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  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    I won Ben Stein's money

    by pikazerox

    cheap bastard only gave me 5k

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Make it so!

    by Acappellaman

    Beautiful! Chick-a-chick-aaaahhhhhh!

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:09 p.m. CST

    i saw ferris buellers day five times when I was a child

    by emeraldboy

    and it remains one of the best films I ever saw. i love ferris bueller's day, breakfast club and uncle buck.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:11 p.m. CST

    Matthew Broderick's new television show is "So I Married A Horse"

    by IAmTommyWiseau

    Ever wondered what goes on in the Broderick and Parker stable? Now you'll be able to find out!

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:16 p.m. CST

    the SJP horse jokes are hilarious

    by gaygoonie

    really. brilliant stuff. and i imagine you're a real fuckin' looker.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:23 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Pricklepants

    Matthew Broderick gotta eat!

  • Instead we got that ass French Stewart. Seriously. What kind of name is French Stewart. Makes me want French toast. -Namaste-

  • Karma's a bitch -Namaste-

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:38 p.m. CST

    I still want to be Ferris Bueller.

    by AshMcQ

    Then again, who doesn't?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Not really a horse...

    by NightArrows

    More like a foot...

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:39 p.m. CST

    Who would have thought Alan Ruck...

    by Fremen

    would've aged better than Matthew Broderick?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:43 p.m. CST

    Sarah Jessica Parker and Mathew Broderick go into a bar.

    by Tikidonkeypunch

    He orders beer and she gets her cosmo. After several drinks she passes out on the floor. Matt gets up and pays and heads to the exit. The bartender says "Hey you can't leave that lyin there." Matt turns and says "That's not a lion, it's a horse."

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST


    by NightArrows

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    Ed Wood

    by darkgrafix

    Watch Ed Wood and actually hear SJP say that a critic tells her she looks like a horse! Hilarious!!! And a great movie.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I'd actually watch a ferris 2 movie

    by rakesh patel

    but i'm afraid they'd completely fuck it up. A pity. Sod it, i'm going to watch the original again!

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    I wish that trailer could be a little longer.

    by durhay

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    You obviously don't mean "I wish her face could be a little longer"

    by NightArrows

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3 p.m. CST

    if I was to compile a list of my favourite films

    by emeraldboy

    of the 1980's.. Uncle buck, ferris Buellers day off parenthood, dirty rotten scoundrels the burbs back to the future, hunt for red october, predator, Commando, comet quest, indiana jones and the raiders of the lost ark... the explorers. close encounters of the third kind. original ed. ET. the original ed. kindergarten cop.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:01 p.m. CST

    even though I have a learning difficulty

    by emeraldboy

    this is one of the funniest things ever put on film... though never mentions how they came up with this in his book...

  • Then again, that was a BMW.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    That trailer....

    by coolhanddave

    is an incredibly poor representation of how good that movie is. If I saw that trailer before I saw the movie I would balk and wait for VHS.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    What a terrible trailer.

    by Royston Lodge

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Isn't Jeffrey Jones in prison?

    by mdk

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    em, yeah but Close Encounters is from 1977!

    by mdk

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Jeffery Jones is in not in prison

    by hitchhiker42

    But on probation for having nudie pics of 14 year old boys:

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:52 p.m. CST

    It's that 80's song, Day Bow Bow

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 3:55 p.m. CST

    Save Ferris!

    by Silv

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 4:15 p.m. CST

    Oh, good, more nostalgia

    by bah

    But really, kind of a cool promo.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 4:32 p.m. CST

    I will never forgive Matthew Broderick...

    by Chris Moody

    ...for GODZILLA. His work in GLORY, THE LION KING and THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX was great, but GODZILLA was irrevocably horrendous.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    hate that movie

    by jsfithaca

    i know im in the wrong on this one, but i cant stand that movie. damn it why arent there trolls for the shit i dont like? breaking bad gets trolled but not this?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 4:38 p.m. CST

    and broderick was terrible in glory btw

    by jsfithaca

    great movie, but he cant act

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:03 p.m. CST

    films took longer to arrive on britsh and irish shores..

    by emeraldboy

    now films are distributed to british and irish cinemas under the heading UK and Ireland... most blockbusters at that time would open in UK and northern ireland. it would take the republic much longer to get films... ireland was still in economic war with the uk. but that ended in 1979..... looking back dev's economic war with the uk was stupid.... the reasons are too complex. to go into here... dev was a nationalistic as the rest of the leaders at that time.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:19 p.m. CST

    WTF? Totally confused here

    by lv_426

    What is this for? A middle aged Ferris Bueller TV series? A parody or some promo for something using Bueller?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 5:34 p.m. CST


    by Sean1701

    Now get Charlie Sheen in there as Jeanie's husband! Thank God no Brian Cox jokes here...

