History Film / FerrisBuellersDayOff

14th Nov '17 3:56:11 PM StarTropes
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* RunningGag: Ferris speaking directly to the audience, Edward Rooney suffering mishaps while trying to get Ferris, Ferris narrowly avoiding his father in Chicago, "Save Ferris." Also, people singing "Danke Schoen."

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* RunningGag: Ferris speaking directly to the audience, Edward Rooney suffering mishaps while trying to get Ferris, Ferris narrowly avoiding his father in Chicago, "Save Ferris." Also, people singing "Danke Schoen."Schoen", starting with Ferris SingingInTheShower.
3rd Sep '17 4:15:39 PM glickmam
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* KarmaHoudini: Complicated in Ferris' case. [[spoiler: Although he never gets caught by his parents or punished by Dean Rooney, Mrs Bueller tells Jeanie that had she been able to close the Vermont deal, which she lost due to having to pick Jeanie up from the police station, she would have used the money she earned to buy Ferris a car.]]

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* KarmaHoudini: Complicated Subverted in Ferris' case. [[spoiler: Although he never gets caught by his parents or punished by Dean Rooney, Mrs Mrs. Bueller tells Jeanie that had she been able to close the Vermont deal, which she lost due to having to pick Jeanie up from the police station, she would have used the money she earned from the commission to buy Ferris a car.]]
31st Aug '17 12:24:05 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* 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 idea, for the ''exact'' reason Cameron demonstrates.

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* ArtisticLicenseCars:
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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 idea, for the ''exact'' reason Cameron demonstrates.
drill).



* 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 as part of a RubeGoldbergDevice 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 as part of a RubeGoldbergDevice to deceive his parents, and even later, he sings "Danke Schoen" in one of the great scenes of the movie.
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movie. Rooney is even humming "Danke Schoen" when at Ferris' home.



* BreakingTheFourthWall: Ferris has regular asides and even conversations to the audience, not noticed by anyone else.

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* BreakingTheFourthWall: BreakingTheFourthWall:
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Ferris has regular asides and even conversations to the audience, not noticed by anyone else.



%%* FunWithSubtitles: when Ferris is explaining to the camera the best way to fake an illness to get out of school.
%%* TheGhost: Morris Frye (Cameron's dad), as well as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago.

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%%* * FunWithSubtitles: when Ferris is explaining to the camera the best way to fake an illness to get out of school.
%%*
school, they appear on screen.
*
TheGhost: Morris Frye (Cameron's dad), as well as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago.Chicago, never appear on screen.



%%* IrisOut: What ends the movie... before Ferris telling the audience to go home.

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%%* * IrisOut: What ends the movie... before Ferris telling the audience to go home.



%%* ThePreciousPreciousCar: Take a guess.

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%%* * ThePreciousPreciousCar: Take a guess.Cameron states that his father loves his Ferrari more than him.



%%* SpoiledSweet: Sloane, again.
** Cameron.

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%%* * SpoiledSweet: Sloane, again.
** Cameron.
All thee main characters are from wealthy families, but are good-hearted (if somewhat irresponsible) people.



%%* SupportingProtagonist: Cameron is the character who experiences the most development.
%%* TakingTheHeat: Ferris offers to do this for Cameron, who's just destroyed his father's Ferrari. Cameron refuses.

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%%* * SupportingProtagonist: Cameron is a supporting character, but the character film is his journey to standing up to his father. who experiences the most development.
%%* * TakingTheHeat: Ferris offers to do this for Cameron, who's just destroyed his father's Ferrari. Cameron refuses.



%%* TheUnFavourite: Jeanie.

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%%* * TheUnFavourite: Jeanie.Jeanie complains that their parents let Ferris get away with everything, while she can't.



%%* VitriolicBestBuds: Cameron and Ferris.

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%%* * VitriolicBestBuds: Cameron and Ferris.Ferris are best friends, but completely opposite in personality, which prompts them to argue.



%%* XanatosSpeedChess: Ferris is a master of this (show only).
31st Jul '17 2:04:00 PM kquinn0830
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Added DiffLines:

* {{Handwave}} For years, viewers (especially those who enjoy hockey) wondered why Cameron wears a Detroit Red Wings jersey in the middle of downtown Chicago where the rival Blackhawks play. Alan Ruck [[http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/why-cameron-wore-a-red-wings-jersey-for-almost-the-entirety-of-ferris-bueller-s-day-off-a7087126.html revealed in an interview 30 years later]] that Cameron's grandfather in Detroit, whom he actually has a great relationship with, took him to Red Wings games when he visited him.
14th Jul '17 6:17:15 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* EightiesHair: and clothes, and music.

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* EightiesHair: and And clothes, and music.
24th Jun '17 9:16:44 AM Uyyy
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* KansasCityShuffle: Ferris's plot to get Sloane out of school: he has Cameron pose as her father and call Rooney, asking for him to excuse her because her grandmother just died. Rooney doesn't buy it, but thinks the fake Peterson is Ferris himself and tries to set a trap for him. Then Ferris calls on the other line and the rest is history.
11th Jun '17 5:13:06 PM MagBas
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%5* SmallNameBigEgo: Ed Rooney.

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%5* %%* SmallNameBigEgo: Ed Rooney.
11th Jun '17 5:10:36 PM glickmam
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* CreativeClosingCredits: 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).

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* CreativeClosingCredits: 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' near a fire hydrant 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).
6th May '17 2:31:22 PM MagBas
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* UsefulNotes/AmericanAccents: The school secretary speaks in a delightful Minnesota/Wisconsin dialect.



