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Ferris Bueller's Day Off: 20th Anniversary Edition
Sydney Morning Herald ^ | 5/3/06 | Iain Mckay

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.


TOPICS: History; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 20thanniversary; benstein; ferrisbueller; genx
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1 posted on 05/05/2006 12:16:11 PM PDT by qam1
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To: qam1

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.


2 posted on 05/05/2006 12:18:01 PM PDT by timsbella (Mark Steyn for Prime Minister of Canada!)
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To: qam1; ItsOurTimeNow; PresbyRev; tortoise; Fraulein; StoneColdGOP; Clemenza; m18436572; ...
20th anniversary - ouch!

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3 posted on 05/05/2006 12:19:52 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: qam1

DOH! (suddenly reaching for my vitamins and calcium supplement).


4 posted on 05/05/2006 12:20:59 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (The GOP should not fall for the soft bigotry of assuming all Hispanics are pro-amnesty.)
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To: qam1

But the day they do a re-make, I'll know I'm TRULY old.


5 posted on 05/05/2006 12:21:50 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (The GOP should not fall for the soft bigotry of assuming all Hispanics are pro-amnesty.)
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To: qam1; Diddle E. Squat
This brings back memories of one of my all-time favorite FR threads.
6 posted on 05/05/2006 12:21:54 PM PDT by jmc813 (The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.)
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To: qam1

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!


7 posted on 05/05/2006 12:24:08 PM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

I agree this thread has made me depressed lol


9 posted on 05/05/2006 12:24:45 PM PDT by catholicfreeper
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To: Toby06

Nobody puts Baby in a corner.


10 posted on 05/05/2006 12:26:08 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (The GOP should not fall for the soft bigotry of assuming all Hispanics are pro-amnesty.)
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To: windcliff

ping


11 posted on 05/05/2006 12:27:01 PM PDT by stylecouncilor
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To: hispanarepublicana

LOL, THE cheesiest movie line of all time!


12 posted on 05/05/2006 12:36:35 PM PDT by Toby06 (Make illegal immigration illegal!)
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To: jmc813

LOL


13 posted on 05/05/2006 12:39:42 PM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: qam1
Ferris Bueller's Day Off: 20th Anniversary Edition

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.

14 posted on 05/05/2006 12:40:16 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: qam1

Twenty years ago

Holy Crap!


15 posted on 05/05/2006 12:42:04 PM PDT by Vision ("There are no limits to growth because there are no limits of human intelligence" Ronald Reagan)
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To: qam1

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.


16 posted on 05/05/2006 12:44:53 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. Slay Pinch)
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To: jmc813

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?


17 posted on 05/05/2006 12:45:20 PM PDT by stainlessbanner (Free Travis!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Hey, the new Poseideon Adventure is out.


18 posted on 05/05/2006 12:45:39 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: bert
Then there is Ben Stein..... Bueler, Bueler, Bueler.

Didn't we all have a science or math teacher just like that, lol.

19 posted on 05/05/2006 12:48:15 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (I think the border is kind of an artificial barrier - San Antonio councilwoman Patti Radle)
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To: stainlessbanner

Something d-o-o economics....


20 posted on 05/05/2006 12:51:54 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com freshly updated!!)
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To: silent_jonny; conservativebabe

It's deja vu all over again!


21 posted on 05/05/2006 12:52:32 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com freshly updated!!)
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To: hispanarepublicana

Wanna feel old? Students entering college this fall were born the year "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "Die Hard", and "Big", were made.


22 posted on 05/05/2006 1:01:58 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Richard Kimball

Thanks. I didn't think I could feel any worse than I did a while ago.


23 posted on 05/05/2006 1:03:55 PM PDT by hispanarepublicana (The GOP should not fall for the soft bigotry of assuming all Hispanics are pro-amnesty.)
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To: Richard Kimball

You should be banned for making me feel so old.


24 posted on 05/05/2006 1:07:39 PM PDT by Moleman
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To: mtbopfuyn
Didn't we all have a science or math teacher just like that, lol.

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.

25 posted on 05/05/2006 1:14:22 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (TRY JESUS. If you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back.)
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To: qam1
What a classic. Just watched it with my pre-teen kids.

