Ferris Bueller's Day Off | 1986

Directed by: John Hughes

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Main Plot

Ferris Bueller fakes being sick to skip school and embarks on an epic adventure in Chicago with his friends, all while trying to avoid getting caught by his principal.


  • Matthew Broderick's character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is named Ferris Bueller, who is a charismatic high school student playing hooky.
  • Alan Ruck's character is Cameron Frye, Ferris Bueller's best friend who embarks on a wild adventure with him.
  • Mia Sara's character in Ferris Bueller's Day Off is named Sloane Peterson. She is Ferris' girlfriend and supportive accomplice.


In the final moments, Ferris rushes home, narrowly avoiding his parents and sister. He jumps into bed, pretending to be sick, just as his parents check on him. Meanwhile, his best friend Cameron's father discovers that his prized Ferrari has been driven many miles. As Ferris' sister Jeanie returns home, she encounters the school's principal, who has been chasing Ferris all day. However, she decides to help Ferris by pretending to be his girlfriend, leaving the principal humiliated. Ferris successfully outwits everyone, leaving his day of adventure and mischief a secret, and he ends the film with a charming monologue, breaking the fourth wall.

John Hughes