HOOKY PUCK FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF Directed and Written by John Hughes

Scenes of exquisite boredom at school, as the teachers drone on about such traditional crowd pleasers as the Smoot-Hawley tariff act. Scenes of exquisite calculation at home, as Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) fakes an illness that will spare his fine intelligence another assault by the proponents of useless information. Ferris is no ordinary truant. The point of his exercise is not to waste the day but to spend it wisely. Or wise-guyly. So he will spring his best girl (Mia Sara) from school. He will get his best friend (Alan Ruck, who is lovely as a boy struggling for security) to...

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