History Film / FerrisBuellersDayOff

11th Jan '17 3:52:20 PM tyrekecorrea
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* AbusiveParents: Cameron has these or the emotional variety, with his father caring more about restoring a classic car than his own son.

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* AbusiveParents: Cameron has these or of the emotional variety, with his variety; father caring cares more about restoring a classic car than his own son.
8th Jan '17 5:32:38 AM Lloigor
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* ActionGirl: Jeanie Bueller's reaction to facing a possible burglar/rapist (Actually Rooney, who just broke into the house to catch Ferris) in her kitchen? Kick him three times in the mouth and run all the way upstairs before he has even hit the ground.

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* ActionGirl: Jeanie Bueller's reaction to facing a possible burglar/rapist (Actually (actually Rooney, who just broke into the house to catch Ferris) in her kitchen? Kick him three times in the mouth and run all the way upstairs before he has even hit the ground.
26th Dec '16 11:09:32 AM KingLyger
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* AbusiveParents: Cameron has these.
* TheAce: Ferris has a bizarre, ''Film/MaryPoppins''-like ability to come out on top in ''any'' situation.

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* AbusiveParents: Cameron has these.
these or the emotional variety, with his father caring more about restoring a classic car than his own son.
* TheAce: Ferris has a bizarre, ''Film/MaryPoppins''-like ability to come out on top in ''any'' any situation.



* AllThereInTheScript: Creator/CharlieSheen's stoner character is named Garth Volbeck, though the film doesn't mention this.

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* AllThereInTheScript: AllThereInTheScript:
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Creator/CharlieSheen's stoner character is named Garth Volbeck, though the Volbeck. The film doesn't mention this.



* AngstComa: Cameron, naturally.
* AntiHero: Ferris, the protagonist. He's a nice guy, but he lies to his parents so he can ditch school, and persuades Cameron to steal his dad's fancy car.

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* AngstComa: Cameron, naturally.
Cameron goes into one after finding out how much the odometer has been run up on his father's precious car. He only snaps out of it when he almost drowns.
* AntiHero: Ferris, the protagonist. He's Ferris is a nice guy, but he lies to his parents so he can ditch school, and persuades Cameron to steal his dad's fancy car.



--> '''Cameron:''' "It could get wrecked, scratched, stolen, ''breathed on wrong''..."
* ArtisticLicenseCars: The Ferrari. It has a back seat, while the real 250 GT Spyder California was a two seater, and the odometer is unable to turn back when put in reverse. The mechanism to prevent that was not mandated or even available until the 1970s, meaning the odometer on a 1961 model would roll back when driven in reverse (or, better yet, disconnect the odometer cable and roll it back with an electric drill).
** At the end, the rear wheels are lifted off the ground with nothing more than a bumper jack, instead of axle stands. This is a ''terrible'' idea, for the ''exact'' reason Cameron demonstrates.
* AsideGlance: Ferris' specialty.

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--> '''Cameron:''' "It could get wrecked, scratched, stolen, ''breathed breathed on wrong''...wrong, a bird could shit on it..."
* ArtisticLicenseCars: The Ferrari. It ArtisticLicenseCars:
** Cameron's dad's Ferrari
has a back seat, while the real 250 GT Spyder California was a two seater, and the odometer is unable to turn back when put in reverse. The mechanism to prevent that was not mandated or even available until the 1970s, meaning the odometer on a 1961 model would roll back when driven in reverse (or, better yet, disconnect the odometer cable and roll it back with an electric drill).
** At the end, the rear wheels are lifted off the ground with nothing more than a bumper jack, instead of axle stands. This is a ''terrible'' terrible idea, for the ''exact'' reason Cameron demonstrates.
* %%* AsideGlance: Ferris' specialty.



* BatmanGambit / CrazyPrepared: Ferris has his doorbell rigged to play a recorded message, just in case Rooney comes round...
** Not to mention the mannequin in bed and the snoring SFX. Ferris left no stone unturned in planning for his day off.
-->''[[CrazyPrepared “You knew what you were doing when you woke up this morning, didn’t you?”]]''

