Ferris Bueller's Day Off script
Synopsis: Ferris Bueller is a clever and tricky fast talker, a legend in his own time. He decides to call out sick from school, feigning illness, to embark on a wild adventure involving his girlfriend, Sloane Peterson, his best friend Cameron Frye, and a Ferrari. From Wrigley Field to the Art Institute of Chicago to a Polish Pride parade, Bueller and friends intend on making the most of their day off. However, Ferris' sister and the school dean, Ed Rooney, suspect that Ferris is simply pretending to be ill. Both Rooney and Ferris' sister Jeanie are hot on Ferris' trail and are determined to catch him and his friends in the act of class-cutting.

FERRIS:

Is that Jeanie? I can't see that

far. Jeanie?

JEANIE:

Pucker up and squat, Ferris.

JOYCE:

(annoyed)

Thank you, Jeanie. Get to school.

JEANIE:

(angry, defeated)

You're really letting him stay home?

I can't believe this. If I was bleeding

out my eyes, you guys'd make me go to

school. It's so unfair.

FERRIS:

Please don't be upset with me, Jeanie.

Be thankful that you're fit and have

your health. Cherish it.

JEANIE:

(to herself)

Oh, I wanna puke.

She glares at Ferris. Her eyes are mascara and vengence. She

slips out of the room. Ferris' brother, TODD and sister,

KIMBERLY peek into the room.

KIMBERLY:

Myocardial infarction?

JOYCE:

Get your stuff. Daddy'll be right

down.

KIMBERLY:

Syphilitic meningitus? That would be

a huge family embarrassment.

TOM:

Get downstairs!

KIMBERLY:

If he dies, I got dibs on his stereo.

She turns sharply and exits.

TODD:

(worried)

Dad? Does my head look alright?

JOYCE:

Get downstairs! Now!

TODD:

Just answer me one question! Is it

swelling up? Kim said it was going

to get as big as...

KIMBERLY (OC)

A WATERMELON!

TODD:

(yells out the room)

Shut-up!

JOYCE:

Get downstairs! NOW!

Todd backs out of the room.

FERRIS:

I'll be okay. I'll just sleep.

Maybe I'll have an aspirin around

noon.

JOYCE:

(to Ferris)

I'm showing houses to the family

from California today but I'll be in

the area. My office'll know where

I am, if you need me.

TOM:

I'll check it with you, too.

FERRIS:

It's nice to know I have such

loving, caring parents. You're

both very special people.

6 CU. FERRIS 6

He acknowledges Tom with a pathetic flutter of his eyelids.

7 INT. BEDROOM. JOYCE 7

She strokes Ferris' hair.

JOYCE:

I hope you feel better, pumpkin.

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John Hughes

John Wilden Hughes, Jr. (February 18, 1950 – August 6, 2009) was an American film director, producer, and screenwriter. He directed and/or scripted some of the most successful comedy films of the 1980s and early 1990s, including the comedy National Lampoon's Vacation (1983), the coming-of-age comedy Sixteen Candles (1984), the teen sci-fi comedy Weird Science (1985), the coming-of-age comedy-drama The Breakfast Club (1985), the coming-of-age comedy Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), the romantic comedy-drama Pretty in Pink (1986), the romance Some Kind of Wonderful (1987), the comedies Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987) and Uncle Buck (1989), the Christmas family comedy Home Alone (1990) and its sequel, Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992). more…

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