Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Thank You To Owen From The When Write Is Wrong Website For Finding Sloane's House And For Figuring Out The Race Home Sequence Of Locations

Thank You To Robert From The Movie Locations And More Website And To Sandra Collamore For Telling Me About The Interior Location Of The Pizza Place

Thank You To Chuck Snyder Telling Me About The Downtown Steps Location Seen During The Parade

  • (0:00)  The Bueller Residence / 4160 Country Club Drive, Long Beach

  • (0:06)  Cameron's House / 370 Beech Street, Highland Park

  • (0:08)  Katie Bueller's Office / 538 Chestnut Street, Winnetka

  • (0:15)  Tom Bueller's Office Building / 333 W. Wacker Drive, Chicago (Note: The Camera Is Looking Southeast In The Screen Shot)

  • (0:29)  The School Where Ferris Picks Up Sloane / Glenbrook North High School; 2300 Shermer Road, Northbrook

  • (0:34)  The Parking Garage / 172 W. Madison Street, Chicago (Note: The Workers Turn Right On Madison And Then Turn Left And Go South On Wells Street)

  • (0:39)  In The Highrise Building / Willis Tower; 233 S. Wacker Drive, Chicago (Note: This Building Used To Be Called The Sears Tower)

  • (0:39)  At The Chicago Board Of Trade / 141 W. Jackson Blvd, Chicago

  • (0:40)  The Fancy Restaurant Exterior / 22 W. Schiller Street, Chicago (Note: The Interior Was L'Orangerie; 903 N. La Cienega Blvd, West Hollywood And The Restaurant Is Named Nobu But The Inside Has Been Remodeled)
    You Can Read More About The Interior Of This Location By Going To Lindsay's Iamnotastalker Blog By Clicking This Link

  • (0:48)  Principal Rooney Looking For Ferris At The Pizza Place / 530 Chestnut Street, Winnetka (Note: The Interior Was Called Regular Jon's Pizza Located At 11645 San Vicente Blvd, Brentwood But It Is No Longer A Pizza Place)
    You Can Read More About The Interior Of This Location At Lindsay's Iamnotastalker Blog By Clicking This Link

  • (0:50)  At The Cubs Game / 1060 W. Addison St, Chicago

  • (0:54)  The Car Flying Through The Air / Roughly 1500 S. Clark Street, Chicago (Note: The Area Has Changed Since The Movie Was Made)

  • (0:56)  Walking Toward The Art Museum / 111 S. Michigan Ave, Chicago

  • (1:00)  Cameron And Sloane Discovering That Ferris Is About To Sing In The Parade / N. Dearborn Street And W. Calhoun Place, Chicago (Note: The Camera Is Looking Northeast)

  • (1:01)  Cameron And Sloane Walking Past An Orange Sculpture / Flamingo Sculpture; Just North Of 230 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago

  • (1:03)  Showing The People Dancing On The Stairs / Exelon Plaza 31 S. Clark Street, Chicago (Note: The Camera Is Looking West)

  • (1:06)  The Save Ferris Water Tower / Behind The Cedarbrook Public Library; 1201 Cedar Lane, Northbrook

  • (1:11)  Place Where Cameron Realizes The Many Miles Put On The Car And Then He Yells / 310 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago (Note: They Are Going South On Michigan Avenue Just South Of E. Jackson Blvd In This Screen Shot)

  • (1:13)  Above The Lake During Cameron's Freakout / Glencoe Beach; East End Of Park Ave, Glencoe

  • (1:15)  The Back Yard And Pool At Sloane's House / 340 S. Westgate Avenue, Los Angeles
    You Can Read More About This Location At Lindsay's Iamnotastalker Blog By Clicking This Link

  • (1:17)  The Interior Of The Police Station Where Mrs. Bueller Picks Up Jeanie / 635 S. Mateo Street, Los Angeles (Note: This Is Just A Warehouse Building And Not A Real Police Station)
    You Can Read More About This Location At Lindsay's Iamnotastalker Blog By Clicking This Link

  • (1:31)  Jeanie Almost Hits Ferris With The Car / 460 Berkely Avenue, Winnetka (Note: The Car Was Going South On Berkely And Soon After Turned Right Onto Cherry Street)

  • (1:31)  Jeanie Runs A Stop Sign While Turning In Front Of A Police Car / Ash Street And Hibbard Road, Winnetka (Note: She Is Turning To Go North On Hibbard)

  • (1:32)  Jeanie And The Police Pass Her Father At The Stop Sign As He Reaches For A Mint In The Glove Compartment / Glendale Avenue And Cherry Street, Winnetka (Note: The Cars Were Traveling South On Glendale)

  • (1:33)  Mr. Bueller Drives Past A Running Ferris And Doesn't Notice It Was Him / 2105 Butternut Lane, Northbrook (Note: They Were Both Going North Before Ferris Runs Through The House Located At 2067 Butternut Lane)

  • (1:39)  A Defeated And Worn Out Principal Rooney Getting Picked Up By The School Bus / 3833 Country Club Drive, Long Beach (Note: He Is Walking South Along Los Cerritos Park Across The Street From 3834 When The Bus Comes By)


  1. Great pictures :o) I love this movie ... Thanks for the info!!

  2. Cameron's house is for sale. Listing includes 15 pix :-)


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  5. Sandy Georgas-GaitMay 31, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    I believe Churchhill Woods in Glen Ellyn Illinois was also used in the movie, along with a house in Glen Ellyn.

    1. For years people thought the house on Crescent was Cameron's house but it isn't. It just looks similar. I went to the house in Highland Park which is now empty, in poor shape and for sale.

  6. June 5, (1985) is FBDO DAY! The day that Ferris Bueller took off!

    1. lol that's my birthday (well, in 1989)
      the movie was shot in the fall of 1985 but the game they attended was the June 5th no hitter, right? And Ferris says they're graduating in a couple of months (while at the beach), so it couldn't have been June. Confused! lol

  7. Water tower is obviously wrong (look at them) The exact water tower is in Winnetka, IL 3-4 blocks from my high school and can bee seen from Green Bay Rd.

    1. no, this is / was indeed the northbrook water tower behind the library. i lived very close-by when "SAVE FERRIS" was painted on it.

  8. Water tower is correct. It was repainted for the filming in Northbrook. My best friend at the time (junior high), was the one who's house was run through in the final chase. That was his Dad that actually yelled. It's on Butternut south of Techny Road. I was in gym class at Maple Jr. High during the set up for the scene where Sloan was picked up at GBN.

  9. I'm not sure the parking garage location is correct, unless they have completely changed the area since filming (I went there over the weekend). A lot of those lots downtown are built the same and do look similar. If you look closely at the photo comparisons above there are many things in the background (buildings, slope of roads, train platform lay out including stairs, etc) that do not seem to match up. Could be wrong....

    1. It's correct. It is shot on a long lens, which always throws matching from a simple camera lens off. The 2 round turrets you see in the movie are waaaaaay down the street, adjacent to the river. Go down the street on Google street maps - you'll see them.

  10. I like 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' on the movie. It was totally awesome. :)

  11. This movie was a huge success in Brazil in the mid-1980s.

  12. 2067 Butternut Lane was my best friend's house at the time. Got to watch that scene get filmed, and it was the actual homeowners in the house yelling at Ferris.