Few coming-of-age flicks have left behind a legacy as great as that of “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.” John Hughes directed the 1986 hit starring Matthew Broderick as the Ferris Bueller star alongside Alan Ruck’s Cameron and Mia Sara’s Sloane. The story follows a teenager from a wealthy Chicago suburb on a mission to play the most epic game of hooky in history. This requires dodging parents, school officials, and any other stuck-up grown-up that might foil those plans.
Outsiders love a good underdog arc– it’s kind of in the name, after all. That’s why so many people want to know: What happened to Alan Ruck’s Cameron Frye underdog after the movie ended? While the role eventually grew into a “pain in the ass” for Ruck in terms of type-casting, he does ask himself that same question every now and then. At the end of the day, he has one hilarious theory pertaining to the character’s fate.
Asking Alan Ruck Where His ‘Ferris Bueller’ Character Ended Up After the Credits of the Movie Rolled
Fans remember when Broderick’s Ferris Bueller broke the fourth wall of acting and addressed the viewers directly. “Go home,” he said as the credits began to roll. This left the fate of Cameron’s character up in the air. In Alan Ruck’s mind, here’s how things went down:
“I actually think that Cameron probably turned out all right. My joke is that his father came home and threw him out the window and on top of the car, but I actually think that Cameron probably turned out okay. The jury’s out on Connor.”
Leading up to the ending, fans saw Cameron Frye grow the most out of any of the characters throughout the film. Although he struggled to stand up to his overbearing father at the beginning, Cameron eventually decided that enough was enough. So, he and Ferris took his father’s Ferrari on a joy ride as an act of rebellion. When things didn’t go as planned, Cameron decided to face his problems head-on instead of running from them.
Fans can ultimately dream up whatever they want for the character’s future as no sequel exists, but Alan Ruck’s vision makes a lot of sense.
Who Is Connor?
In the quote mentioned above, Alan Ruck says “The jury’s out on Connor.” But, what is this actually in reference to? Ruck plays Connor Roy the eldest child on Succession every Sunday night on HBO. Like his “Ferris Bueller” character, Connor Roy struggles to connect with his father.
Back in October, the HBO network confirmed that it renewed the drama series for Season 4. Jesse Armstrong created the series which also stars Brian Cox, Jeremy Strong, Sarah Snook, and Kieran Culkin (The latest SNL Guest-host) alongside Alan Ruck.