Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

1986 | PG-13 | DVD and BluRay | Director:  John Hughes

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Isn’t it funny how things that once took up so much space and time in our lives are forgotten?

When I was fifteen, I was offered a summer job to watch a demon little boy everyday.  This is what paid for my first car – a lovely 1984 Ford Escort, black with louvers on the back hatch.  It was awesome.

The year was 1988 and the demon boy was 2 1/2 and all he wanted to do was watch movies.  And movies he had.  But every single day he wanted to watch the same thing over and over.  Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.

In my defense I had asked if there was anything off limits for him in the movie section and was told that it was fine.  I mean, there were other adult looking movies in the mix, like Smokey and the Bandit, The Karate Kid and Greystoke which I loved by the way!  So I don’t know if he snuck this movie into the living room selection or what, but it wasn’t until almost the end of the next summer when his Daddy came home one day and almost had a coronary.  By this time, I would estimate that he had seen this movie at least 163 times.  Oops.

I love this movie.  It is a classic.  It takes me back to those lovely summers.  You must see it, no matter what Denton says.  His opinion doesn’t count when it comes to Bueller… Bueller… Bueller.

Amazing facts about this movie:

  • The two actors who played Bueller’s parents got married in real life after making the movie.
  • John Hughes wrote the script in 6 days.
  • The Ferrari wasn’t real.  It was a fake made from fiberglass and they used three of them.
  • None of Ben Stein’s lines in the movie were scripted except for roll call.
  • Alan Ruck – who played Cameron- was 29 years old!

 

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