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* BatmanGambit / CrazyPrepared: Ferris has his doorbell rigged to play a recorded message, just in case Rooney comes round...
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round. Not to mention the mannequin in bed and the snoring SFX. Ferris left no stone unturned in planning for his day off. \n-->''[[CrazyPrepared “You Rooney still figures it out when he attempts to ring the doorbell more than once.
-->[[CrazyPrepared "You
knew what you were doing when you woke up this morning, didn’t you?”]]''you?"]]



-->And here's where Cameron goes berserk.

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-->And -->"And here's where Cameron goes berserk."



* CentralTheme: Taking chances.

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* CentralTheme: Taking chances.You'll only enjoy life if you take a few chances now and then.



* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The whole movie takes place over the course of a day.
* FourthWallObserver: Ferris. Sloane doesn't even notice that he's talking to the audience.

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* ExtremelyShortTimespan: The whole movie takes place over the course of a day.single day, starting in the early morning and ending in the late afternoon.
* FourthWallObserver: Ferris. Sloane doesn't even Ferris frequently addresses the audience as a sort-of narrator. The other characters never notice that he's talking to the audience.doing it.



* HeroAntagonist: Rooney.

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* HeroAntagonist: Rooney.Rooney is just trying to get Ferris back to school, as well as catch Ferris in the act of playing hooky. It's how far Rooney goes to achieve those goals that makes him a bad guy.



* LovableRogue: Ferris.

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* %%* LovableRogue: Ferris.
24th Nov '16 8:16:42 PM ngh93
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[[caption-width-right:345:[[BlatantLies Abe Froman (The Sausage King of Chicago)]] and friends.]]

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[[caption-width-right:345:[[BlatantLies Abe Froman (The Sausage King of Chicago)]] and friends.]]
23rd Nov '16 8:12:58 PM BatmanKalEl
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Ferris' house is actually in Long Beach, California and the restaurant they go to is in West Hollywood.
6th Nov '16 1:10:47 PM Spider_Jaws
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* WhamLine: Ed is insulting "Mr. Peterson" on the phone, thinking it's Ferris. [[spoiler: He thinks that, until his secretary comes in and says, "Ferris Bueller's on line 2." Subverted, though, because it's Cameron. [[CrowningMomentofFunny But the sheer look on the dean and the secretary's faces as Ed goes on line 2, then back,is hilarious to watch, whether or not you've seen this before.]]]]
22nd Oct '16 11:03:42 AM VicGeorge2011
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* EatTheCamera: Inverted when Cameron has his screaming moment when he notices how much mileage is on his father's Ferrari after he and Ferris pick it up from the garage.
6th Oct '16 4:49:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: Creator/CharlieSheen's stoner character is named Garth Volbeck, though the film doesn't mention this.
** Also, a deleted backstory shows that Ferris and Garth were friends in the eighth grade. Garth's family's pretty messed up, and Ferris tried to help him and be his friend, but Garth eventually dropped out of high school and wound up in the police station next to Jeannie. That's why Ferris is so intent on giving Cameron a good time - [[TearJerker he blames himself for not helping Garth enough when he could.]]
** According to the original script, Sloane has a brother and her father left the family for a twenty-five year old bimbo.


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* AuthorAppeal: Creator/JohnHughes freely admitted that the museum scene was self-indulgent on his part.
18th Sep '16 6:18:24 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AngryGuardDog: The Buellers' family Rottweiler.

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* AngryGuardDog: The Buellers' family Rottweiler.Rottweiler, which foils Rooney's attempts - twice.
11th Sep '16 1:03:07 AM rafi
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* BornLucky: Ferris has come within a hair's breadth of being caught many times, and only escapes through dumb luck.



* LuckyBastard: Ferris has come within a hair's breadth of being caught many times, and only escapes through dumb luck.
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