Skip to comments.Ferris Bueller's Day Off: 20th Anniversary Edition
Posted on 05/05/2006 12:16:08 PM PDT by qam1
Matthew Broderick stars in the '80s teen comedy about rebelling in style.
Every kid has known a Ferris Bueller, that kid with the zen-like state of mind who seems impossibly mature, infuriatingly confident, never less than charming and usually gets what he wants. And this being the infamous decade of greed, that means conspicuous consumption.
Our '80s Ferris is played with great style by a young Matthew Broderick who, tired of school drudgery, borrows a Ferrari and convinces some friends to accompany him to Chicago for the day.
Naturally all this is to be accomplished without anyone noticing, without any consequences and with maximum cool, a sleight of hand only a Ferris-like state of mind is capable of. Teen rebellion with style.
He's in two of my most favourite movies. Bueller and "Election" - if you've never seen this with Reese Witherspoon it is dark and hilarious.
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DOH! (suddenly reaching for my vitamins and calcium supplement).
But the day they do a re-make, I'll know I'm TRULY old.
My GF at the time was WAY into this movie! Thank God i had to serve duty every other weekend so I was spared seeing it half the time.
She liked Dirty Dancing more, though, and it was harder to get out of that because I went to 1 in 4 duty. YUCK!
I agree this thread has made me depressed lol
Nobody puts Baby in a corner.
LOL, THE cheesiest movie line of all time!
Good grief am I really this old. Seems like just yesterday I saw "FBDO" for the first time. Yikes!
I love that movie. It's a classic of the 80's.
Twenty years ago
For reasons I don't really understand, I love this movie.
My wife on the otherhand hates it in spades and complains when I watch it.
Then there is Ben Stein..... Bueler, Bueler, Bueler.
I didn't think much of him for this part and Ben Stein's Money but have seen him a lot on Saturday Fox financial program. He is wise and dispenses his wisdom often in conflict with his liberal collegues on the show.
In 1930, the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, in an effort to alleviate the effects of the... Anyone? Anyone? ...the Great Depression, passed the... Anyone? Anyone? The tariff bill?
Hey, the new Poseideon Adventure is out.
Didn't we all have a science or math teacher just like that, lol.
Something d-o-o economics....
It's deja vu all over again!
Wanna feel old? Students entering college this fall were born the year "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "Die Hard", and "Big", were made.
Thanks. I didn't think I could feel any worse than I did a while ago.
You should be banned for making me feel so old.
Even though he was much more animated and entertaining than Ben's character, I was always reminded of my 7th grade science teacher, Mr. Berube, whose slogan was "I mean what I say and say what I mean." The guy had actually gone with Shckleton on one of his late Antarctic epeditions (long, long after the Endurance incident) and was a font of historical and science knowledge.
Awesome soundtrack too.
I already felt old when I found out that soemthing like 90% of the first crew of USS Reagan was too young to have any meaningful memory of his presidency. I, on the other hand, remember discussing with fellow elementary school classmates just how badly Carter was going to go down, and my parents weren't even conservatives.
That's it. I'm hitting abuse on that post.
Nature of abuse: Making us feel like geezers.
I know Charlie Sheen is a total loon, but he always cracked me up in that movie. When he and Jennifer Grey are in the police station.
"Thank you, no. I'm straight."
me too. love both of those flicks
I'd also throw-in "The Freshman" where MB plays opposite Marlon Brando. Total spoof of "The Godfather".
I did love Ben Stein in that movie. I *am* getting sick and tired of the 80s being referred to as the age of greed...when we all know who the greedy ones were: the Democrats who didnt want their pet project budgets cut so more money could be spent protecting this country and calling Gorbachev's bluff on nuclear weapons.
Quintessential 80s movies:
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
St. Elmo's Fire
Pretty in Pink
Back to the Future - "you made a time machine...out of a DeLorean?!"
LOL! Funny how that happens! My favorite scene from the movie:
Snooty Maitre D': I appreciate your understanding.
Ferris: Don't think twice. It's understanding that makes it possible for people like us to tolerate a person like yourself.
Maitre D': Thank you.
Ferris: Don't mention it.
Kids entering college this year were born AFTER "Duck Tales" started AND after Shelley Long left Cheers!
Simone : Um he's sick. My best friend's sister's boyfriend's brother's girlfriend heard from this guy who knows this kid who's going with the girl who saw Ferris pass out at 31 Flavours last night. I guess it's pretty serious.
Teacher : Thank you Simone.
Simone : No problem whatsoever.
I don't know what that is. Is it a cartoon? Guess I'm even older then I thought. :-(
I'd like to add "Uncle Buck" to that list.
"Here's a quarter. Go downtown and pay a rat to gnaw that thing off your face."
LOL!!! I so want to go home and watch that movie now.
I like the part in the garage leaving the Ferrari and the parking guy says: "Hey...I'm professional", as he slithers into the car...and they end up going for a joy ride.
LMAO!! And Cameron says, "Professional what?"
I think I've seen it twenty+ times. I know every line to that movie.
One of my top 80's favorite.
"You want some gummi bears? They're warm from my pocket ..."
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