Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Teen Movie, Urban Comedy  |   Release Date - Jun 11, 1986 (USA)  |   Run Time - 103 min.  |   Countries - USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG13
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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.

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Keywords

friendship, teenagers, big-city, car, coming-of-age, girlfriend, high-school, museum, school-principal, student, marching-band, parent/child-relationship

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High Historical Importance, High Production Values