Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is one of my favourite movies of the 80’s and it still has a huge fan base over 20 years after it was first released.
Not really a Brat Pack movie for me but it was requested so much by visitors to the site that I decided to give the film it’s very own page.
Matthew Broderick of ‘I’m married to Carrie from Sex and the City’ fame plays Ferris, a cheeky and very like-able high school senior who decides to take his ninth sick day of the year.
Ferris spends the day in Chicago after he convinces his best friend Cameron to take his Dad’s precious Ferrari out for a spin. The pair take Ferris’ girlfriend Sloane along for the ride.
Even though there is nothing wrong with Ferris, rumours go around the school that he is at death’s door which sparks the campaign to ‘Save Ferris’.
Dean of student’s Ed Rooney knows all about Ferris but can never catch him in the act.
Ferris’ sister Jeanie also knows Ferris’ game and is fed up of him being an angel in his parent’s eyes.
Ferris Bueller Rating
Mainly comedy based but also an amazing tale of a kid with a lot of luck, charm and some good sense. Deserves no less than a Brat Pack rating of 10/10.
Ferris Bueller Characters
Ferris – The star of the show, he manages to avoid any trouble and also enjoys talking directly to the audience.
Cameron – Ferris geeky best friend who is scared of his dad and pretty much everything else for that matter.
Jeanie – The long suffering sister of Ferris who is jealous that he can get away with murder.
Sloane – The loyal girlfriend.
Starring; Matthew Broderick, Jennifer Grey, and Charlie Sheen.
Ferris Bueller Trivia
Ferris hacks his way into the school computer to change his attendance record in a very similar scene to another Matthew Broderick movie, War Games.
The restaurant used in the movie is the same one where Kirby has a date with Dale in St Elmo’s Fire.
Rick Boyer says
You know, I have to tell you, I really enjoy this blog and the insight from everyone who participates. I find it to be refreshing and very informative. I wish there were more blogs like it. Anyway, I felt it was about time I posted, I
Raphaël AJ says
I really like your site. 🙂
Would you consider Wargames as a proto-brat-pack movie? Because it stars Broderick and Sheedy… It may be registered as a Maybe Movies, don’t you think?
War Games is on the old site, I just haven’t got the page up yet. There are quite a few I still need to get on here but they should all be online by end of October.
Thanks for the suggestion though, keep them coming 🙂
I grew up in the 80’s
This is a 100% brat pack movie.
Your not a real fan of brat pack in
Your not one of us.
what about catholic boys?
Another suggestion… How about ‘Less Than Zero’ ??
Definately a brat pack movie, and the best acting youre gonna see from Andrew McCarthy!
Oh, this is my all time favorite movie.
And i wasn’t even alive in the eighties!
I know its brilliant isnt it! Its such a sexy film!