Ferris Bueller's Day Off 1986 ( Filming Location ) John Hughes

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Bueller’s Day Off is a 1986 American teen coming-of-age comedy film written and directed by John Hughes.

The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller (Matthew Broderick), who decides to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago. Accompanied by his girlfriend Sloane Peterson (Mia Sara) and his best friend Cameron Frye (Alan Ruck), he creatively avoids his school’s Dean of Students Edward Rooney (Jeffrey Jones), his resentful sister Jeanie (Jennifer Grey), and his parents. During the film, Bueller frequently breaks the fourth wall by speaking directly to the camera to explain to the audience his techniques and thoughts.

Hughes wrote the screenplay in less than a week and shot the film—on a budget of $6 million—over several months in late 1985. Featuring many famous Chicago landmarks including the then Sears Tower and the Art Institute of Chicago, the film was Hughes’ love letter to the city: “I really wanted to capture as much of Chicago as I could. Not just in the architecture and landscape, but the spirit.”

Shooting for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off began in Chicago just after the Labor Day weekend, on Monday, September 9, 1985. In late October 1985, the production would move to Los Angeles. Shooting for Ferris Bueller’s Day Off’ ended on Friday, November 22, 1985. The Von Steuben Day Parade scene was filmed on September 28, 1985, which was a Saturday. The majority of the film was shot in and around New Trier High School’s Freshman campus in Northfield, formerly known as New Trier West, in the fall of 1985. Scenes were also filmed at several locations in downtown Chicago and Winnetka (Ferris’s home, his mother’s real estate office, etc.). Many of the other scenes were filmed in Northbrook, Illinois, including at Glenbrook North High School, on School Drive, the famous long curvy street on which Glenbrook North and neighboring Maple Middle School are situated. Many students at the school served as extras. Most of the school’s interior shots, though, were filmed at the shuttered Maine North High School. The exterior of Ferris’s house is located at 4160 Country Club Drive, Long Beach, California.

The modernist house of Cameron Frye is located at 370 Beech Street, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

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50 Comments

  1. Anderson Pessôa on July 2, 2022 at 11:12 am
  2. Chad Smith on July 2, 2022 at 11:14 am

    Love JOHNS movies, what if you need a favor from ferris someday you heartless wench 🙂 ohhhhhh the 80’s I miss It bad

  3. Brian J. Mack on July 2, 2022 at 11:15 am

    John Hughes is still a gift that keeps giving- Talent and squared right into the heart and soul of a generation. Thanks to all who participated in this stellar movie- I still weep for the future…

  4. steamsearcher on July 2, 2022 at 11:17 am

    Superbly done!!! Thanks.

  5. breadfan262 on July 2, 2022 at 11:17 am

    But the real question is, “Was Charlie Sheen at the jail again?”

  6. Beun007 on July 2, 2022 at 11:18 am

    Great job!

  7. Richard Ziemies on July 2, 2022 at 11:19 am

    The high school inside was filmed in Ralston,Nebraska. Part of Omaha,Nebraska. They used the Junior High School in Ralston for some filming of dancing down the hallway. I worked security during the filming there.

  8. Matt Sharpe on July 2, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Why does this put a lump in my throat ? I miss the 80s so much 😞😞😞

  9. newhampshirevideo on July 2, 2022 at 11:22 am

    I seriously appreciate the effort that you put into these ‘then and now’ videos!

  10. Jeff McCune on July 2, 2022 at 11:22 am

    I just got to experience FBDO in the theater last week… After the credits FINALLY applied to me (:

  11. Jack Stanwich on July 2, 2022 at 11:23 am

    cool

  12. chayo b on July 2, 2022 at 11:23 am

    Wait, does the water tower thing still say Save Ferris??

  13. Jeroen on July 2, 2022 at 11:26 am

    horrible audio.

  14. Sandi B on July 2, 2022 at 11:27 am

    Can’t love this enough… 💓 The music especially at the end with those scenes. I was the same age as they were that year. Nostalgia. . great memories 😍

  15. TheStringSound on July 2, 2022 at 11:28 am

    bring back my memories of the 80’s, amazing video. Thanks.

  16. Marcelo 2020 on July 2, 2022 at 11:28 am

    Thank you….tears in my eyes :_ _ ) I loved it!

