Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Turns 25 on Saturday!

To those of my generation this certainly ranks high on the list of John Hughes films that looked at the life of teenagers and as the late director himself said of Ferris Bueller, it was a “love letter” to the city he cherished most, Chicago.


While Ferris Bueller’s Day Off certainly had its fantastical elements like the clip seen above I remember it more for scenes like this one.

So I hope you take a moment on Saturday and give a tip of the hat in whatever way you can to John Hughes and Ferris Bueller, and let me dedicate this post to the Retroist, my fellow writers for the site, and most especially each of you that are kind enough to keep coming back every day to read what we share…it makes me feel like Ferris Bueller every single day.


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Searching through the alleys for useful knowledge in the city of Nostalgia. Huge cinema fanatic and sometimes carrier of the flame for the weirding ways of 80s gaming, toys, and television. When his wife lets him he is quite happy sitting in the corner eating buckets of beef jerky.

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One thought on “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Turns 25 on Saturday!

  1. I loved this movie as a kid of course, but I remember being shocked years later when I found out that Mathew Brodderik did not actually sing on the float. :p

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