'Ferris Bueller’s Day Off' Star Alan Ruck on Movie's 30 Years of Popularity

The 1986 classic celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

— -- Alan Ruck said he still gets stopped in the street for his role in the 1986 classic “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” a testament he says to the movie’s enduring popularity.

“Everybody wants to be the guy who has the world wired and has the world at his fingertips, but most of us are the ones who have problems and need a little help,” Ruck said of the movie’s lasting appeal.

The movie’s plot line of Bueller skipping school and convincing Frye to go along with him, including driving in his dad’s Ferrari, took place in Chicago. To celebrate the film’s 30th anniversary, the city is hosting a three-day “Ferris Fest” this weekend.

ABC News’ Nick Watt got a first look at “Ferris Fest,” including talking to some of the movie’s other stars. Watch the video above to see Watt’s Bueller-like adventures in Chicago.

Visit a re-creation of Ferris Bueller's iconic bedroom, made for the movie's 30th anniversary, here: