"Ferris Bueller's Day Off" Came Out 35 Years Ago Today


Via Yahoo.com. "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is a classic. When you're channel surfing, you have to stop and start watching, no matter what point of the movie it's at. So many great lines, "Life moves pretty fast. You don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it," or the Maitre D' at Chez Quis, "You're Abe Froman, the Sausage King of Chicago?"

Ferris Bueller came out on June 11, 1986, 35 years ago today. The John Hughes comedy was shot all over Chicago with a budget of $5 million and became one of the top grossing movies of the year at $70 million. It also made Mathew Broderick a star.

In an interview with Yahoo.com, Broderick told the story of the parade scene that was shot over two weekends — first at an actual parade, the annual Von Steuben Day parade, but the second merely as a start-from-scratch, on-location film shoot that required hundreds of extras. John Hughes hit up the local radio stations to broadcast word across Chicago that locals were needed to fill the streets for the scene.

“There were concerns that we wouldn’t get enough of a crowd, and then we got there and there were 10,000 [people there],” Broderick explained. “And it was like a party, everybody was so delighted with that music. It was very spontaneous, actually, but I had rehearsed that scene for months.”

Such a great movie! What's your favorite scene?


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