Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

One man's struggle to take it easy.

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Podcast Release Date:
Nov 24, 2016

Between grief and nothing…I’ll take a bonus podcast review!

As the school year ended in 1986 John Hughes gave the world a film honoring playing hooky — Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  On the surface this is a fluffy comedy about three teens set loose in Chicago, but its themes and characters clicked with audiences and have endured for thirty years.  Now, as Now Playing continues its look at the films of 1986, Arnie, Marjorie, and Justin skip school to give you this bonus movie review.  Is this the best Day ever? Join them to find out!

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Movie Details

Individual Movie Reviews
John Hughes
Original Title
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
John Hughes
John Hughes, Tom Jacobson
Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Cindy Pickett, Lyman Ward, Edie McClurg, Charlie Sheen, Ben Stein, Del Close, Virginia Capers, Richard Edson, Larry "Flash" Jenkins, Kristy Swanson, Lisa Bellard, Max Perlich, Scott Coffey, Eric Saiet, Jason Alderman, Joey Garfield, Kristin Graziano, Bridgett Baron, Annie Ryan, Eric Edidin, Brendan Baber, Tiffany Chance, Jonathan Schmock, Tom Spratley, Dave Silvestri, Debra Montague, Joey D. Vieira, Louie Anderson, Stephanie Blake, Robert McKibbon, Paul Manzanero, Miranda Whittle, Robert Kim, Dick Sollenberger, Bob Parkinson, Richard Rohrbough, Edward Le Beau, Polly Noonan, Dee Dee Rescher, John Hughes
1 h 43 min
Release Date
11 June 1986
After high school slacker Ferris Bueller successfully fakes an illness in order to skip school for the day, he goes on a series of adventures throughout Chicago with his girlfriend Sloane and best friend Cameron, all the while trying to outwit his wily school principal and fed-up sister.

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