Best trailers ever Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986)

Best trailers ever Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986),

This trailer is now 30 years old … ouch

There is still something effortlessly charming about Matthew Broderick as the super cool Ferris Bueller a kid who just wants a day off school.

FERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Matthew Broderick, 1986, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

FERRIS BUELLERS DAY OFF, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Matthew Broderick, 1986, (c) Paramount/courtesy Everett Collection

Despite the teen related premise of the movie, the trailer shows how wide the actual appeal of the movie was. The trailer builds relentlessly becoming more extreme as it goes, the same as the movie. It managed to pull in adult audiences not just the teens it was originally aimed at, and the trailer must have paid a large part in the idea that this was a funny and fun movie.

Best trailers ever Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986).,

Ferris cost $6 million to make and grossed over $70 million in the US alone. On top of this, it was a huge video rental hit for many years.

Cast overview, first billed only:
Matthew Broderick Matthew Broderick
Alan Ruck Alan Ruck
Mia Sara Mia Sara
Jeffrey Jones Jeffrey Jones
Jennifer Grey Jennifer Grey
Cindy Pickett Cindy Pickett
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