June 11, 1986 – Ferris Bueller’s Day Off debuts

American Cult Classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off premiers on this day in 1986 featuring a 1961 Ferrari. Written and directed by John Hughes, this Metrocolor comedy follows high school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick) as he plays sick in order to skip school for a day and hangout in downtown Chicago. He spends the day with his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck) trying to avoid getting caught on their day away from class. A high point of the film came when Ferris convinces Cameron to borrow his 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California. While the film featured a number of replicas, tight shots did feature a real California, of which only 100 made. There were three replicas produced for the film, one of which is at Planet Hollywood in Cancun, the other two are currently unaccounted for. In the film the high school students are trying to run the car in reverse to remove mileage added to the odometer. When Cameron becomes frustrated he begins kicking… wait, have you not seen this movie? You should go watch it, it’s amazing. No spoiler alerts!  PhotosA 1961 Ferrari GT CaliforniaPoster for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

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