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Back to School 2023: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Opens on August 25

Director: John Hughes Run Time: 103 min. Rating: PG-13 Release Year: 1986

Starring: Alan Ruck, Jeffrey Jones, Jennifer Grey, Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara

Country: United States
Language: English, German

About the film:

“Bueller…Bueller…?” Sorry, not here! Instead, high-schooler Ferris Bueller (Mathew Broderick), his girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara), and his best bud Cameron (Alan Ruck) are off on the spontaneous romp through Chicago known as Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986). So, barf up a lung, forge a “sick note” from the parents, and tag along on the funniest adventure to ever sweep through the Windy City. What are you still doing here? Save Ferris!

About the filmmaker:

John Hughes was an influential American filmmaker who began his career as an advertising copywriter before becoming a regular contributor for the National Lampoon magazine. He captured the adoration of a generation with his perceptive and light-hearted Brat Pack comedies, beginning with writing and directing Sixteen Candles (1984) followed by The Breakfast Club (1985), Weird Science (1985), and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), and writing the screenplays for Pretty in Pink (1986) and Some Kind of Wonderful (1987).

He went on to write and direct the adult comedies Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987), She’s Having a Baby (1988), and Uncle Buck (1989). He also penned the screenplays for many feature films, including National Lampoon’s Vacation (1983), Mr. Mom (1983), Home Alone (1990), Beethoven (1992), Dennis the Menace (1993), and the live-action 101 Dalmatians (1996). In 2010, Hughes’ career was honored posthumously with a moving tribute at the 82nd Academy Awards.

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