Ferris Bueller’s Day Off is undoubtedly one of the greatest films of the 20th century, perfectly encapsulating the feeling of youth in the 1980s, but at the same time indulging in the fantasies of adulthood.
The film is responsible for countless moments which have now become timeless and iconic, but none perhaps more than the scene where Cameron and Ferris “borrow” a Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder from Cameron’s father.
Now Liftmaster, the makers of electric garage-door openers, are getting in on the nostalgia.
Yes, that’s Alan Ruck, the actor who played “Cameron” in the original film, now playing the role of the father in the ad.
We all know how this is supposed to play out: the kids are supposed to take the car out for a joyride on the streets of Chicago, skipping school to indulge in a day of fun before they’re consigned to college or a real adult job.
Instead, thanks to the garage-door opener with a camera affixed, their ambitions are put to a halt almost immediately, sparing the beautifully restored 1966 Jaguar E-Type from an untimely death through the back of the garage in which it is housed.
So thanks, Liftmaster; now adult-Cameron can continue staring at his Jag, and occasionally rubbing it with a diaper.
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