Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Turns 30! But Where Are They Now?

Well would you believe it! John Hughes’ comedy classic Ferris Bueller’s Day Off first hit the big screens a cool 30 years ago today! – okay okay we get it! We’re old now…

As you might have spotted before, we’re pretty big fans of this retro classic, I mean…..what’s not to love? Surely there’s a Ferris Bueller deep down in all of us who just wants to forget what they HAVE to do and just embrace what they WANT to do. Okay maybe living like this does come with some drawbacks….wrecking a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder for one, but growing up we would have loved nothing more than to skip school and have our very own adventure. 

Now with this being such a retro classic AND the fact it’s celebrating a pretty milestone 30 years birthday, we thought it was about time we took a few moments to catch up with some of the stars of the hit film and see what they’ve been up to since and what they’re doing now.

So! Take a peep below and check out our Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Where Are They Now? Enjoy!

Matthew Broderick (Ferris Bueller)

Certainly one of THEEE movie poster boys of the 80s and 90s, Broderick not only played our hero Ferris in this comedy classic, but also starred in WarGames (1983), Family Business (1989), Glory (1989), The Lion King (1994), Inspector Gadget (1999) and more. He has also appeared in musicals and other theatre productions as well as occasional TV appearances including 30 Rock and one of our faves Modern Family.

Marrying fellow movie star Sarah Jessica Parker back in 1997, the pair have three children. In his latest work, Matthew stars as Levar Mathis in upcoming rom-com Rules Don’t Apply due to be released in November this year.

Alan Ruck (Cameron Frye)

Now it’s petty much impossible to think about Ferris Bueller’s Day Off without the trials and tribulations of Cameron. As Ferris begins to unwind his mind from it’s tight grip and fear of his father, im sure we all can relate to Cameron at some point as he faces the choices between what he should do and what he can do for fun. Starring in many other films including Speed (1994), Star Trek: Generations
( 1994),  Cheaper by the Dozen (2004), as well as countless TV appearances prominently as Stuart Bondek on ‘Spin City’. Busy boy!
Like Broderick, Ruck is also an accomplished stage actor work in some amazing productions including The Producers (2001) and Absurd Person Singular (2005).

His latest work includes a role in Brad Pitt film War Machine which is out later this year.

Mia Sara (Sloane Peterson)

Having a pretty big breakthrough moment playing Princess Lili in Legend (the one with Tom Cruise) which ultimately landed her the role in Ferris, Mia has played in a number of movies and TV series mainly through the 90s. Not one for falling for just any old guy, Mia married Sean Connery’s son Jason back in 1996 with whom she had a child. She is now married to Brian Henson, who is the oldest son of Muppets creator Jim Henson and they have one daughter.

Her most recent work includes playing Princess Langwidere in Dorothy and the Witches of Oz (2012) and a short Pretty Pretty back in 2013.

Jennifer Grey (Jeanie Bueller)

The year after Ferris Bueller, Jennifer was reunited with Patrick Swayze, with whom she had played opposite in Red Dawn (1984), to play “Baby” in possible one the most iconic films ever….Dirty Dancing. Pretty much the film that defined her career, her performance nabbed her a nomination for a Golden Globe for Best Actress.

Working predominantly on TV in either series or movies, Jennifer’s most recent work includes playing Judy in TV series Red Oaks, and voice work in upcoming animation Duck Duck Goose.

There you have them folks! We loved catching up with these amazing people and it’s always good to see the people behind the characters too.

So what are your memories of this now 30 year old classic? Can you remember the first time you saw it? Perhaps is inspired your very own adventure? Let us know by leaving a comment below.


Our Exclusive New Ferris Tees Are UnBuellerevable!

On the 20th of February 1987, (but quite a while after the yanks got their hands on it), we were first introduced to one of the most iconic characters of the decade. Someone we all wanted to be, someone who came along and did what they wanted and got away with is…if only just!
He lives the teenagers dream, getting to skive off school, drive a fast and very expensive car, and well…generally lark around with his best mates in the great city of Chicago. Who wouldn’t want that right?
We are of course talking about… Ferris Bueller!
From the very first glimpse of the tailor we say for this film, we were in love and we sure weren’t alone! Ferris later became one of the top-grossing films of the year and a true 80s classic for ever after. Not bad for a film that was written in less than a week!
With such a following and of course looking to feed our Bueller bellies with even more retro goodies, we’ve been hard at work creating some amazing and super exclusive new Ferris Bueller T-Shirts, this time inspired by that classic quote we all know and love.

Take a peep at our latest handy work and let us know what you think….

