History Film / FerrisBuellersDayOff

8th Apr '17 7:32:35 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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* TheEighties: One critic on the Internet Movie Database hails this film as a superb distillation of "the decade of grim optimism."
* EightiesHair: and clothes, and music.



* TheEighties: One critic on the Internet Movie Database hails this film as a superb distillation of "the decade of grim optimism."
* EightiesHair: and clothes, and music.
3rd Apr '17 12:39:01 PM roldarryl
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** Cameron.
2nd Apr '17 12:18:26 PM Aruu
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--->'''Jeannie:''' Do you know anything? ''[hangs up phone]''

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--->'''Jeannie:''' -->'''Jeannie:''' Do you know anything? ''[hangs up phone]''



->'''Jeanie:''' ''SPEAK-A DE ENGLISH?!'' (slams phone down) DICK-HEAD!

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->'''Jeanie:''' -->'''Jeanie:''' ''SPEAK-A DE ENGLISH?!'' (slams phone down) DICK-HEAD!
2nd Apr '17 12:15:38 PM Aruu
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-->'''Jeannie:''' Do you know anything? ''[hangs up phone]''

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-->'''Jeannie:''' --->'''Jeannie:''' Do you know anything? ''[hangs up phone]''
20th Mar '17 11:50:31 AM XFllo
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20th Mar '17 11:50:16 AM XFllo
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* SpiritedYoungLady: Sloane.



** And, indeed, see ThatsAllFolks below.



* ThatsAllFolks: At the very end, Ferris asks the audience why they are still watching when the movie has ended.
** To see if he'd do something funny, of course! And he did!

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* ThatsAllFolks: At the very end, Ferris asks the audience why they are still watching when the movie has ended.
** To
ended. (To see if he'd do something funny, of course! And he did!did!)



* ThreeAmigos: Ferris, Cameron and Sloane.

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%% * ThreeAmigos: Ferris, Cameron and Sloane.
31st Jan '17 6:08:35 PM maxwellsilver
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-->[[CrazyPrepared "You knew what you were doing when you woke up this morning, didnít you?"]]

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-->[[CrazyPrepared "You -->"You knew what you were doing when you woke up this morning, didnít you?"]]you?"



* {{Bowdlerization}}: The original script for the movie is quite a bit edgier than the finished film. Ferris was going to be a smoker, the gang was going to visit a local strip club, and (perhaps most crucially) Ferris was going to be revealed to have stolen money from his parents for his titular "day off." These ideas were dropped once John Hughes decided they would make the characters seem like juvenile delinquents, making this movie a good example of [[TropesAreNotBad bowdlerization being for the better.]]

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The original script for the movie is quite a bit edgier than the finished film. Ferris was going to be a smoker, the gang was going to visit a local strip club, and (perhaps most crucially) Ferris was going to be revealed to have stolen money from his parents for his titular "day off." These ideas were dropped once John Hughes decided they would make the characters seem like juvenile delinquents, making this movie a good example of [[TropesAreNotBad bowdlerization being for the better.]]



* BriefAccentImitation: Cameron puts on a ridiculous "prep" accent when posing as Sloane's father on the phone. Since Sloane's family is quite rich, it's probably not too far-fetched that Rooney bought it (at least ''[[OhCrap after]]'' he realized that Ferris was on Line 2).
** Hilariously, Australian viewers have often found Cameron's accent to be oddly familiar.

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* BriefAccentImitation: Cameron puts on a ridiculous "prep" accent when posing as Sloane's father on the phone. Since Sloane's family is quite rich, it's probably not too far-fetched that Rooney bought it (at least ''[[OhCrap after]]'' ''after'' he realized that Ferris was on Line 2).
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2). Hilariously, Australian viewers have often found Cameron's accent to be oddly familiar.



* CoolCar: [[http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_2864-Ferrari-250-GT-Spyder-California-Replica-1961.html "The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California."]]. The car featured in the film is actually a fibreglass replica based on an MGB, though a real one was used for extreme closeups at the beginning. Today, a real version would cost upwards of $10 million, almost the entire budget in 1986 dollars.

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* CoolCar: [[http://www.imcdb.org/vehicle_2864-Ferrari-250-GT-Spyder-California-Replica-1961.html "The 1961 Ferrari 250GT California."]]. The car featured in the film is actually a fibreglass replica based built on an MGB, though a real one was used for extreme closeups at the beginning. Today, a real version would cost upwards of $10 million, almost the entire budget in 1986 dollars.



* EruditeStoner: Creator/CharlieSheen's [[OneSceneWonder One Scene]] at the police station. He nails Jeanie's problem in less than a minute, and is halfway towards nailing ''her'' when her mother shows up.

