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- Why did you call your site Save Ferris if it's not about the band?
There's about 10 gazillion sites entitled Ferris Bueller's Day Off on the
internet and I wanted to have a distinct and original name. If you've seen
the film you'll know that this slogan plays a major comical part in the film
and so I thought it was appropriate. At the time of building the site I was
unaware that a band of the same name existed, however now I do and I also
know there are also about 10 gazillion sites entitled Save Ferris :). Anyway
the film came first so :P. If you are that worried about it here is a link
The Official Epic Records page for the band.
- Is this the official Ferris Bueller's Day Off Site?
No, this is a fan-made web site and is in no way affiliated with Paramount
Pictures. This web site, it's operators, and any content contained on this
site relating to "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" are not authorized by Paramount
- Are actually or do you know Matthew Broderick/John Hughes/Alan Ruck etc.
Sorry to disappoint but no I am just a huge Ferris fanatic.
- Do you know how to contact any of the cast members or John Hughes?
Not as yet, but I'm working on it.
- Why don't you have a section on the TV series?
I myself have never seen the series but from what I've heard it's pretty crappy.
Apparently Parker Lewis Can't Lose is a much better program, and I highly
enjoy that show.
- Your sounds don't work!
This means you may need to install the necessary codec for your system to
be able to play the super compressed wav files. See this
page for further details.
- Your quiz is stuffed?
I have tried and tested the quiz many times, and let me assure you it is in
perfect working condition. All I can say is just be extremely careful when
answering, and even if you think your answer is right, read the dialogue boxes
to make sure it was in fact correct.
- Can I use your sounds/pictures/content?
Just be sure to give links and credit when credit is due, and never ever reference
graphics or sounds directly off the server, but instead save them to your
- Can I link to your site?
That would be great, if you'd like a banner to use go
here for instructions.
- How do I uninstall the Start Up/Shut Down Screens?
For Windows 95 users, simply download 95Def_Shut.exe
or 95Def_Start.exe which are
both self extracting zip files, and like before a simple double click on these
files will set everything back to normal.
For Windows 98 users, simply download 98Def_Shut.exe
to reinstall the shut down screens, but if you installed the start up screen,
you just need to delete the file, logo.sys, from your root directory. (Thanks
to Cam for the information).
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- Was a soundtrack ever released?
Director John Hughes refused to release a soundtrack album for his film Ferris
Bueller's Day Off because he didn't think that the diverse collection of songs
in the movie would "work" together. People have been looking in vain for that
album ever since. There was a promotional single (45 RPM) mailed out by John
Hughes to his fan club and given out at sneak previews of the movie. Side
one is "Beat City" by The Flowerpot Men, with 'I'm Afraid" as the B side.
- What's that unofficial soundtrack on your page then?
Recently a pirated unofficial soundtrack was compiled. This was only distributed
to those who contributed songs however and is not available anywhere to buy.
For more information regarding this soundtrack go to the Soundtrack
- How on earth do I get a soundtrack then?
The only legal way is to go through the painstaking process of compiling it
yourself, by individually finding albums and singles that contain each song.
At the soundtrack page each song has a listing that
will help you find the albums and singles where the songs used in the film
originally appeared. Armed with this information, you can compile your own
version of the mythical Ferris Bueller soundtrack. The songs are listed, accompanied
by the scenes in which they were used and the releases on which they are most
readily available in the US. CDs are listed where possible, but some tracks
are difficult to find in any format.
If you are an '80s Server VIP Member however, from the soundtrack
page you may go to the VIP Listening Booth and listen to Streaming Real
Audio Versions of the song.
- Can I get Ferris on DVD?
Paramount was released on DVD in October 19.
You can purchase it now at Macromusic.
It has such extra features as:
- Scene Access
- Audio Commentary by John Hughes
- Widescreen Format
- Enhancement for 16x9 TVs
- Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound
You can also purchase Ferris on VHS or in Laserdisc format right now. The
laserdisc version can additionally be the letterboxed version.
For the VHS format, try Macromusic.
However if it is the PAL Version you require for the VHS then Blackstar
is where you should head. And for all your music needs head to Macromusic.
- Where can I get a Ferris Bueller's Day Off poster?
Just looking for a general Ferris Bueller poster that ain't too costly
to to hang on your wall? Well my suggestion is to purchase the poster pictured
below. It is a commercial reprint and measures a handsome 36 in. x 22 in.
and only costs $8.99 from Allposters.com
here to purchase it from Allposters.com for just $8.99.
