Ferris Bueller's Day Off (partially found deleted scenes from comedy film; 1986)

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Theatrical poster.

Status: Partially Found

Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written, co-produced, and directed by John Hughes. The movie was written by Hughes in 6 days and filmed from September to November of 1985. In 2014, the film was selected for preservation in the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress.

Background

John Hughes' original cut of the film was 2 hours 45 minutes with longer side plots and scenes. Hughes eventually would cut the film down to 1 hour 43 minutes. Several plot elements and scenes of dialogue were cut. Only one scene has been officially released to the public which is the extended scene with Ferris, Cameron, and Sloan in the Chez Quis restaurant ordering pancreas. However, it's not the scene itself; rather a behind the scenes shot of the scene. A scene with Ferris going to a radio station in Chicago and saying he's going to be the first youth to go into space was deleted due to the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster happening earlier that year. The scene appeared in the original trailer which was to air the day after the incident and was shortly recalled. A side plot with the Volbeck family was cut due to the films time constraints. Some of the deleted scenes with Ferris' younger siblings and outtake dialogue can be seen in the films re-cut trailer.

It's believed the deleted scenes are in the Paramount vaults and in the hands of Hughes' widow.

List of Deleted Scenes

  • Scenes with Ferris' younger brother and sister.
  • Extended dialogue with Maitre D' at Chez Quis where Ferris, Cameron, and Sloan order pancreas.
  • Scene where Ferris goes on a radio station in Chicago and says that he's going to be the first Chicago youth to go into outer space.
  • Ferris, Cameron, and Sloan on a Chicago riverboat.
  • Extended scenes with the garage attendant and his co-pilot in Chicago avoiding run-ins with Ferris, Cameron, and Sloan; such as at Wrigley field.
  • Dialogue scene with flower delivery man and Edward R. Rooney.
  • Extended Cab scene downtown where John Kapelos plays the cab driver.
  • Extended dialogue between Cameron and Sloan while Ferris sings Danke Schoen in the parade.
  • Extended scene where Charlie Sheen's characters name is revealed to be Garth Volbeck.

Gallery

Theatrical trailer.
Deleted scene "The Isles of Langerhans".
Several deleted scene stills are seen or spoken of in this documentary.

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