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Ferris Bueller's Day Off

  • The Mariner Theater 430 South Water Street Marine City, MI, 48039 United States (map)

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Paramount Pictures

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. Author: Hal Erickson


Matthew Broderick
Mia Sara
Alan Ruck
Jeffrey Jones
Jennifer Grey
Cindy Pickett

Rating: PG-13
Runtime: 103 Minutes
Release Year: 1986
Directors:  John Hughes, John Hugues
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