Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off
Directed by John Hughes
Produced by John Hughes
Tom Jacobson
Written by John Hughes
Starring Matthew Broderick
Alan Ruck
Mia Sara
Ben Stein
Music by Ira Newborn
Cinematography Tak Fujimoto
Editing by Paul Hirsch
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date(s) 1986
Running time 103 min.
Country USA
Language English

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a very successful 1986 comedy movie. Ferris Bueller (Broderick), skips school to have a day of fun with his girlfriend and best friend. He says: "I'm not European, I don't plan on being European. So who gives a crap if they're socialists? They could be fascist anarchists, it still doesn't change the fact that I don't own a car. Not that I condone fascism.".[1] This movie is unlike most teenage movies that are seen today, which promotes liberal values such as drug usages, pre-material sex, and underage drinking. Where Ferris enjoys doing more conservative activities, such as attending a baseball game, being part of German-American parade, and drinking soda.

In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress, being deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant."

Conservative Aspects

There are many conservative aspects of the movie, as stated Ferris does not smoke, drink alcohol, or do any drugs. He drinks soda instead of alcohol. The movie also promotes family, with Cameron, being so uptight and pessimist due to the problems caused by his family's lack of values. The movie also mocks the public school system with the principal being the main villain of the movie.

It is well known for the scene portrayed by Ben Stein: with the exception of the notable opening line ("Bueller ... Bueller?"), the entire scene – a monologue on the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Act and supply-side economics, in the monotone voice for which Stein would become famous – was completely unrehearsed and ad-libbed by Stein from his knowledge of economics.