Season 0 - Episode 1
Ferris Bueller's Day Off
In June of 1986, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, a teen age coming-of-age comedy from writer/director John Hughes hit theaters and found an enthusiastic reception from viewers and critics alike. The film owed its success to the note perfect John Hughes script and the sly charm of its leading man. Hear the story of this buoyant ode to being young and alive through all new interviews with key members of cast and crew, including Ferris himself, Matthew Broderick, as well as classic clips, outtakes and behind the scenes footage.
Video from this Episode
The cast talks about John Hughes' negative reaction to early screen tests.
John Hughes knew he wanted to use The Beatles "Twist and Shout" for the parade scene, despite the near impossibility of clearing the rights to the song.
Many of the scenes and characters shot for the film didn't end up in the final cut, including Ferris' younger siblings.
Jennifer Grey and Matthew Broderick describe working with John Hughes and his hands-on "monkey see, monkey do" way of directing.
Alan Ruck and other cast members discuss filming the car crash scene.
Producer Michael Chinich describes reading the script and imagining Ben Stein's voice reading the lines. Stein was cast as the teacher, and immediately made movie history with the way he said the name "Bueller."