History Trivia / FerrisBuellersDayOff

1st Jun '18 4:18:34 PM costanton11
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* ActorAllusion: Ferris hacks into the school's system from his computer to change the number of absences he's had. [[Film/WarGames That's not the first time Broderick hacked into his school's system.]] Though Bueller is less enthusiastic about it:
-->''"I asked for a car, I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?"''
2nd Apr '18 5:48:56 PM AmuckCricetine
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* StillbornFranchise: The idea of a sequel had gone around for years, with Ferris in college, or on the job somewhere, but the idea was dropped. Creator/MatthewBroderick felt that the film didn't need a sequel, that this film was about a specific time and place that we'd all like to revisit, and didn't need updating.



** "They think he's a righteous dude" was improvised by Edie [=McClurg=], the actress who played Grace.

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** "They think he's a righteous dude" was improvised by Edie [=McClurg=], the actress who played Grace. She also improvised the bit where she pretends to be Rooney on the phone.
** The shot of Ferris playing the clarinet was done on the spot. Someone spotted the instrument as part of the set, and Creator/MatthewBroderick said he could play it, which of course he couldn't.
** The short scene, with the coughing keyboard, was also improvised by Broderick.


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** During the parade several of the people seen dancing (including the construction worker and the window washer) originally had nothing to do with the film. They were simply dancing to the music being played, and John Hughes found it so humorous, that he told the camera operators to record it.
** Creator/MatthewBroderick throwing Creator/MiaSara into pool after pushing Cameron in was unscripted. Her screams of surprise were genuine and the playful nature of the moment convinced Hughes to include the shot in the final cut if the film.
7th Jan '18 1:52:30 AM glickmam
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** Choreographer Kenny Ortega[[note]]who would later choreograph co-star Jennifer Grey's next film, ''Film/DirtyDancing''.[[/note]] had originally choreographed an elaborate dance sequence for when Matthew Broderick sang atop the float at the parade. Unfortunately, however, Broderick had dislocated his knee a few weeks earlier filming the scene at the end of the movie where hes running through yards on his way home, so the choreography had to be scrapped.

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** Choreographer Kenny Ortega[[note]]who would later choreograph co-star Jennifer Grey's next film, ''Film/DirtyDancing''.[[/note]] had originally choreographed an elaborate dance sequence for when Matthew Broderick sang atop the float at the parade. Unfortunately, however, Broderick had dislocated his knee a few weeks earlier filming the scene at the end of the movie where hes running through yards on his way home, so the choreography had to be scrapped. Despite this, however, Ortega still remained credited in the closing credits.
16th Dec '17 4:54:36 PM Jeduthun
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: The scenes with Mr. Rooney become harder to watch after learning that actor Jeffrey Jones was arrested for sex crimes involving a minor.
15th Dec '17 3:46:08 PM fruitstripegum
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** A sequel was planned where Ferris would be in college or at his first job, but they couldn't figure out how to make it work without rehashing the plot of the first movie.
15th Nov '17 8:58:59 PM PaulA
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** Kristy Swanson was cast as a different character -- the girl who picks up the phone in the school hall. John Hughes accidentally recast her, as it was filmed in Chicago. But he liked Kristy's audition and thus wrote the Economics student just for her to play.
11th Oct '17 7:51:11 PM legoking831
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** A contemporary viewer born after the 80s might be caught off guard to hear that Ferris's suggestion to run the car in reverse to take miles off the odometer isn't him being naive or a smart aleck. When the odometer was measured mechanically on older cars, there was no fail-safe to prevent it from running backwards when the car ran in reverse; this didn't come around until electronically measured odometers. [[spoiler:Of course, his suggestion proves to be moot anyway since they racked up too many miles on it.]]
11th Oct '17 4:07:25 PM DavidDelony
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** Ferris' line, "I asked for a car. I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?" doesn't work the same as it did. While a modern teen expecting a car would still be disappointed to only get a computer, computers are now much more desirable for teens than they were in the 1980s, and virtually every teen would expect to get their own eventually.

