History Film / FerrisBuellersDayOff

25th Jul '16 7:38:58 PM jameygamer
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* EvilGloating: (when Ferris tries to sneak in the back door but discovers the key is missing from under the mat)

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* EvilGloating: (when Ferris tries to sneak in the back door but discovers the key is missing from under the mat)mat, at which point Rooney puts his foot down and shows he has the key)



* HeelFaceTurn: When Rooney finally nails Ferris at the end, it's [[spoiler: Jeannie]] of all people who bails him out.

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* HeelFaceTurn: When Rooney finally nails Ferris at the end, it's [[spoiler: Jeannie]] of all people who bails him out.out (part of this could be because Rooney broke into the Buellers' to catch Ferris and met [[spoiler: Jeannie]] in the kitchen).



* InspectorJavert[=/=]LawfulStupid: Dean Rooney. Say what you will about Ferris being manipulative, but dropping a flowerpot on a dog's head and breaking into a student's house is taking things ''too far''. In retrospect, even if Rooney's plan had succeeded, he wouldn't have been holding Ferris back under his "personal supervision" - he'd have been fired. (At least in any real life situation.)

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* InspectorJavert[=/=]LawfulStupid: Dean Rooney. Say what you will about Ferris being manipulative, but dropping a flowerpot on a dog's head and breaking into a student's house is taking things ''too far''. In retrospect, even if Rooney's plan had succeeded, he wouldn't have been holding Ferris back under his "personal supervision" - he'd have been fired.fired for breaking and entering into Ferris's house. (At least in any real life situation.)



* PlayingSick

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* PlayingSickPlayingSick: The whole movie is kicked off by Ferris pretending to be sick to get the day off and go out on the town. Neither Rooney nor Jeannie buy this, and try to catch him.
25th Jul '16 7:32:27 PM jameygamer
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* {{Bifauxnen}}: Mr. Rooney finds who he believes is Ferris at the arcade, but turns out to be a girl (with some Pepsi).

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* {{Bifauxnen}}: Mr. Rooney finds who he believes is Ferris at the arcade, but turns out to be a girl (with some Pepsi).Pepsi), who proceeds to spit on him.



* CreativeClosingCredits

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* CreativeClosingCreditsCreativeClosingCredits: A screen alongside the credits reel shows the now-humiliated Rooney get on a standard school bus (because he illegally parked in front of the Buellers' and his car was towed) and meet a bunch of students, almost all of whom give him a DeathGlare (there's also a TakeThat directed towards Rooney scribbled on the roof of the bus).
14th Jul '16 7:37:21 AM gravious
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* CassandraTruth: Jeannie simply cannot get adults to believe her about anything, even to the point where she is arrested for making a genuine 911 call to report a home intruder. Her all round {{Jerkass}} attitude is most probably the reason for this, which is in direct contrast to her much more likable KarmaHoudini brother who gets away with ''everything''.
25th Jun '16 3:33:11 PM Mdumas43073
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* GreenEyedMonster: Jeanie is jealous of the fact that Ferris can do whatever he wants, and get away with it, while she ends up getting in trouble for something she didn't even do.



* GreenEyedMonster: Jeanie is jealous of the fact that Ferris can do whatever he wants, and get away with it, while she ends up getting in trouble for something she didn't even do.
25th Jun '16 3:32:34 PM Mdumas43073
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* GretzkyHasTheBall: Rooney notices the Cubs game on TV at the pizza joint:
-->'''Rooney:''' What's the score?
-->'''Cook:''' Nothing-nothing.
-->'''Rooney:''' Who's winning?
-->'''Cook:''' (''saracastically, after a {{beat}}'') The Bears.
25th Jun '16 3:26:22 PM Mdumas43073
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* SpitefulSpit: At the pizza joint, when Rooney accosts a young woman from behind (mistaking her for Ferris) and tells her "Your ass is mine", she draws a strawful of soda and spits it into his face.
25th Jun '16 3:11:34 PM Mdumas43073
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* BrickJoke: At the beginning, we see Ferris preparing something with his trophy, and start singing "Danke Schoen." Later, we see that he has used his trophy in a Rube Goldberg device to deceive his parents, and even later, he sings Danke Schoen in one of the great scenes of the movie.
** Rooney is even humming Danke Schoen when at Ferris' home.

