One unforgettable character in a movie full of them: the steel-and-glass manse that was home to Ferris' best friend, Cameron Frye.
Not only was it a cool backdrop, it was the site of one pivotal scene when Frye's father's Ferrari 250 GT California Spyder -- borrowed for a day of fun and frolic in Chicago -- goes through the garage's plate glass window and into a ravine.
No actual windows were harmed in the making of the film. The Highland Park, Ill., home will soon be on the market with an asking price of $1.65 million, says Meladee Hughes, broker-associate with Coldwell Banker's Gold Coast office in Chicago.
The main house, which boasts more than 3,000 square feet and wasn't seen in the film, was designed in 1953 by architect A. James Speyer and features removable walls, she says. The 1,300-square-foot pavilion, built 20 years later in the same midcentury modern style, was the site used in the movie, says Hughes.
For the Ferrari scene, a mock-up car without gas was pushed out the window -- which had been replaced with specially designed Hollywood glass, she says. Of the 10 cameras rolling, only one caught the action, says Hughes, "so they were lucky."