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** Ferris' line, "I asked for a car. I got a computer. How's that for being born under a bad sign?" doesn't work the same as it did. While a modern teen expecting a car would still be disappointed to only get a computer, computers are now much more desirable for teens than they were in the 1980s, and virtually every teen would expect to get their own eventually. For that matter, plenty of teens back in the '80s would have dreamed of having their own computer.
3rd Sep '17 4:26:53 PM glickmam
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* OrphanedReference: When telling Cameron about how great the day was, Ferris says, "We ate pancreas". The restaurant scene originally had Ferris order sweetbreads, only to later be told that it's in fact pancreas.

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* OrphanedReference: When telling Cameron about how great the day was, Ferris says, "We ate pancreas". The restaurant scene originally had Ferris order sweetbreads, only to later be told that it's in fact pancreas. As mentioned above, it was deleted because it portrayed Ferris as a complete ButtMonkey as opposed to the LoveableRogue John Hughes wanted to portray him as.
31st Aug '17 4:36:55 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* OldShame: Creator/CharlieSheen said a few years later that watching his one scene in the movie made him want to punch himself in the mouth.
** He seems to have made peace with it, reprising his character in his exact scene from the John Hughes tribute episode of ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' in 2015.

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* OldShame: Creator/CharlieSheen said a few years later that watching his one scene in the movie made him want to punch himself in the mouth.
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mouth. He seems to have made peace with it, reprising his character in his exact scene from the John Hughes tribute episode of ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' in 2015.



* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Creator/MatthewBroderick's roles are more milquetoast than Ferris.

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* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Creator/MatthewBroderick's roles roles, before and after this film, are more milquetoast than Ferris.



** It would have been a lot harder for Ferris to pretend to be Abe Frohman, the Sausage King of Chicago, since the real Abe Frohman would most likely have a webpage either for himself or for his company today complete with at least one photograph of himself.



* WordOfDante:
** A researcher discovered the titular day off was [[http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Bueller-For-which-Cubs-game-did-Ferris-play-hoo?urn=mlb-318065 June 5, 1985]], based on the Cubs game that Ferris goes to in the movie.
** The game where scenes from the film were shot was actually played on Sept. 24, 1985.
** The late school-year date adds some [[Film/TheLastHurrah subtext]] to the proceedings; Ferris was mere weeks, if not ''days'' away from graduating.
* WordOfGod: Creator/JohnHughes said in 1999 that several of his "Shermer" movies, including ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'', and ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', are all a part of the [[TheVerse same universe]]. According to Hughes, [[Film/SixteenCandles Samantha Baker]] knew Ferris.

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* WordOfDante:
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WordOfDante: A researcher discovered the titular day off was [[http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/Bueller-For-which-Cubs-game-did-Ferris-play-hoo?urn=mlb-318065 June 5, 1985]], based on the Cubs game that Ferris goes to in the movie.
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movie. If true, that would add extra relevance to Ferris' thoughts about life after high school, as the gang would be mere days away from graduating. The game where scenes from the film were shot was actually played on Sept. 24, 1985.
** The late school-year date adds some [[Film/TheLastHurrah subtext]] to the proceedings; Ferris was mere weeks, if not ''days'' away from graduating.
September 24.
* WordOfGod: Creator/JohnHughes said in 1999 that several of his "Shermer" movies, including ''Film/SixteenCandles'', ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'', ''Ferris Bueller's Day Off'', and ''Film/PlanesTrainsAndAutomobiles'', are all a part of the [[TheVerse same universe]]. According to Hughes, [[Film/SixteenCandles Samantha Baker]] knew knows Ferris.



* WriteWhoYouKnow: Cameron and Charlie Sheen's character were both based on people Creator/JohnHughes knew in high school.

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* WriteWhoYouKnow: WriteWhoYouKnow:
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Cameron and Charlie Sheen's character were both based on people Creator/JohnHughes knew in high school.


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