Awesome soundtrack too.

26 posted on 05/05/2006 1:17:52 PM PDT by ContemptofCourt
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To: Richard Kimball
Wanna feel old? Students entering college this fall were born the year "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?", "Die Hard", and "Big", were made.

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.

27 posted on 05/05/2006 1:19:37 PM PDT by Mr. Silverback (TRY JESUS. If you don't like Him, the devil will always take you back.)
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To: jasoncann; qam1
"Bueller...Bueller...Bueller..."


28 posted on 05/05/2006 1:21:56 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: retrokitten

Lol!


29 posted on 05/05/2006 1:25:29 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Richard Kimball

That's it. I'm hitting abuse on that post.

Nature of abuse: Making us feel like geezers.


30 posted on 05/05/2006 1:26:44 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: MotleyGirl70

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.

"Drugs?"
"Thank you, no. I'm straight."


31 posted on 05/05/2006 1:31:34 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: timsbella

me too. love both of those flicks


32 posted on 05/05/2006 1:47:38 PM PDT by CharlieOK1 (Did you get that thing I sent ya?)
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To: timsbella

I'd also throw-in "The Freshman" where MB plays opposite Marlon Brando. Total spoof of "The Godfather".


33 posted on 05/05/2006 1:54:30 PM PDT by Tallguy (When it's a bet between reality and delusion, bet on reality -- Mark Steyn)
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To: qam1
Thanks qam1 !!!

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
Sixteen Candles
Breakfast Club
St. Elmo's Fire
Pretty in Pink
Back to the Future - "you made a time machine...out of a DeLorean?!"

80s forever!!

34 posted on 05/05/2006 2:04:43 PM PDT by Alkhin (Ever have one of these?)
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To: retrokitten

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.


35 posted on 05/05/2006 2:05:11 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: retrokitten
Okay, I was actually going easy on you. Ready for the real smack down?

Kids entering college this year were born AFTER "Duck Tales" started AND after Shelley Long left Cheers!

36 posted on 05/05/2006 2:08:25 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: Alkhin
1.21 GIGAWATTS?
37 posted on 05/05/2006 2:11:22 PM PDT by Richard Kimball (I like to make everyone's day a little more surreal)
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To: retrokitten

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.

38 posted on 05/05/2006 2:15:01 PM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Richard Kimball
"Duck Tales"

I don't know what that is. Is it a cartoon? Guess I'm even older then I thought. :-(

39 posted on 05/05/2006 2:24:15 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: Alkhin

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."


40 posted on 05/05/2006 2:26:27 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: dfwgator

LOL!!! I so want to go home and watch that movie now.


41 posted on 05/05/2006 2:27:17 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: retrokitten
Classic. Charlie plays a great part.

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.

42 posted on 05/05/2006 2:29:37 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: Richard Kimball
ROFLMAO - I LOVE IT - thank you!!

*bookmarked now*

43 posted on 05/05/2006 2:29:53 PM PDT by Alkhin (Ever have one of these?)
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To: Alkhin

Bump!


44 posted on 05/05/2006 2:30:40 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: MotleyGirl70

LMAO!! And Cameron says, "Professional what?"


45 posted on 05/05/2006 2:31:56 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: Alkhin
Breakfast Club

I think I've seen it twenty+ times. I know every line to that movie.

One of my top 80's favorite.

46 posted on 05/05/2006 2:32:37 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: retrokitten

Lol! Exactly!


47 posted on 05/05/2006 2:33:06 PM PDT by MotleyGirl70
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To: conservativebabe
Have you heard about the Awesome 80's Prom? It's an interactive show like Tony and Tina's wedding. I'm not sure I could convince my husband to go, but it looks like a blast.
48 posted on 05/05/2006 2:33:52 PM PDT by retrokitten (www.retrosrants.blogspot.com)
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To: qam1
My favorite scene:


49 posted on 05/05/2006 2:42:14 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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To: dfwgator

"You want some gummi bears? They're warm from my pocket ..."

50 posted on 05/05/2006 2:50:42 PM PDT by MozarkDawg
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