Matthew Broderick (Ferris): Broderick, who turns 51 on March 21, has worked steadily on stage, on TV and in movies since he made his Broadway debut in 1983's Brighton Beach Memoirs. He won the first of his two Tony Awards for that role. He's now on Broadway in a production of Nice Work If You Can Get It; he made news last month when he stopped the show and called out an audience member for video recording the show. Broderick is one half of a New York supercouple with wife Sarah Jessica Parker.
Alan Ruck (Cameron): Besides Ferris, Ruck, 56, is best known for playing Stuart on TV's Spin City for several years. Before Ferris, Ruck co-starred with Broderick during the Broadway production of Biloxi Blues. Ruck is married to actress Mireille Enos, star of AMC's The Killing.
Mia Sara (Sloane): After her breakthrough roles in Legend (1985) and Ferris, Sara, 45, has mostly appeared in small parts on TV and low-budget movies. Her most recent role was in the movie Dorothy and the Witches of Oz, which made the festival rounds last year.
Jennifer Grey (Jeanie): The daughter of longtime actor Joel Grey, she is best known for playing Baby in Dirty Dancing (1987). Most recently, Grey, 52, put those dancing skills to work on Dancing With the Stars, winning the prize in the show's 11th season in 2010.
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Edie McClurg (Grace): A character actress who has appeared in tons of TV shows and movies, McClurg, 61, was most recently heard as the voice of Mary in last year's Wreck-It Ralph, just out on DVD.
John Hughes (writer and director): The king of 1980s teen films, Hughes died in 2009 at age 59. He is credited with launching the careers of Broderick, Macaulay Culkin, Molly Ringwald, members of the Brat Pack and more.