* 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. Rooney still figures it out when he attempts to ring the doorbell more than once.

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* BatmanGambit / CrazyPrepared: BatmanGambit: 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. Rooney still figures it out when he attempts to ring the doorbell more than once.



* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: Rooney and Jeannie.
** Arguably, Cameron too.
-->'''Sloane''': Hi, Cameron. You comfortable?
-->'''Cameron''': Hey, Sloane. No.

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* ButtMonkey / TheChewToy: %%* ButtMonkey: Rooney and Jeannie.
** Arguably, Cameron too.
-->'''Sloane''': Hi, Cameron. You comfortable?
-->'''Cameron''': Hey, Sloane. No.
Jeannie.



* UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}: This ''is'' a 1980s Creator/JohnHughes movie, after all.
** In the ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' parody, "Fearless Buller" mentions that he needs to stop at the Chicago Chamber of Commerce and pick up a check for turning the whole movie into a long travelogue for the city.



* CrowdSong: "Twist and Shout"

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* %%* CrowdSong: "Twist and Shout"



** TruthInTelevision: Casio had a very popular line of sampling MIDI keyboards in TheEighties. Many a kid's first experiment with sampling consisted of belches.



* FreudianTrio: Ferris (id), Sloane (ego), Cameron (superego).

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* %%* FreudianTrio: Ferris (id), Sloane (ego), Cameron (superego).



* FunWithSubtitles: when Ferris is explaining to the camera the best way to fake an illness to get out of school.
* TheGhost: Morris Frye (Cameron's dad), as well as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago.

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* %%* FunWithSubtitles: when Ferris is explaining to the camera the best way to fake an illness to get out of school.
* %%* TheGhost: Morris Frye (Cameron's dad), as well as Abe Froman, Sausage King of Chicago.



* GossipyHens: Simone Adamley. Grace (Rooney's secretary) is also a bit of this.

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* %%* GossipyHens: Simone Adamley. Grace (Rooney's secretary) is also a bit of this.



* HeroAntagonist: 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.
** Subverted early in the film when Rooney gloats about the rest of Ferris' life being a failure and he (Rooney) being the cause of it.
-->''"Iím gonna catch this kid and put one hell of a dent in his future. 15 years from now, when he looks back at the ruin his life has become, heíll remember Edward R. Rooney."''



* HighSchoolHustler: Ferris, naturally.
* HumiliationConga: The entire film is one for Rooney.

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* %%* HighSchoolHustler: Ferris, naturally.
* %%* HumiliationConga: The entire film is one for Rooney.



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

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



* 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 for breaking and entering into Ferris's house, and probably faced Criminal Trespass charges. (At least in any real life situation.)

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* InspectorJavert[=/=]LawfulStupid: InspectorJavert: 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 for breaking and entering into Ferris's house, and probably faced Criminal Trespass charges. (At least in any real life situation.)



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

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* %%* IrisOut: What ends the movie... before Ferris telling the audience to go home.



* JerkassHasAPoint / VillainHasAPoint: Yes, Rooney goes too far by breaking into the Bueller home and attacking their dog, but he has every right to be bothered by the fact that Ferris has skipped school at least nine times before.
** Also, Jeanie gets arrested by the police for making a legitimate call about an actual intruder in her house.

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* JerkassHasAPoint / VillainHasAPoint: Yes, Rooney goes too far by breaking into the Bueller home and attacking their dog, but he has every right to be bothered by the fact that Ferris has skipped school at least nine times before.
** Also,
JerkassHasAPoint: Jeanie gets arrested by the police for making a legitimate call about an actual intruder in her house.



* SleepingDummy: Ferris uses a ''very'' elaborate version of this.

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* %%* SleepingDummy: Ferris uses a ''very'' elaborate version of this.



* SmallNameBigEgo: Ed Rooney.

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* %5* SmallNameBigEgo: Ed Rooney.



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

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* %%* 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'' debatable case.

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* %%* SpoiledSweet: Sloane, again. Ferris is an ''extremely'' debatable case.again.



* StaggeredZoom: adapted for the gratuitous detail shots of Seurat's ''Sunday Afternoon''

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* %%* StaggeredZoom: adapted for the gratuitous detail shots of Seurat's ''Sunday Afternoon''



* SupportingProtagonist: Cameron is the character who experiences the most development.
* TakingTheHeat: Ferris offers to do this for Cameron, who's just destroyed his father's Ferrari. Cameron refuses.

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* %%* SupportingProtagonist: Cameron is the character who experiences the most development.
* %%* TakingTheHeat: Ferris offers to do this for Cameron, who's just destroyed his father's Ferrari. Cameron refuses.



* TheUnFavourite: Jeanie.

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* %%* TheUnFavourite: Jeanie.



* VitriolicBestBuds: Cameron and Ferris.

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* %%* VitriolicBestBuds: Cameron and Ferris.



* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Ferris.

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* %%* WiseBeyondTheirYears: Ferris.
6th May '17 1:27:22 PM RaiderDuck
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** Subverted early in the film when Rooney gloats about the rest of Ferris' life being a failure and he (Rooney) being the cause of it.
-->''"Iím gonna catch this kid and put one hell of a dent in his future. 15 years from now, when he looks back at the ruin his life has become, heíll remember Edward R. Rooney."''



* 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 for breaking and entering into Ferris's house. (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 for breaking and entering into Ferris's house.house, and probably faced Criminal Trespass charges. (At least in any real life situation.)
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