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:07 p.m. CST

    "Ferris Bueller", starring Charley Sheen!

    by MisterE

    Ferris Bueller's Day off was playing on TV a few years ago, and I remember seeing an advertisement for it exclaiming "starring Charley Sheen!". It took me a minute to remember that he was even in the movie!

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:39 p.m. CST

    I remember the Ferris Bueller TV was AWFUL!!

    by BoyNamedSue

    It came on immediately after Fresh Prince of Bel Air, at least for the three months it lasted. Clips of the show are on YouTube.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 6:40 p.m. CST

    Whiny bitches

    by garagons

    If a Bueller sequel would be announced; everyone would scream "how dare they mess with a classic?" But since its not real; people are bitching "how come it's not a real sequel? We want a sequel" Whiny bitches. Fact

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 7 p.m. CST


    by SuperSaiyan2112

    It's statements like that which make me hate the majority of AICN talkbackers with a passion. You hit the nail on the head.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 7:19 p.m. CST

    everyone gets older but...

    by SaunDann

    Ferris was specifically representative of an idealized self confidence. To show him now as a paunchy old dude...doesn't really work. Thankfully it's just a commercial and not a sequel.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Office Space would be a fitting Ferris Bueller sequel

    by Mugato5150

    The obnoxious douchebag becomes a hapless cube monkey. And Cameron becomes Lumbergh.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 7:40 p.m. CST

    this may have been mentioned in the talkbacks already but...

    by SaunDann

    there is already a Ferris 2 script that's been floating around for the past 5 years or so. It has Ferris as a 40 something motivational speaker who of course takes the day off with his buddy Cameron... I think there was an effort to get it off the ground but Hughes refused and now of course he's no longer with us. Would love to read the script if I could find it.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:08 p.m. CST

    Can we get this thread back in the top 10?

    by Nick

    Just for shizz and giggles? "Harry chooses HD-DVD and here's why:" -

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:20 p.m. CST


    by SaunDann

    I'm down with posting a few times to get it into the top 10. BTW, I can't blame Harry for choosing the wrong format. They were similar in quality, I think the reason that one was chosen over the other was mostly because of corporate choices.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:21 p.m. CST

    there was supposed to be...

    by SaunDann

    a Sixteen Candles sequel a few years back but it never got made.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:25 p.m. CST

    I remember the Ferris Bueller TV show...

    by SaunDann

    it was spectactularly awful. It came out at the same time as Parker Lewis Can't Lose (which was better executed).... Still I watched a few episodes because I loved the film so much. I bet John Hughes hated that show as much as George Lucas hates the Holiday Special.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:26 p.m. CST

    I am digging the Star Wars Brisk commercials...

    by SaunDann

    I know they are for Episode 1, but they are fun and inspired.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:27 p.m. CST

    was anyone else taken by surprise when...

    by SaunDann

    a graying Cameron showed up in Speed and then an even grayer Cameron showed up on Spin City?

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 8:55 p.m. CST

    Parker Lewis Can't Lose...

    by BYOBkenobi

    ...was my unofficial sequel to FBDO. I really enjoyed that show.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 9:07 p.m. CST

    Parker Lewis unfortunately went on to..

    by SaunDann

    terrorize the cast of "The Stand".

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 9:13 p.m. CST


    by SaunDann

    Broderick and his pony make me sick too...but I have so much fondness for the Ferris character and movie that I can get past it.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 9:16 p.m. CST

    The real Cameron shock was of course, ST: Generations

    by Lao_Che_Air_Freight

    Give him a million more Tuesday's, and he still woulda screwed it up.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 9:25 p.m. CST


    by SaunDann

    I forgot about that! He did make a good shitty would be Captain.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 9:29 p.m. CST

    I'd do SJP again


    and I'd like it even more than the first time.

  • It is really Cameron's story told through Bueller. It's his coming of age story. With Bueller and Cameron, Hughs has placed our adolescent fantasies along side our adolescent realities. We are amused by Bueller, but we don't actually have to care about him; he will always land on his feet. It is Cameron we actually care about.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:14 p.m. CST

    Its about fucking time we get a new Bueller film!!

    by HB_Dad

    I'm glad it is not the reboot they were planning a couple years back and is instead exactly the sequel we always expected, Ferris ditching work as an adult! I hope Mia Sara is in this!

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:29 p.m. CST

    FUUUUUCK! Just found out the truth about this...

    by HB_Dad

    ...its a fucking Honda ad, not a real movie! Fuck you Honda and your shit cars!

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:33 p.m. CST

    Honda raped my childhood

    by VoiceOfSaruman

    end of message

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    saundann - yeah, well Parker Lewis had a difficult childhood.

    by WickedJacob

    Being kidnapped by that pedophile for ten years or whatever. But he did turn his life around and went on to join Stargate:SG1 for a year.