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* EruditeStoner: Creator/CharlieSheen's [[OneSceneWonder One Scene]] ene scene at the police station. He nails Jeanie's problem in less than a minute, and is halfway towards nailing ''her'' when her mother shows up.



* FunWithSubtitles: when Ferris is [[FourthWallObserver explaining to the camera]] the best way to fake an illness to get out of school.

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* FunWithSubtitles: when Ferris is [[FourthWallObserver explaining to the camera]] camera the best way to fake an illness to get out of school.



-->'''Cook:''' (''saracastically, after a {{beat}}'') The Bears.

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-->'''Cook:''' (''saracastically, (''sarcastically, after a {{beat}}'') The Bears.



* InnocentBlueEyes: Cameron. Sad, sweet, and so, ''so'' beautiful that John Hughes saw fit to give them a [[EyeOpen cameo]] in [[StaggeredZoom the museum scene.]]

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* InnocentBlueEyes: Cameron. Sad, sweet, and so, ''so'' beautiful that John Hughes saw fit to give them a [[EyeOpen cameo]] cameo in [[StaggeredZoom the museum scene.]]



* IrisOut: What ends the movie... [[ThatsAllFolks before Ferris telling the audience to go home.]]

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* IrisOut: What ends the movie... [[ThatsAllFolks before Ferris telling the audience to go home.]]



* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Boy]]: He does get Cameron to finally stand up for himself.
** [[EpilepticTrees There are even some who think that Ferris is just a figment of Cameron's imagination.]]

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* [[ManicPixieDreamGirl Manic Pixie Dream Boy]]: He ManicPixieDreamGirl: A male version. Ferris does get Cameron to finally stand up for himself.
** [[EpilepticTrees There are even some who think that Ferris is just a figment of Cameron's imagination.]]



* MistakenFromBehind: Rooney mistakes a short-haired woman at a pizza parlor for Bueller from behind and yells "[[AccidentalInnuendo Your ass is mine!]]". She reacts by [[SpitefulSpit spitting her soda at him]]. See {{Bifauxnen}} above.

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* MistakenFromBehind: Rooney mistakes a short-haired woman at a pizza parlor for Bueller from behind and yells "[[AccidentalInnuendo Your "Your ass is mine!]]". mine!". She reacts by [[SpitefulSpit spitting her soda at him]].him. See {{Bifauxnen}} above.



* [[OneMarioLimit One Ferris Limit]]
* OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent

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* [[OneMarioLimit One Ferris Limit]]
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%%* OneMarioLimit
%%*
OrdinaryHighSchoolStudent



* PietaPlagiarism: The pool rescue.

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* %%* PietaPlagiarism: The pool rescue.



-->'''Jeanie:''' ''SPEAK-A DE ENGLISH?!'' (slams phone down) DICK-HEAD!
** Also odd in that they didn't [[FridgeLogic check in on Ferris to make sure]] he was okay...
* PosterGalleryBedroom
* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Take a guess.
* PrecisionFStrike: During the AngryGuardDog scene.

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-->'''Jeanie:''' ->'''Jeanie:''' ''SPEAK-A DE ENGLISH?!'' (slams phone down) DICK-HEAD!
** Also odd in that they didn't [[FridgeLogic check in on Ferris to make sure]] sure he was okay...
* %%* PosterGalleryBedroom
* %%* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Take a guess.
* %%* PrecisionFStrike: During the AngryGuardDog scene.



* ProtagonistCentredMorality: Not that Rooney is a saint either.

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* %%* ProtagonistCentredMorality: Not that Rooney is a saint either.



** The rest of the movie runs on this trope as well, since it's [[RuleOfFunny funny]].



* SchoolIdol: Ferris is the definitive Western example.

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* %%* SchoolIdol: Ferris is the definitive Western example.



* {{Shave and a Haircut}}: A florist truck continually blows its horn at Rooney, trying to get him to move out of Ferris' driveway. The flower deliveryman playfully honks the first five notes of "Shave and a Haircut", and Rooney [[FlippingTheBird gives the driver the finger]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny in time to the last two notes.]]

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* {{Shave and a Haircut}}: ShaveAndAHaircut: A florist truck continually blows its horn at Rooney, trying to get him to move out of Ferris' driveway. The flower deliveryman playfully honks the first five notes of "Shave and a Haircut", and Rooney [[FlippingTheBird gives the driver the finger]] [[CrowningMomentOfFunny finger in time to the last two notes.]]



** The fancy French restaurant looks like the same layout as the one in ''TheBluesBrothers'' (The scene in TheBluesBrothers was filmed at famous (at the time; it's since been closed) Chicago restaurant ''Chez Paul.'' The one used in this film ''was'' designed to look similar, since it is also based in Chicago. Also, the dance sequence at the end of the Parade Scene was taken from the people dancing in front of Ray's Music Exchange, and when Cameron "Goes Berserk", the same statues seen when the Blues Mobile falls apart are shown again.
* ShrinkingViolet: Cameron.

