dieter Meier and Boris Blank. ... Look up bad in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Big Audio Dynamite (later known as Big Audio Dynamite II and Big Audio, and often abbreviated BAD) was a British musical group formed in 1984 by the ex-guitarist and singer of The Clash, Mick Jones. ...


DVD releases

The film has been released on DVD twice - the original DVD release, and the newer Bueller... Bueller... Edition. The original DVD, like most Paramount films released on DVD for the first time, had very few bonus features. It did, however, feature a commentary by Hughes. The later release has several more bonus featurettes, but does not contain the commentary track the earlier DVD release had.


The Bueller... Bueller... Edition, however, has multiple special features such as interviews with the cast and crew, along with a clip of Ben Stein's commentaries on the film's philosophy and impact.[4] Benjamin Jeremy Stein (born November 25, 1944) is an American writer and commentator, Emmy Award-winning actor, comedian, and game show host. ...


Filming locations

Flag Seal Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location Location in Chicagoland and northern Illinois Coordinates , Government Country State Counties United States Illinois Cook, DuPage Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 606. ... River Forest is a suburban village located in Cook County, Illinois. ... Downtown (Oak Park Avenue) Ernest Hemingway Museum Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... Incorporated Village in 1901. ... Incorporated City in 1869. ... Incorporated Village in 1869. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...

Trivia

  • Part of the dance that the people on the stairs perform while Ferris sings Twist and Shout is the zombie dance from "Thriller".
  • The baseball game that is playing on the television while Mr. Rooney is searching for Ferris was played on Wednesday, June 5, 1985 at Wrigley Field. The Cubs were hosting the Atlanta Braves, and the score was tied 2-2 in the top of the 11th inning with the Braves batting. (In the movie, the fry cook tells Mr. Rooney that the score at that point was 0-0.) [1]

Michael Jacksons Thriller is a 14-minute music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis. ... For the former ballpark in Los Angeles, see Wrigley Field (Los Angeles). ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) East Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 3, 21, 35, 41, 42, 44 Name Atlanta Braves (1966–present) Milwaukee Braves (1953-1965) Boston Braves (1941-1952) Boston Bees (1936-1940) Boston Braves (1912-1935) Boston Rustlers (1911) Boston Doves (1907-1910) Boston... Simple Minds is a rock band from Scotland, which had its greatest worldwide popularity from the mid-1980s to the early-1990s. ... Dont You (Forget About Me) is a song written for the soundtrack of the 1985 John Hughes movie The Breakfast Club. ... This article is about the 1985 film. ...

Legacy and homages

Since the movie's release, numerous references and spin-offs have occurred.

  • In 1990, it spawned an NBC sitcom television program, Ferris Bueller, starring Charlie Schlatter and Jennifer Aniston as Ferris and Jeanie respectively. The series lasted one season before being canceled.
  • Parker Lewis Can't Lose, a television sitcom program about a similarly charming and rebellious teenager, lasted for three seasons on the Fox network from 1990 to 1993.
  • Rooney, a power pop band from California, got its name partly from the character Edward Rooney featured in the movie.
  • An homage to the show in an episode of the WB TV cartoon Johnny Test
  • Various homages to Ferris Bueller's Day Off appear in Family Guy:
    • In the Family Guy episode "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou", one of Stewie's dying wishes is to go to the Art Institute of Chicago, at which point a sequence similar to that in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is played out.
    • In the Family Guy movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story, the end sequence is a direct reference to the end chase scene of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, ending with the slow motion landing which, contrary to how it appears, is actually in real time. Realizing how much time he has wasted, Stewie says, "Hmm, probably shouldn't have milked that landing."
    • In the Family Guy episode "Movin' Out (Brian's Song)", Peter and Jillian say that it shouldn't be Ferris Bueller's day off, but it should be Ferris Bueller's day on, because "he did all the things he wanted to do".
    • In the Family Guy episode Peter's Got Woods, when Brian meets Shawna Parks, the same song from the scene when Jeannie tells the convict in the police station that most people call her Shawna plays.
  • The Danish sit-com Langt fra Las Vegas (Far from Las Vegas) features an episode called "DVD-Aftener" (DVD-Evenings) in which, Casper, the main character, and his best friend, Frank, do everything they can to convince Casper's girlfriend that Ferris Bueller's Day Off is the best movie ever.
  • In Veronica Mars episode "Nobody Puts Baby in a Corner", Veronica is speaking to her boyfriend who is off sick on the phone and asks, "Are you sick, or am I gonna see you singing 'Twist & Shout' on a parade float?"
  • The Simpsons episode "Bart Simpson's Day Off" is a spoof of the movie. The Simpsons episode "He loves to fly but he D'oh" reference Ferris Bueller with a Ferris Bueller clothing shop
  • Three tracks from the New Found Glory album It's All About the Girls begin with a line from Ferris Bueller.
    • Shadow - Recorder music followed by "Never had one lesson."
    • Scraped Knees - Principal Rooney "Grace ...GRACE!!"
    • JB - Ferris "Do you have a kiss for daddy?"
  • If you listen carefully you can hear "Danke Schoen" by Wayne Newton many times by three of the main characters
  • Ferris when he sings it in the shower
  • Rooney hums the song when he waits outside the door to Ferris's house
  • Jeanie sings the song while she walks down the stairs after she meets Charlie Sheen's character
  • The South Park episode "Super Fun Time" pays homage to the movie and features a parody of Ferris Bueller's "Life goes by pretty fast" speech delivered by Cartman to Butters.
  • In the Canadian TV Show, Being Ian, there is an episode called Ian Kelly's Day-Off. It is a direct spoof of the movie.
  • In the Robot Chicken episode Kiddie Pool two parking valets take KITT out for a joy-ride similar to the Ferrari scene.

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  1. ^ Ebert, Roger. Ferris Bueller's Day Off. June 11, 1986.
  2. ^ Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Rotten Tomatoes.
  3. ^ 50 Best High School Movies. Entertainment Weekly.
  4. ^ a b Ferris Bueller's Day Off - Bueller Bueller Edition

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Ferris Bueller is the cool kid in High School that does what he wants, schemes when he wants to, and gets away with everything he desires.
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A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite of what the principal thinks of that.
All he wants to do is take a day off from school and enjoy the day in Chicago - simple enough, but he must also try and convince his best friend Cameron (Ruck) and his best girl (Sara) to join him and, in the process, learn to enjoy what life has to offer.
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