  17. GOLD RUSH NEWS on July 2, 2022 at 11:29 am

    love how u put yourself in the original footage. cool editing skills Herve

  18. Justin McCurdy on July 2, 2022 at 11:30 am

    Do ‘The Great Outdoors’

  19. Wendy Johnston on July 2, 2022 at 11:31 am

    Awesomeness. Amazing job on this video. Let no douche bag tell you otherwise. Keep up the groovy videos. 👍🏼💚

  20. dj memestar on July 2, 2022 at 11:32 am

    That moment your mustang is louder then a Ferrari

  21. Tom Hardware on July 2, 2022 at 11:32 am

    Ah yes 80’s movies. Back when they knew how to make movies. Not all the liberal politically correct bull shit they have been making for awhile now.

  22. Cj brown on July 2, 2022 at 11:33 am

    Where are you, Herve?

  23. Beun007 on July 2, 2022 at 11:33 am

    When Cameron was in Egypt’s land, let my Cameron go… You’re not dying!

  24. Jason Smith on July 2, 2022 at 11:33 am

    very cool

  25. Doug on July 2, 2022 at 11:34 am

    Good movie, have the movie. 1986, year I graduated high school.

  26. Bernard Shakey on July 2, 2022 at 11:35 am

    The Ben Rose House is beautiful.

  27. Neo-Land on July 2, 2022 at 11:36 am

    Fantástico!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. plur2179 on July 2, 2022 at 11:37 am

    This very well made video

  29. Danny Richards on July 2, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Nice 🎥

  30. Nick's Picks on July 2, 2022 at 11:38 am

    Totally awesome the way you did this vid!

  31. Scotty P on July 2, 2022 at 11:38 am

    This was SOOOOOO COOOLLL!!

  32. Lotte Larsen on July 2, 2022 at 11:41 am

    I love love love Herves videos 👍👍💕💕

  33. wi11y1960 on July 2, 2022 at 11:41 am

    What is the music that plays at 6:51 (scenes from the museum)

  34. Infamous Crime Locations on July 2, 2022 at 11:44 am

    Great job Herve! So much attention to detail. I thought I did well on film location videos. Not compared to you. You went way over and beyond! 🙂

  35. Crotch Knocker X on July 2, 2022 at 11:46 am

    did you skip school to make this vid?

  36. christschool on July 2, 2022 at 11:48 am

    This video needs more views. I love that the movies from my youth are still touching generations beyond mine. I was barely a freshman in college when the movie came out and my girlfriend wanted to go see it. I don’t remember being overly impressed with it at the time (I didn’t like the Ferris character), but the film has aged well and is a neat time capsule.

  37. Carola Andrea Díaz on July 2, 2022 at 11:50 am

    Apalusos!!!

  38. Isaac on July 2, 2022 at 11:51 am

    One of the greatest movies ever made, and it always will be. This was beautiful.

  39. David Espada on July 2, 2022 at 11:52 am

    I feel so old now.
    One of the most Important movies in my life.
    The 80s will forever be the GREATEST decade Ever!!!!

  40. Great Goen on July 2, 2022 at 11:55 am

    Sad thing is the Chicago 1985 pics look better than the Chicago 2011 ones.

  41. Luke Skywalker on July 2, 2022 at 11:56 am

    It would be helpful if you told us where these locations were and a little about them.

  42. Dave Bowman on July 2, 2022 at 11:57 am

    I miss Chicago… this brought it all back to me.

  43. G B on July 2, 2022 at 11:59 am

    The ending of this was superb! Wow! Gave me chills!

  44. quantumphaser on July 2, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Fabulous editing, beautiful video.

  45. Brian Scalabrine aka GOAT on July 2, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    this is unbelievable. you are a GOD

  46. remi moses on July 2, 2022 at 12:03 pm

    Saved the best til last. Ive been fascinated by Camerons house since 1987.

  47. NoseBearEatsFudge on July 2, 2022 at 12:04 pm

    Thanks for introducing me to the great song at the garage!

  48. GhostCity Shelton on July 2, 2022 at 12:06 pm

    Very cleverly done!! You’re still reading this comment? Go home now and watch more of this dude’s videos. 😎

  49. Robert Mistretta on July 2, 2022 at 12:07 pm

    great video

  50. ariel caballero on July 2, 2022 at 12:09 pm

    outstanding program ..sorry the best

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