Matthew Broderick’s Ferris Bueller has a very high opinion of himself. How he engineers a day off school, has a good time with girlfriend Mia Sara and pal Alan Ruck and gets the better of head teacher Jeffrey Jones is the gist of this free-wheeling comedy.

Jennifer Grey plays Bueller’s sister, a red Ferrari is also a key part of the plot and Charlie Sheen has a small role as a leather-jacketed tearaway.