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Director: John Hughes

Cast: Matthew Broderick, Mia Sara, Jennifer Grey, Alan Ruck

Domestic lifetime gross (adjusted for inflation, 2014): $150,481,300

Famous quote: "Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it." — Ferris Bueller

Hughes paid homage to his earlier movies via the license plates on the characters' cars: "VCATION" for National Lampoon's Vacation, "MMOM" for Mr. Mom and "TBC" for The Breakfast Club.

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