However if you are a genuine collector looking for original Ferris Bueller's
Day Off Movie Posters than your best bet is to try Jerry
Ohlinger's Movie Materials Store in NYC. I believe they sell ROLLED
NOT FOLDED ORIGINAL FERRIS POSTERS for $85 and also original folded posters
for $45. Check out http://moviematerials.com/
for more details
Or alternatively sometimes you can find them on Ebay,
the internet's largest auction site. (Be warned however do not buy them
from a guy called Jon Warren, he ripped me off of $100US and I never got
- Are all original Ferris Bueller's Day Off posters folded?
Apparently some were in fact rolled as you can see from the above message,
in my experiences these are pretty rare.
- Where can I get an art print of that picture Cameron was looking at in
the art gallery?
That painting was actually entitled "Sunday Afternoon on La Grande Jatte"
and was by Georges Seurat. You can purchase the following art prints of it
- What other Ferris Bueller merchandise exists?
See the merchandise page for details on the merchandise
that I know exists. Allposters.com
also has a Ferris
Bueller photo selling for $4.99.
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- Isn't there a band called Save Ferris?
Yes there is. Save Ferris is a ska / pop / swing band (and has nothing to
do with the movie except for the source of the name). They've been compared
to No Doubt because the lead vocalist is female, they're both ska-inspired
band, and they're both from Orange County, CA. You may know of them via their
recent cover of the Dexy Midnight Runners' "Come On Eileen" or perhaps the
single "The World is New". Here is a picture of them, (from left to right:
Eric "Zeek" Zamora (Alto Saxophone), Brian Mashburn (Guitar, Vocals), Jose
Castellanos (Trumpet), Monique Powell (Vocals), Bill Uechi (Bass), Brian "T-Bone
Willy" Williams (Trombone), Evan Kilborne (Drummer)) click it to go to
a website about them.
- Why are they called Save Ferris?
Quote from the band:-
"Well, the name happened to be written on a desk at Fullerton Junior College.
Brian, the guitarist, was taking a test and he saw it written. And he said,
"Wow, that looks really good written." He didn't care how it sounded, as long
as it looked good on flyers and T-shirts. And so it pretty much stuck. But,
although it's from the movie ("Ferris Bueller's Day Off"), it wasn't actually
inspired by it."
- Where can I find more information on the band?
There are a heap of Save Ferris sites on the web, you can try the
The Official Epic Records page for the band as a starter or maybe http://www.saveferris.com.
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- Wasn't there a Ferris Bueller TV series?
Yes in 1990, there was shortlived TV series based on the film. It first aired
on Monday 13th August 1990 and ran until August 1991 on NBC with only 13 episodes
being made. It was a half hour situation comedy and I myself have never caught
- Do you have any copies of episodes of the TV Series?
No, I like I said above, I have never even seen an episode.
- Was John Hughes involved with the TV series?
Apparently John Hughes disapproved of it and tried to fight it's production.
But he failed and it was produced by Maysh, Ltd. Productions in association
with Paramount Television.
- Was Matthew Broderick in the TV series?
No, Charlie Schlatter played Ferris Bueller.
- Who were the rest of the cast for the TV series?
Here is a picture of some of the TV series cast (left to right Ami Dolenz
as Sloane Peterson, Charlie Schlatter as Ferris Bueller and Jennifer Aniston
as Jeanie Bueller)
And here is the cast listing, the most notable one being Jennifer Aniston
in the role of Jeanie Bueller.
- Charlie Schlatter as Ferris Bueller
- Sam Freed as Bill Bueller, Ferris' father
- Cristine Rose as Barbara Bueller, Ferris' mother
- Richard Riehle as Principal Ed Rooney
- Jennifer Aniston (with original nose) as Jeannie Buller, Ferris' sister
- Ami Dolenz as Sloan
- Brandon Douglas as Cameron Frye
- Judith Kahan as School Secretary Grace
- Jeff Maynard as Arthur Petrelli
- Jerry Tullos as Mr. Rickets, the history teacher
- David Glasser as Dork
- Brandon Rane as Wimp
- Do you have an episode list?
Go to http://www.xnet.com/~djk/FerrisBueller_2.shtml.
- Any prominent guest stars?
Jack Kehler and Danny Nucci are listed at the IMDB but for a full listing
of guest stars in the episodes they appeared in again go to
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