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Film director and screenwriter John Hughes directed a string of hit teen films, including Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club and Pretty in Pink.
Many of the scenes and characters shot for the film didn't end up in the final cut, including Ferris' younger siblings.
The cast talks about John Hughes' negative reaction to early screen tests.
Producer Michael Chinich describes reading the script and imagining Ben Stein's voice reading the lines. Stein was cast as the teacher, and immediately made movie history with the way he said the name "Bueller."
Jennifer Grey and Matthew Broderick describe working with John Hughes and his hands-on "monkey see, monkey do" way of directing.
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