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** The fancy French restaurant looks like the same layout as the one in ''TheBluesBrothers'' ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' (The scene in TheBluesBrothers ''The Blues Brothers'' was filmed at famous (at the time; it's since been closed) Chicago restaurant ''Chez Paul.'' The one used in this film ''was'' designed to look similar, since it is also based in Chicago. Also, the dance sequence at the end of the Parade Scene was taken from the people dancing in front of Ray's Music Exchange, and when Cameron "Goes Berserk", the same statues seen when the Blues Mobile Bluesmobile falls apart are shown again.
* %%* ShrinkingViolet: Cameron.



* SmugSmiler[=/=]SlasherSmile: [[http://allthingsd.com/files/2012/02/ferris-bueller-s-day-off-poster.png Ferris in the movie posters]]

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* SmugSmiler[=/=]SlasherSmile: SmugSmiler: [[http://allthingsd.com/files/2012/02/ferris-bueller-s-day-off-poster.png Ferris in the movie posters]]



* SpoiledSweet: Sloane, again. Ferris is an ''extremely'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation debatable]] case.

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* SpoiledSweet: Sloane, again. Ferris is an ''extremely'' [[AlternateCharacterInterpretation debatable]] debatable case.



* StealthPun: "Chez Quis" pronouced aloud is "Shakey's". without the s, "Qui" translates to "Who?"

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* StealthPun: "Chez Quis" pronouced pronounced aloud is "Shakey's". without the s, "Qui" translates to "Who?"



* StoppedCaring: After his freakout, Cameron decides he's going to let his Dad see that they took his precious Ferrari out for a joyride. [[FromBadToWorse He doubles down on that when they wreck it.]]
* SupportingProtagonist: Cameron is the character who experiences the most [[CharacterDevelopment development.]]

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* StoppedCaring: After his freakout, Cameron decides he's going to let his Dad see that they took his precious Ferrari out for a joyride. [[FromBadToWorse He doubles down on that when they wreck it.]]
it.
* SupportingProtagonist: Cameron is the character who experiences the most [[CharacterDevelopment development.]]



* ThisIsThePartWhere

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* %%* ThisIsThePartWhere



* TotallyRadical: Grace, Principal Ed's secretary, attempting to explain popular perception of Ferris, says "The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. [[ThrowItIn They think he's a righteous dude.]]"

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* TotallyRadical: Grace, Principal Ed's secretary, attempting to explain popular perception of Ferris, says "The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, wastoids, dweebies, dickheads - they all adore him. [[ThrowItIn They think he's a righteous dude.]]""



* VanityLicensePlate: The [[CoolCar 1961 Ferrari 250GT California]]'s plates say "NRVOUS". Seems appropriate for the situation.

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* VanityLicensePlate: The [[CoolCar 1961 Ferrari 250GT California]]'s California's plates say "NRVOUS". Seems appropriate for the situation.



* 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.]]]]
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Sausage King of Chicago?]]: It's a [[FridgeLogic good thing]] the ''real'' Abe Frohman never showed up to claim his reservation...

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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.]]]]
]]
* [[WhatHappenedToTheMouse What Happened to the Sausage King of Chicago?]]: WhatHappenedToTheMouse: It's a [[FridgeLogic good thing]] thing the ''real'' Abe Frohman never showed up to claim his reservation...



* XanatosSpeedChess: Ferris is a master of this (show only).

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* %%* XanatosSpeedChess: Ferris is a master of this (show only).
31st Jan '17 5:55:41 PM maxwellsilver
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** 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.]]

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** 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.]]
31st Jan '17 5:55:00 PM maxwellsilver
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In 1990, a TV series based on the film began to air on NBC ([[BileFascination which can now be viewed]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70J1Lo6jIAg in its entirety]] on Website/YouTube). Due to poor ratings, it was cancelled during its first season. {{Dueling show|s}} ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'' was its SpiritualSuccessor (and some say was [[SpiritualAdaptation the real TV adaptation]]).

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In 1990, a TV series based on the film began to air on NBC ([[BileFascination which (which can now be viewed]] viewed [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70J1Lo6jIAg in its entirety]] on Website/YouTube). Due to poor ratings, it was cancelled during its first season. {{Dueling show|s}} ''Series/ParkerLewisCantLose'' was its SpiritualSuccessor (and some say was [[SpiritualAdaptation the real TV adaptation]]).
adaptation).
27th Jan '17 6:22:33 PM ImperialMajestyXO
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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.]]]]

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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 back, is hilarious to watch, whether or not you've seen this before.]]]]
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