History Trivia / FerrisBuellersDayOff

20th Aug '16 2:25:38 PM Mikeyfan93
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* CastIncest: On-screen siblings Creator/MatthewBroderick and Creator/JenniferGrey dated and were even engaged for a while after appearing in this film together.

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* CastIncest: On-screen siblings Creator/MatthewBroderick and Creator/JenniferGrey Jennifer Grey dated and were even engaged for a while after appearing in this film together.



** He seems to have made peace with it, reprising his character in his exact scene from The Goldbergs' tribute episode in 2015.

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** He seems to have made peace with it, reprising his character in his exact scene from The Goldbergs' the John Hughes tribute episode of ''Series/TheGoldbergs'' in 2015.
5th Jul '16 3:14:44 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** After working together on ''Film/WeirdScience, Creator/JohnHughes offered Creator/BillPaxton the role of the garage attendant. However, Paxton turned it down because he felt the role was too small. He admits that he regrets turning it down because Hughes never offered him a role again.

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** After working together on ''Film/WeirdScience, Film/WeirdScience, Creator/JohnHughes offered Creator/BillPaxton the role of the garage attendant. However, Paxton turned it down because he felt the role was too small. He admits that he regrets turning it down because Hughes never offered him a role again.
5th Jul '16 3:14:21 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** Rooney's line about leaving "my cheese in the wind" was ad-libbed. Creator/JohnHughes wanted a comment that was complete nonsense.
5th Jul '16 3:09:07 PM CumbersomeTercel
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** After working together on ''Film/WeirdScience, Creator/JohnHughes offered Creator/BillPaxton the role of the garage attendant. However, Paxton turned it down because he felt the role was too small. He admits that he regrets turning it down because Hughes never offered him a role again.



** After working together on ''Film/WeirdScience, Creator/JohnHughes offered Creator/BillPaxton the role of the garage attendant. However, Paxton turned it down because he felt the role was too small. He admits that he regrets turning it down because Hughes never offered him a role again.
5th Jul '16 3:07:38 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* According to the original script, Sloane has a brother and her father left the family for a twenty-five year old bimbo.

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* ** According to the original script, Sloane has a brother and her father left the family for a twenty-five year old bimbo.



** Creator/JohnnyDepp was also considered, as well as Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/JimCarrey, Rob Lowe, Creator/TomCruise and Creator/JohnCusack.

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** Creator/JohnnyDepp was also considered, as well as Creator/RobertDowneyJr, Creator/JimCarrey, Rob Lowe, Creator/RobLowe, Creator/TomCruise and Creator/JohnCusack.



** 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''.

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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 Creator/MatthewBroderick in ''Film/BiloxiBlues''.
5th Jul '16 3:06:13 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* AllThereInTheScript: Charlie Sheen's stoner character is named Garth Volbeck, though the film doesn't mention this.

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* AllThereInTheScript: Charlie Sheen's Creator/CharlieSheen's stoner character is named Garth Volbeck, though the film doesn't mention this.



* According to the original script, Sloane has a brother and her father left the family for a twenty-five year old bimbo.
* AuthorAppeal: Creator/JohnHughes freely admitted that the museum scene was self-indulgent on his part.



* CastIncest: On-screen siblings Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey dated and were even engaged for a while after appearing in this film together.

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* CastIncest: On-screen siblings Matthew Broderick Creator/MatthewBroderick and Jennifer Grey Creator/JenniferGrey dated and were even engaged for a while after appearing in this film together.



* FlipFlopOfGod: The DVD commentary pegs Ferris as a spoiled jerk. However, Hughes intentionally cut a scene that ''explicitly'' makes Ferris a thief, and cast Matthew Broderick in the role because he felt Broderick was the only one who could make Ferris likable. So do we empathize with Ferris or not? Either interpretation of the character is equally valid. And it doesn't help that both interpretations ''can'' work concurrently with each other (i.e. Ferris is a jerk and trickster, but he's OUR jerk and trickster).
* 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.
* IAmNotSpock: For a long time, 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]].
* OldShame: Sheen 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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* FlipFlopOfGod: The DVD commentary pegs Ferris as a spoiled jerk. However, Hughes intentionally cut a scene that ''explicitly'' makes Ferris a thief, and cast Matthew Broderick Creator/MatthewBroderick in the role because he felt Broderick was the only one who could make Ferris likable. So do we empathize with Ferris or not? Either interpretation of the character is equally valid. And it doesn't help that both interpretations ''can'' work concurrently with each other (i.e. Ferris is a jerk and trickster, but he's OUR jerk and trickster).
* HarpoDoesSomethingFunny: Ben Stein originally only had his iconic "Bueller......Bueller" scene, but the director Creator/JohnHughes 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.
* IAmNotSpock: For a long time, Matthew Broderick Creator/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]].
* OldShame: Sheen Creator/CharlieSheen said a few years later that watching his one scene in the movie made him want to punch himself in the mouth.



* PlayingAgainstType: Most of Matthew Broderick's roles are more milquetoast than Ferris.

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



* StarMakingRole: Three years before ''Ferris Bueller,'' ''Film/WarGames'' is what got Broderick noticed. But this movie clearly is what made Broderick a star, and it is arguably his most famous role.

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* StarMakingRole: Three years before ''Ferris Bueller,'' prior, ''Film/WarGames'' is what got Broderick noticed. But this movie clearly is what made Broderick a star, and it is arguably his most famous role.



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: John Hughes' first choice to play Ferris was Creator/MichaelJFox. Ironically, Broderick was the first choice to play Fox's role of Alex P. Keaton in ''Series/FamilyTies''. However, Broderick declined, partially because his father, James Broderick, had become terminally ill, and partially because he did not actually want to commit to a weekly TV series. Even more ironically, James Broderick had co-starred with Fox's ''Family Ties'' co-star, Meredith Baxter-Birney, on the ABC drama, ''Family''.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: John Hughes' Creator/JohnHughes' first choice to play Ferris was Creator/MichaelJFox. Ironically, Broderick was the first choice to play Fox's role of Alex P. Keaton in ''Series/FamilyTies''. However, Broderick declined, partially because his father, James Broderick, had become terminally ill, and partially because he did not actually want to commit to a weekly TV series. Even more ironically, James Broderick had co-starred with Fox's ''Family Ties'' co-star, Meredith Baxter-Birney, on the ABC drama, ''Family''.



** Creator/MollyRingwald missed out on Sloane. According to Ringwald, "John wouldn't let me do it: he said that the part wasn't big enough for me".
** Creator/AnthonyMichaelHall turned down the role of Cameron, as he didn't want to get typecast. Creator/EmilioEstevez also turned it down.
** Creator/PaulGleason was considered for Ed Rooney. Gleason had previously played the role of an assistant principal in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
** The script contained a scene where Ferris, Sloane, and Cameron go to a strip club. Paramount executives told Creator/JohnHughes there were only so many shooting days left, so the scene was scrapped.



* WordOfGod: John Hughes 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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** After working together on ''Film/WeirdScience, Creator/JohnHughes offered Creator/BillPaxton the role of the garage attendant. However, Paxton turned it down because he felt the role was too small. He admits that he regrets turning it down because Hughes never offered him a role again.
* WordOfGod: John Hughes 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.



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

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