Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

John Hughes (1986)

15 Certificate


Our Score
In this comedy, Matthew Broderick - worshipped by students, scourge of teachers - decides to play truant and whisks reluctant chum Alan Ruck and girlfriend Mia Sara off to the big city for an adventure; meanwhile, uptight dean of students Jeffrey Jones is determined to catch him in the act. This remains the most fully rounded of writer/director John Hughes's teen comedies, although once again it's marred slightly by Hughes's familiar undercurrent of sentimentality. Broderick is remarkably likeable as the arrogant, spoilt brat, Ruck is excellent as his melancholy friend and Jones almost steals the show as he suffers the humiliations that would later be heaped upon the burglars in the Hughes-scripted blockbuster Home Alone. The film also provides early outings for Jennifer Grey (Dirty Dancing) and Charlie Sheen.


A cocky teenager plays truant from school and spends the day dragging his girlfriend and a reluctant friend into all manner of crazy adventures in the big city - while the school's dean of students vows to stop at nothing to prove the youngster is faking illness. Comedy, starring Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Alan Ruck, Jennifer Grey, Jeffrey Jones and Charlie Sheen.

Cast & Crew

Ferris Bueller Matthew Broderick
Cameron Frye Alan Ruck
Sloane Peterson Mia Sara
Ed Rooney Jeffrey Jones
Jeanie Bueller Jennifer Grey
Katie Bueller Cindy Pickett
Tom Bueller Lyman Ward
School secretary Edie McClurg
Garth Volbeck Charlie Sheen
Economics teacher Ben Stein
History teacher Del Close
Director John Hughes
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: U.I.P. (UK)Guidance: May be edited for langaugeAvailable on: video, DVD and Blu-ray