Ferris Bueller's Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. It stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones and Jennifer Grey. The film was released by Paramount Pictures on June 11, 1986. The film follows high school senior Ferris Bueller who, one spring day decides to skip school and spend the day in downtown Chicago. Accompanied by his girlfriend Sloane Peterson and his best friend Cameron Frye, he creatively avoids his school's Dean of Students, Mr. Edward Rooney, his resentful sister Jeanie, and his parents. During the film, Broderick occasionally stops and speaks to the camera to explain to the audience his character's techniques and thoughts.