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Hey saundann, just the first 12 pages though

    by Riff_Randell

  • Jan. 27, 2012, 10:50 p.m. CST

    ingeld you are WRONG, its clearly about Ferris

    by Jonathhan Kana

    the movie you are talking about wasnt made. Sorry. I understand what you are getting at, but you are wrong. What you should be trying to say is that Cameron had a nice character arc where he changed from the beginning of the movie to become someone else at the end, and you are used to hollywood making movies about THAT guy, instead of the guy who doesnt change from beginning to end. but the fact is, thats what Hughes did. Made a movie about the cool kid. sure we watched cameron transform, but this was never his movie. we never got to see him interact with his dad, Ferris left him to go on and do more amazing cool shit. In our PC time, the movie would indeed be about the Cameron neurotic kid while the far more interesting kid just plays the comic relief. american pie, take me home tonight, etc etc. NOW, one can certainly argue that Hughes saw himself in Cameron and paid attention to his arc, but....we watch Ferris for Ferris, like we watch Superman for Superman.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    Whoever said that Broderick was awful in Glory

    by seagrass

    Please come to the front desk to pick up your Troll ID card. You seem to have dropped it on your way in to this talkback. Fucking chucklehead.

  • We are all more like Cameron.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 5:34 a.m. CST

    Um, I don't want to picture myself as Ferris Bueller.

    by Mugato5150

    Ferris Bueller is a fucking douchebag. I never got the reverence for John Hughes movies (except for Vacation). They're all white assholes' problems. Even Vacation was white assholes' problems but at least it was funny.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 5:58 a.m. CST

    mugato5150 eh, I feel u, but no

    by Jonathhan Kana

    i mean yea on the surface its some so called "rich white people problems" but its so much more than that shit. what son doesnt have father issues? what kids dont know who they really are, and are searching for it thru interaction with their peers? Hughes asked universal questions that my black ass was able to follow along with very easily. Maybe because Im also middle class I related more (ironically probably more than most white americans could relate) but even then, I think once you realize all problems are relative, you can really appreciate the struggles. Hughes took us somewhere we havent been since in a kids film.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Ashmcq I was definitely Ferris growing up

    by Jonathhan Kana

    and somehow got pieces of Cameron added on as I got older. Sometime, for the sake of the poster Ingeld, you all should watch Ferris kinda like Fight Club. Its hard, but imagine that Ferris is all in Cameron's mind, and HE is the one actually portaying Ferris, but for him he sees Ferris as a real person doing those things, and for us, we see what he manifests. But in actuality, its just this fucked up crazy kid living in his own dream world being the kid he wants to be. Just cut out all the scenes of Ferris at home or with his sister or with rooney and just focus on Cameron & Ferris etc. LOL Sloane is some whore that knows Cameron is crazy but doesnt give a shit. She fucks with him cuz his daddy is rich and she gets money to support her coke habit. Most of you guys would probably like THAT movie alot more.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 6:35 a.m. CST


    by SuperSaiyan2112

    What ingeld was getting at is that Cameron is the heart of the film. Sure, the movie's title would lead us to think differently...but, underneath it all, the hero of the movie was Cameron. We all wish that we were Ferris...But in the end, we either end up Cameron...or we end up not growing at all...Just another loser who frequents the AICN talkbacks, nitpicking every movie thinking that we can do better.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 6:44 a.m. CST

    Take that, assholes.

    by SuperSaiyan2112

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 7:05 a.m. CST

    riff_randal thanks for sharing the script

    by SaunDann

    Hmmm... not sure about that script and the setup. Buelhller as a motivational speaker makes sense.... The idea that Cameron hasn't changed at all and fulfilled the prediction made by Ferris undercuts the point of FBDO... The events of that Day Off were for Cameron's benefit and changed him. I'd like to read more but so far I'm not too impressed with the script.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 7:15 a.m. CST

    johnathankana I agree with you to an extant...

    by SaunDann

    Ferris is certainly the focus of the film and is it's hero, but you can't deny that the entire purpose of the day off is to save his friend Cameron. While the events of the movie seem random and off the cuff, there's this exchange towards the end; Sloan: Will Cameron be okay? Ferris: Yeah, sure, for the first time in his life, He's going to be just fine. Sloan: You knew what you were doing when you woke up this morning Ferris: Me? No

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 7:55 a.m. CST

    I don't get the love for the movie either.

    by Triple_J_72

    The kids in the film were everything I hated about 80's preppy teens. Broderick is uninteresting, Mia Sara isn't that hot, and Alan Ruck's a pencil-necked dork... I hated him in "Star Trek: Generations" and "Speed."