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* BrickJoke: At the beginning, we see Ferris preparing something with his trophy, and start singing "Danke Schoen." Later, we see that he has used his trophy in as part of a Rube Goldberg device RubeGoldbergDevice to deceive his parents, and even later, he sings Danke Schoen "Danke Schoen" in one of the great scenes of the movie.
** Rooney is even humming Danke Schoen "Danke Schoen" when at Ferris' home.
25th Jun '16 3:08:55 PM Mdumas43073
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* TheGhost: Morris Frye (Cameron's dad), as well as Abe Frohman, Sausage King of Chicago.

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* TheGhost: Morris Frye (Cameron's dad), as well as Abe Frohman, Froman, Sausage King of Chicago.
25th Jun '16 3:08:24 PM Mdumas43073
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The film follows Ferris Bueller (Creator/MatthewBroderick), a high school senior in suburban Chicago, who pretends to be sick and skips school one beautiful spring day. He's able to convince his neurotic best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and his carefree girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) to come along with him. The three of them "borrow" Cameron's father's prized sports car, heading into the city to spend one more day together before graduation. Meanwhile, Ferris's resentful younger sister Jeannie (Jennifer Grey) and Dean of Students Ed Rooney (Creator/JeffreyJones) are both hot on his trail, ready to prove that he's skipping school.

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The film follows Ferris Bueller (Creator/MatthewBroderick), a high school senior in suburban Chicago, who pretends to be sick and skips school one beautiful spring day. He's able to convince his neurotic best friend Cameron (Alan Ruck) and his carefree girlfriend Sloane (Mia Sara) to come along with him. The three of them "borrow" Cameron's father's prized sports car, heading into the city to spend one more day together before graduation. Meanwhile, Ferris's resentful younger sister Jeannie Jeanie (Jennifer Grey) and Dean of Students Ed Rooney (Creator/JeffreyJones) are both hot on his trail, ready to prove that he's skipping school.



* ActionGirl: Jeannie 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.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Ferris and Jeannie were certainly not meant to be interpreted this way (their parents are as WASP-y as they come). But the fact is that they're both played by actors who both ''are'' Jewish and "look" ''very'' Jewish (until Jennifer Grey got her nose job, of course). The name "Bueller" is German, which could go either way.

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* ActionGirl: Jeannie 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.
* AmbiguouslyJewish: Ferris and Jeannie Jeanie were certainly not meant to be interpreted this way (their parents are as WASP-y as they come). But the fact is that they're both played by actors who both ''are'' Jewish and "look" ''very'' Jewish (until Jennifer Grey got her nose job, of course). The name "Bueller" is German, which could go either way.



* CurseCutShort: When Jeannie answers the door and there's a "nurse telegram".

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* CurseCutShort: When Jeannie Jeanie answers the door and there's a "nurse telegram".



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



** After a scene where it looked like Jeannie will punch the stoner guy out at the police station, we have her mom talking with a police officer while in the background we see Jeannie and the stoner guy starting to kiss each other.

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** After a scene where it looked like Jeannie Jeanie will punch the stoner guy out at the police station, we have her mom talking with a police officer while in the background we see Jeannie Jeanie and the stoner guy starting to kiss each other.



* GreenEyedMonster: Jeannie is jealous of the fact that Ferris can do whatever he wants, and get away with it, while she ends up getting in trouble for something she didn't even do.

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* GreenEyedMonster: Jeannie Jeanie is jealous of the fact that Ferris can do whatever he wants, and get away with it, while she ends up getting in trouble for something she didn't even do.



* ImpairmentShot: Despite the fact that the audience knows Ferris is faking, Jeannie knows Ferris is faking, and Ferris is lampshading that Jeannie knows Ferris is faking -- the ''camera'' still gives an out of focus view of Jeannie as she walks in to complain their parents are letting Ferris stay home.