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We all love a bargain and January is always the best time to find ourselves a little treat for less.  I’m here with a handpicked selection of Cool T-Shirts all for under £15, these favourites can be a great start to the new year and won’t break the bank either!  Don’t forget we have an even bigger sale section filled with loads more fabulous Cheap T-shirts, perfect for banishing those Winter blues!

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Guest Post: 80s Movies Filming Locations in L.A.

You could say I’m a bit of an eighties nerd. I run the world’s largest retro websites doyouremember.co.uk, I’ve written a book all about the 80s and I spend way too much time listening to 80s music and watching 80s movies. So you can probably imagine my excitement when I got the opportunity to jet off to L.A. on a mission to track down the filming locations of some of the very best movies of the eighties.

A business meeting in California gave me the opportunity to stay with some friends in San Diego for the weekend and these good and very patient friends of mine kindly agreed to spend a long day driving me hundreds of miles around L.A. hunting down cool photo opportunities.

When the good people at retro t-shirt store TruffleShuffle.co.uk heard about my forthcoming mission, they kindly agreed to give me the matching movie t-shirts to wear in each location.  They have the coolest t-shirts in the world – seriously!

So at the weekend, after all the business meetings were concluded, I threw on my first 80s t-shirt and headed off in search of the first stop on our circular tour – Doc Emmet Brown’s house from Back to the Future.

Next up was Elliott’s house from E.T. (the Extra-Terrestrial)

The next stop was the holy grail of 80s film locations – Marty McFly’s house from Back to the Future

I had hoped to get to the Fresh Prince of Bel Air’s house but Google Street View showed me that you really couldn’t see much of it because of the trees planted all around the perimeter so we skipped this in favour of visiting Hollywood instead. We saw the famous Hollywood sign on the hills and the walk of fame with the stars names and handprints on the ground. We also popped into the famous Roosevelt Hotel where Marilyn Monroe began her modelling career and took a look around. Something struck me as very familiar about the pool area at the hotel and a quick Google revelased the reason: this was the place they filmed the scene where Tom Hanks catches up with Leonardo DiCaprio in “Catch Me If You Can”.

After a cracking meal in the Hard Rock Cafe, we set off for our next destination: Ferris Bueller’s house!

And then swung by Hill Valley High School from Back to the Future.

The final stop on our tour was the Puente Hills Mall, better known as Twin Pines Mall from Back to the Future. This was where the scene with the DeLorean was filmed. It has just got dark as we arrived which was perfect since this scene was shot at night time anyway and seemed all the more familiar in darkness!

We managed to get around all these locations in one tiring day with about 300 miles of driving. We spotted two more filming locations the next day, one from The Naked Gun (“Everywhere I look, something reminds me of her”)…

And the bar from Top Gun where they filmed the “Great Balls of Fire” scene. In fact if you look carefully, you can see the actual piano they used in the far right corner of the picture.

Thanks again to the people at TruffleShuffle.co.uk for providing the cool t-shirts and for my amazing friends Dale and Jayne who drove me around and helped me fulfil my nerdy dream!


Save Ferris Bueller with these awesome new T-Shirts!


We are very excited to unveil new Ferris Bueller T-Shirts dedicated to the star of one of the most celebrated 80s movies ever, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!  These Save Ferris T-Shirts are perfect for showing your appreciation of the classic John Hughes film and bringing back memories of the smooth talking Ferris and the best skive ever!

This amazing design is available in both ladies and men’s sizes as well as a ladies sweatshirt.

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And I couldn’t resist talking about Ferris Bueller without revisiting some of my favourite movie moments, so get ready for a trip down memory lane!

Roll Call
The most recognisable scene from the movie features an amazingly monotone roll call from Ferris’ economics teacher, equally as great is Simone’s explanation for his absence which sends the school rumour mill into overdrive.
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Principal Rooney versus Jeanie Bueller
A hilariously over the top reaction from Ferris’s sister when she stumbles across her school principal prowling around the house. A kung-fu kick that Bruce Lee would be proud of is the icing on the cake!
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Ferrari in Flight
The two valet guys who takes the Ferrari that Cameron borrowed from his dad on a joy ride are clearly having the time of their lives and the Star Wars music in the background makes this small scene even more epic. The moment when the car slams back onto the ground is sure to make everyone cringe!
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Museum Scene
A very strange scene halfway through the movie, consider it a moment of peace and calm in between all the madness and chaos that the film is constantly throwing at you.
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Twist and Shout Crowd Scene
A great party scene to end this countdown on, Ferris is clearly loving soaking up the attention here and you can’t help but cheer him on!
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Which is your favourite scene?