Ferris Bueller's Day Off [DVD] [1986]

One of the perennial teenage films of the 1980s, Ferris Bueller's Day Off inspired dozens of films, made stars out of Charlie Sheen, Jennifer Grey, and Ben Stein, and even influenced a rock band (Save Ferris). Besides The Breakfast Club, John Hughes will undoubtedly be remembered for this classic piece of filmmaking. That's why the commentary with writer/director John Hughes on the disc makes it so appealing. Hughes is incredibly informative and insightful and gives away every casting secret anyone ever had about the making of the film. He's one of the more articulate directors to do commentary of a film. The downside to this disc, unfortunately, is that it is not a new film transfer. Sporadic dirt can be seen in the widescreen frames, though it's not too offensive and won't detract from viewing pleasure. The audio is excellent -- offered in Dolby Surround, 5.1 Surround, and French-language. There are also English subtitles for the hearing impaired. The most glaring omission on this disc is the lack of a theatrical trailer, which seems like a standard extra. Overall, however, the commentary more than makes up for any weaker aspects of the disc.
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Overall Customer Rating:
99% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (527 out of 533)

Special Features


  • Commentary with John Hughes

Synopsis


Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Teenaged Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) is a legend in his own time thanks to his uncanny skill at cutting classes and getting away with it. Intending to make one last grand duck-out before graduation, Ferris calls in sick, "borrows" a Ferrari, and embarks on a one-day bacchanal through the streets of Chicago. Dogging Ferris' trail at every turn is high-school principal Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), determined to catch Bueller in the act of class-cutting. Writer/director John Hughes once again tries to wed satire, slapstick, and social commentary, as Ferris Bueller's Day Off starts like a house afire and goes on to make "serious" points about status-seeking and casual parental cruelties. It brightens up considerably in the last few moments, when Ferris' tattletale sister (Jennifer Grey) decides to align herself with her merry prankster sibling. A huge moneymaker, Ferris Bueller's Day Off eventually spawned a TV sitcom. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Matthew Broderick
    Matthew Broderick - Ferris Bueller
  • Alan Ruck
    Alan Ruck - Cameron Frye
  • Mia Sara
    Mia Sara - Sloane Peterson
  • Jeffrey Jones
    Jeffrey Jones - Ed Rooney
  • Jennifer Grey
    Jennifer Grey - Jeanie Bueller



Customer rating

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99%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    One Of My Favorites!

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    AandJ091108
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    Ferris Bueller's Day Off has an elegantly simple, effective story structure, a classic example of separate plotlines that move concurrently, then tie themselves together at the end. There are two plot threads in this movie: (1) The story of what Ferris, Cameron and Sloane do during the day off, and how these characters, primarily Cameron, are affected and changed by it. (2) The attempts of Ferris' sister Jean and Dean of Students Edward R. Rooney to expose Ferris. At the end of the movie, the two plotlines converge and resolve each other when Ferris, Jean and Rooney come together at last, and it's Jean, changed by the events of her own "day off," who finally saves Ferris from Rooney.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A classic everybody should watch

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    Cintoman

    This is a classic movie everybody should watch. I remember watching this years ago, probably when it first came out on DVD, and I enjoyed it so much. It's rated PG-13, but I still let my 11 year old son and 12 year old daughter watch it. Upon second thought, I probably should have watched it again instead of relying on my memory for what was in the movie. There were a few scenes where I would have preferred they had not seen them, but overall, I was OK with it, and they loved the movie. Definitely one classic movie to buy and keep in your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Ferris Buellers Day Off Movie Review

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    speedychris12473
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    Whether I watch this movie today or thirty or so years ago, Ferris Buellers Day Off will always be a classic in my book. It had me laughing continuously from the opening credit till the ending credit. The cast chosen to play all the main characters in the movie was top-notch too. I also have got to tip my hats off to director John Hughes. He put together another American Classic. So what you waiting for go and purchase Ferris Buellers Day off today! You won't regret it!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Day Bow Bow............ chicka chicka

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    daveofthedead
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    To say that John Hughes films didn't mold my teenage years would be a lie. I still remember seeing this along with Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and Weird Science and just memorizing lines with my friends. If you are a child of the 80's then I'm not telling you anything new, I'm sure this is already in your collection. A must own in my opinion!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Chicago, my Home Town!

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    Alfred
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    A truly enjoyable iconic movie of the time! This should be on everyone's must-see list and it's a movie that can be enjoyed with the whole family. An early career hit for Matthew Broderick, who has an adverserial relationship with his assistant principal, but he is left alone with his dad's sports car. He and his friends Mia Serra and Paul Rudd decide to take a day off school, which leads to a lovely celebration of the city of Chicago.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    buyer beware

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    ghost
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    the movie is 5 stars but this new blu ray released on jan. 24 2017 is nothing more than the 2013 release with a new upc code sticker over the old upc . this new upc sticker ends in 6799, underneath, it ends in 1829. I don't blame best buy for this but rather warner home video. anyone buying this should know that there just cleaning out old stock. im really not happy with this purchase.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Classic movie, Great extras, Must buy

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    Matuga
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    I already owned this movie on DVD, but the copy I owned was seriously lacking in the special features department. Luckily, this edition is packed with tons of bonus features, from behind the scenes footage, to making of features, and more. It's one of the best 80s movies of all time. So, buy this DVD, call in sick to whatever you have to do for the day, kick back and enjoy a classic. You owe it to yourself.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Comedy classic

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    mad10jen
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    I remember when I was a kid and saw this movie and thought it was hilarious. Now as an adult I appreciate even more because I can relate better to the characters. It is even funnier as an adult. Everybody wants to be Ferris for a day. You will get this movie out at least a couple of times a year so it is worth the purchase. It is a classic and has a great story with good actors.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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