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* ImpairmentShot: Despite the fact that the audience knows Ferris is faking, Jeannie Jeanie knows Ferris is faking, and Ferris is lampshading that Jeannie Jeanie knows Ferris is faking -- the ''camera'' still gives an out of focus out-of-focus view of Jeannie Jeanie as she walks in to complain their parents are letting Ferris stay home.



** Also, Jeannie gets arrested by the police for making a legitimate call about an actual intruder in her house.

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** Also, Jeannie Jeanie gets arrested by the police for making a legitimate call about an actual intruder in her house.



* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Kind, innocent Sloane (light) and rude, sassy Jeannie (dark).

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* LightFeminineAndDarkFeminine: Kind, innocent Sloane (light) and rude, angry, sassy Jeannie Jeanie (dark).



* NotSoDifferent: Partially the reason for Jeannie's [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]] is that she sees how trashed and tarnished Rooney is from pursuing Ferris and trying to catch him. It shows that if she kept pursuing the matter further, she could get in worse trouble.

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* NotSoDifferent: Partially the reason for Jeannie's Jeanie's [[spoiler: HeelFaceTurn]] is that she sees how trashed and tarnished Rooney is from pursuing Ferris and trying to catch him. It shows that if she kept pursuing the matter further, she could get in worse trouble.



** Again Rooney, when Jeannie produces his wallet.

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** Again Rooney, when Jeannie Jeanie produces his wallet.



* PoliceAreUseless: They arrest Jeannie when she calls to report a "prowler" in her home and they find no one there. Perhaps they are suspicious since she's skipping school, but a halfhearted search would have immediately turned up Rooney's wallet...
-->'''Jeannie:''' ''SPEAK-A DE ENGLISH?!'' (slams phone down) DICK-HEAD!

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* PoliceAreUseless: They arrest Jeannie Jeanie when she calls to report a "prowler" in her home and they find no one there. Perhaps they are suspicious since she's skipping school, but a halfhearted search would have immediately turned up Rooney's wallet...
-->'''Jeannie:''' -->'''Jeanie:''' ''SPEAK-A DE ENGLISH?!'' (slams phone down) DICK-HEAD!



* SelectiveEnforcement: Jeannie is a victim of this from her and Ferris' parents, who seem completely oblivious to Ferris' antics.
* SelfInflictedHell: A lot of what Jeannie does to herself. Among other things she's ticked about why people seem to love Ferris and hate her... while Ferris treats everyone like his closest friend and she treats them all like dirt.

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* SelectiveEnforcement: Jeannie Jeanie is a victim of this from her and Ferris' parents, who seem completely oblivious to Ferris' antics.
* SelfInflictedHell: A lot of what Jeannie Jeanie does to herself. Among other things she's ticked about why people seem to love Ferris and hate her... while Ferris treats everyone like his closest friend and she treats them all like dirt.



* TimeStandsStill: Inverted for Ferris, whose landing off the trampoline is in excruciatingly slow motion, meanwhile Jeannie is racing home and rushing into the house in real time.

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* TimeStandsStill: Inverted for Ferris, whose landing off the trampoline is in excruciatingly slow motion, meanwhile Jeannie Jeanie is racing home and rushing into the house in real time.



* TheUnFavourite: Jeannie.

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* TheUnFavourite: Jeannie.Jeanie.



* YouDontWantToCatchThis: Jeannie, thinking that Rooney is an intruder and fearing for her virtue, tells him via intercom that she has her father's gun and "a scorching case of herpes."

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* YouDontWantToCatchThis: Jeannie, Jeanie, thinking that Rooney is an intruder and fearing for her virtue, tells him via intercom that she has her father's gun and "a scorching case of herpes."
25th Jun '16 1:39:17 PM Mdumas43073
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[[caption-width-right:345:[[BlatantLies Abe Frohma (The Sausage King of Chicago)]] and friends.]]

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[[caption-width-right:345:[[BlatantLies Abe Frohma Froman (The Sausage King of Chicago)]] and friends.]]
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