Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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.
Genre: Comedy
Production: Paramount Pictures
  Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win.
 
IMDB:
7.8
Metacritic:
61
Rotten Tomatoes:
79%
PG-13
Year:
1986
103 min
1,011 Views


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.

She leans down and kisses his forehead. Tom pats his

shoulder.

TOM:

Get some rest.

8 CU. FERRIS 8

Ferris lets out a wheeze. His glassy eyes follow his parents

to the door.

JOYCE (OC)

We love you, sweetie.

TOM (OC)

Call if you need us.

They close the door. The lock clicks. Ferris' eyes shift

from the door to CAMERA. A sly, little smile crawls across

his lips.

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An American filmmaker. Beginning as an author of humorous essays and stories for National Lampoon, he went on to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s. Most of Hughes's work is set in the Chicago metropolitan area. He is best known for his coming-of-age teen comedy films which often combined magic realism with honest depictions of suburban teenage life. more…

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