Alan Ruck is reviving one of his earliest and easily most beloved roles.
A new TV commercial for LiftMaster garage door openers recreates the iconic scene from “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”, in which Ferris (Matthew Broderick) and Cameron (Ruck) step into the glass-walled garage housing the car they’re about to take on an epic joyride: a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT California, which Cameron’s dad spent three years restoring.
In the new commercial, a pair of teenagers enter the garage and see the same car, and share their own plans to take it for a spin. As it turns out, they are not Ferris and Cameron, but the circumstances are identical.
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Just as the teens are about to get in the vehicle, a voice is heard in the garage: “Don’t even think about it.”
One of the teens is then seen on a phone, which features an aerial view of the garage. “Uh, hi dad,” he says while looking up at the ceiling.
“Dad” is revealed to be Ruck, presumably playing a now-grown Cameron, watching what’s taking place thanks to his garage door opener’s built-in security camera.
“Been there, done that,” says Ruck, who is currently playing eldest Roy sibling Connor in HBO’s critically acclaimed series “Succession”.
Compare with the original scene, below: