Ferris Bueller Took the Day Off…30 Years Ago

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Popcorn Nights & O Cinema are proud to present the 30th Anniversary of the cult classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” on Tuesday, January 26th at 9pm.

The late John Hughes provided us with so many gems during the 1980s, and we love each and every one of them. Last year Popcorn Nights and O Cinema kicked things off with a 30th anniversary event for “The Breakfast Club” so its only fitting to kick off the new year with another beloved John Hughes classic, “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”.

In honor of the anniversary, we’ve rounded up a few fun facts about the film:

  • Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey (who played Jeanie, Ferris’ sister) met and got engaged just before the movie’s release. The couple announced their plans to marry in 1986 but the engagement was later called off.
  • Sir Paul McCartner complained that the version of “Twist and Shout” in the movie had too much brass in it.
  • Mia Sara, who played Ferris’ girlfriend Sloane Peterson, was the only main character who was actually a teenager at the time of filming. Matthew Broderick was 23 and Alan Ruck, who played Cameron Frye, was 29! Actress Molly Ringwald apparently wanted the part originally.
  • Charlie Sheen stayed awake for more than two days to achieve his police station look.

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