History Trivia / FerrisBuellersDayOff

18th Jun '16 8:32:21 PM kquinn0830
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* WordOfSaintPaul: [[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 According to Alan Ruck]], the reason Cameron wears a Gordie Howe Detroit Red Wings jersey is because Cameron had a grandfather in Detroit, whom he had a great relationship with, that used to take him to Red Wings games.
25th May '16 3:49:15 PM rt2012
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* IAmNotSpock: For a long time, MatthewBroderick never liked talking about this movie, though it seems he's eased up about it, [[AdamWesting since he appeared in a 2012 Super Bowl commercial that parodied the film]].

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* IAmNotSpock: For a long time, MatthewBroderick Matthew Broderick never liked talking about this movie, though it seems he's eased up about it, [[AdamWesting since he appeared in a 2012 Super Bowl commercial that parodied the film]].


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* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Matthew Broderick's roles are more milquetoast than Ferris.
15th May '16 1:46:18 AM glickmam
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** Mia Sara almost didn't play Sloane because at the same time she auditioned, she was simultaneously auditioning to play Sarah in ''Film/{{Labyrinth}}''.
10th May '16 7:21:19 PM glickmam
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** In addition, Alan Ruck based his phony impression of Sloane's father on legendary stage director Gene Saks, who had previously directed both him and Matthew Broderick in ''Film/BiloxiBlues''.
12th Apr '16 4:43:49 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Ben Stein plays the dull, drab teacher whose class Ferris escapes from at the beginning of the film. He would later rehash this role on ''TheWonderYears'', among many other places.
** Also ActorAllusion for Ben Stein, as he was a political commentator and speech writer, who wrote and spoke at length about economics, just as he taught in this film. In fact, he wasn't even given lines for his lecture scenes; he was just told to deliver a lecture on something he knew a lot about.
** Aside from his work in Broadway theater (for example, his award-winning performance in the revival of ''HowToSucceedInBusinessWithoutReallyTrying'' and the musical adaptation of ''Film/TheProducers'') this is pretty much the movie that everyone will associate Matthew Broderick with. Except maybe [[Film/WarGames this one]] or [[Film/{{Godzilla 1998}} that one]].
** And then there's Alan Ruck. (''Series/SpinCity'' fans, take note.) He's also remembered as the [[Film/StarTrekGenerations guy who basically got Captain Kirk killed.]]
** The flower delivery guy was played by Louie Anderson.
** Creator/JenniferAniston played Ferris' sister in the short-lived TV show. [[Series/DiagnosisMurder Charlie Schlatter]] was Ferris.
** Simone Adamley was played by a young Creator/KristySwanson.
** Grace the secretary was played by Edie [=McClurg=], who later went on to play [[Series/TheHoganFamily Patty Poole]], but Edie is no stranger to film and TV, having appeared in everything from ''Film/BackToSchool'' to ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
** And, last but not least, Creator/CharlieSheen as the [[FunnyAneurysmMoment drugged out kid]] in the police station.
* HeyItsThatVoice: Ferris is adult Simba in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', while Grace is Carlotta in ''Disney/TheLittleMermaid''.
3rd Dec '15 10:58:28 AM twilicorn
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** Grace the secretary was played by [[Series/TheHoganFamily Patty Poole]].

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** Grace the secretary was played by Edie [=McClurg=], who later went on to play [[Series/TheHoganFamily Patty Poole]].Poole]], but Edie is no stranger to film and TV, having appeared in everything from ''Film/BackToSchool'' to ''Disney/WreckItRalph''.
6th Oct '15 10:11:41 AM JamesAustin
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** Simone Adamley was played by a young [[Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Kristy Swanson]].

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** Simone Adamley was played by a young [[Film/BuffyTheVampireSlayer Kristy Swanson]].Creator/KristySwanson.
1st Jul '15 6:37:18 AM Morgenthaler
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** The late school-year date adds some [[TheLastHurrah subtext]] to the proceedings; Ferris was mere weeks, if not ''days'' away from graduating.

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** The late school-year date adds some [[TheLastHurrah [[Film/TheLastHurrah subtext]] to the proceedings; Ferris was mere weeks, if not ''days'' away from graduating.
9th Jun '15 2:59:52 PM Morgenthaler
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** Creator/JohnnyDepp was also considered, as well as Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/JimCarrey, Rob Lowe, Creator/TomCruise and JohnCusack.

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** Creator/JohnnyDepp was also considered, as well as Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/JimCarrey, Rob Lowe, Creator/TomCruise and JohnCusack.Creator/JohnCusack.
2nd May '15 2:32:27 AM Maxaphone
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* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Ben Stein originally only had his iconic "Bueller......Bueller" scene, but the director thought he had such distinctive voice that he asked Stein to just talk about any subject he knew a lot about, which led to the short scene of him teaching a class on the Great Depression.
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