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Motivational speaker?

    by Joe Walsh

    That would not work, sorry. Bueller needs something to rebel against. How is he going to get in trouble if he skips a day as a self employed speaker? I'm not opposed to a sequel, but it would have to be done as an homage to Hughes, with his spirit and style replicated.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 9:35 a.m. CST

    All I want out of this is a good trailer...

    by Buck_Futt

    ... even if it's just for a Super Bowl commercial. No underwhelming, disappointing movie, just one really good trailer. If Lucas had stopped at that magnificent first trailer in the fall of '98, he'd still be a beloved figure today.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 9:56 a.m. CST

    oscar_bait good point...

    by SaunDann

    While motivational speaker makes sense as a possible career path for Ferris... it doesn't provide any tension.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 11:45 a.m. CST

    Motivational speakers are usually corporate douchebags

    by Mugato5150

    They're the sort of people that back when corporations had money, would send people to listen to speeches on how to be a better corporate drone. I don't see his character doing that.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 2:51 p.m. CST

    supersaiyan2112 and saundann

    by Jonathhan Kana

    He said straight up that it was Cameron's movie. Thats wrong. You say Cameron is the "heart" of the film. That can be argued. But the HERO of the film? LOL Hell no. Ferris is the hero. We watch HIS journey, and we never stay with Cameron. Cameron is just another puzzle that Ferris found a way to solve. and saundann, sure you can argue that part of the reason to take a day off is to show his uptight friend a good time - but again, we are never focused on the uptight friend. He has a single blow up where he finally takes a faux stand against his dad. Will his dad beat him up? Will he be okay? Doesnt matter. We have got to get Ferris home! To say Ferris is about Cameron is like saying Back to the Future is about George McFly. These characters are partially mcguffins, catalysts for action, but not the main star! We arent watching FOR them, we are watching to see the star solve their problems! I mean look, if you guys personally identify with Cameron, thats great, but stop trying to give his character more shine than he deserves. Its not in the script or in the film edit we see on the screen. Its clearly a movie about Ferris. ps and if ANYONE is a hero, wouoldnt it be Jeanie? She is the only one who LITERALLY saves Ferris. But of course you dont think about that. You guys have to really stop inserting yourselves into these movies.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    Mr. Pitt has died

    by MooseMalloy

    -- aka Ian Abercrombie.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 4:45 p.m. CST

    Ah, those were the days, back when Ben Stein

    by smackfu

    was a quirky, funny guy, and not a political sprinkler, spraying herpaderp in random, sputtering patterns.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    Charlie Sheen can play himself in the police station scene this time

    by Brannagins Law

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 6:26 p.m. CST

    All SJP horse jokes...

    by Jaka

    ...should be saved for Julia Roberts. Then, after they've been worn out on her, she can pass them down to SJP, who will in turn give them to Anne Hathaway.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 7:34 p.m. CST

    They're not horse jokes. They're horse facts.

    by happybunni

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 8:53 p.m. CST

    He aged BAD. Like Helen Hunt. She looks 80 now.

    by Ricardo

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 9:31 p.m. CST

    Ferris Bueller is the hero of the movie

    by themikejonas much as Tyler Durden is the hero of Fight Club.

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 10:08 p.m. CST

    Jeffery Jones is a sex offender

    by sunwukong86

    Just sayin

  • Jan. 28, 2012, 10:15 p.m. CST

    Second biggest Cameron Shock

    by stillsberry

    Twister. Number one is Star Trek of course

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 8:21 a.m. CST

    Then FUCK off Mugato and watch the WB

    by NightArrows

    If you don't like "white asshole problems", go watch the oh so awesome "black people problem" content driven garbage out there, like Soul Plane...

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 1:53 p.m. CST

    you fuck off nightarrows

    by Jonathhan Kana

    taking offense by showing offense. real mature.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 5:56 p.m. CST

    Did that trailer fail to spoil a single plot point??

    by JacksParasites

    I mean, fuck! It shows the fate of the car. It shows the parade. It was actually a pretty good trailer until it ruined every surprise.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 6:11 p.m. CST

    The party is in the "Harry choses HD-DVD" thread.

    by Nick

    Come on over and enjoy the fun!

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 8:05 p.m. CST


    by k88dad

    That is cold. He deserves it, but still... cold.

  • Jan. 29, 2012, 10:12 p.m. CST


    by slone13

    You lost any credibility at "Mia Sara isn't that hot".

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:29 a.m. CST

    Eat a bag of dicks johnathankana

    by NightArrows

    And while you're at it, why don't you jerk off that high-horse you're sitting on, I'm sure it would appreciate it.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 10:34 a.m. CST

    Sorry, that's SJP

    by NightArrows