History Trivia / FerrisBuellersDayOff

15th Jun '17 6:28:21 PM glickmam
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally intended that Ferris would discuss on a radio being the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally intended that shot a scene in which Ferris would discuss on a radio being show wanting to be the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.
15th May '17 8:47:01 PM glickmam
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre. It probably also helped, however, that Ruck and Creator/MatthewBroderick had previously co-starred together in ''Film/BiloxiBlues'', and as a result of this, according to Ruck, "We didn't have to invent an instant friendship like you often have to do in a movie. "We ''were'' friends."

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions for ''Film/TheBreakfastClub'' (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre. It probably also helped, however, that Ruck and Creator/MatthewBroderick had previously co-starred together in ''Film/BiloxiBlues'', and as a result of this, according to Ruck, "We didn't have to invent an instant friendship like you often have to do in a movie. "We We ''were'' friends."
15th May '17 8:45:31 PM glickmam
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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre.

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* AbilityOverAppearance: Cameron Frye was originally envisioned as being chunky and "homely in a lovable way". Creator/JohnHughes then remembered the tall, thin, very attractive (29-year-old!) Alan Ruck from [[Film/TheBreakfastClub the Breakfast Club]] auditions (he didn't make the cut that time), and cast him based on that performance. What followed was what is considered to be one of the most soulful, enduring portrayals in Hughes' oeuvre. It probably also helped, however, that Ruck and Creator/MatthewBroderick had previously co-starred together in ''Film/BiloxiBlues'', and as a result of this, according to Ruck, "We didn't have to invent an instant friendship like you often have to do in a movie. "We ''were'' friends."
13th May '17 9:52:28 AM glickmam
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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a scene in which Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane would visit about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the film's trailer. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film was to be released, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the trailer recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.

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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a scene in which Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane would visit a Chicago radio station and Ferris would talk about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the film's trailer. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film was to be released, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the trailer recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.
13th May '17 9:51:42 AM glickmam
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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a line that Ferris was going to say about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the preview for theaters. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film's release on January 28, 1986, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch due to an O-ring failure in the right SRB, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the preview recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.

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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a line that Ferris was going to say scene in which Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane would visit about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the preview for theaters. film's trailer. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film's release on January 28, 1986, film was to be released, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch due to an O-ring failure in the right SRB, launch, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa [=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the preview trailer recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.


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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: As mentioned above, John Hughes originally intended that Ferris would discuss on a radio being the first kid to ride the Space Shuttle, but ended up excising that scene due to the Challenger accident.
13th May '17 9:45:51 AM glickmam
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** Anthony Michae lHall turned down the role of Cameron, as he didn't want to get typecast. Creator/EmilioEstevez also turned it down. For some reason, Creator/JohnCandy auditioned.

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** Anthony Michae lHall Michael Hall turned down the role of Cameron, as he didn't want to get typecast. Creator/EmilioEstevez also turned it down. For some reason, Creator/JohnCandy auditioned.
12th May '17 9:24:12 PM glickmam
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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a line that Ferris was going to say about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the preview for theaters. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film's release on January 28, 1986, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch due to an O-ring failure in the right SRB, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa McAuliffe. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the preview recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.

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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a line that Ferris was going to say about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the preview for theaters. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film's release on January 28, 1986, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch due to an O-ring failure in the right SRB, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa McAuliffe.[=McAuliffe=]. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the preview recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.
12th May '17 9:22:52 PM glickmam
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* DeletedScene: At one point in the film there was a line that Ferris was going to say about how "come next year, I'll be the first kid to ride on the Space Shuttle". It was even featured in the preview for theaters. Unfortunately, however, less than five months before the film's release on January 28, 1986, the [[UsefulNotes/{{NASA}} Challenger]] exploded 73 seconds after launch due to an O-ring failure in the right SRB, resulting in the deaths of all seven aboard, including New Hampshire school teacher Christa McAuliffe. Because of this, Creator/JohnHughes had the preview recalled from theaters and the line was edited out of the final film.



* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Creator/MatthewBroderick and Alan Ruck previously co-starred together in ''Theatre/BiloxiBlues''.

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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Creator/MatthewBroderick and Alan Ruck had previously co-starred together in ''Theatre/BiloxiBlues''.''Film/BiloxiBlues'', while Creator/CharlieSheen and Jennifer Grey previously co-starred together in ''Film/RedDawn1984''.



* ShoutOut: Sloane got her name from Sloane Tanen, daughter of then Paramount Film Group president Ned Tanen.



** Creator/JohnHughes' first choice to play Ferris was Creator/MichaelJFox. Amusingly, Broderick was the first choice to play Fox's role of Alex P. Keaton on ''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 amusingly, James Broderick had co-starred with Fox's ''Family Ties'' co-star, Meredith Baxter-Birney, on the ABC drama, ''Family''.

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** Creator/JohnHughes' first choice to play Ferris was Creator/MichaelJFox. Amusingly, Broderick was the first choice to play Fox's role of Alex P. Keaton on ''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 amusingly, 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. For some reason, ''Creator/JohnCandy'' auditioned.
** Creator/PaulGleason was considered for Ed Rooney. Gleason had previously played the role of an assistant principal in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.

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** Creator/MollyRingwald Molly Ringwald 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 Anthony Michae lHall turned down the role of Cameron, as he didn't want to get typecast. Creator/EmilioEstevez also turned it down. For some reason, ''Creator/JohnCandy'' Creator/JohnCandy auditioned.
** Creator/PaulGleason Paul Gleason was considered for Ed Rooney. Gleason had previously played the role of an assistant principal in ''Film/TheBreakfastClub''.
12th May '17 8:59:20 PM glickmam
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* IWantYouToMeetAnOldFriendOfMine: Both Creator/MatthewBroderick and Alan Ruck previously co-starred together in ''Theatre/BiloxiBlues''.



** 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 Creator/MatthewBroderick in ''Film/BiloxiBlues''.

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** In addition, Alan Ruck based his Cameron's phony impression of Sloane's father on legendary stage director Gene Saks, who had previously directed both him and Creator/MatthewBroderick in ''Film/BiloxiBlues''.
12th May '17 8:56:41 PM glickmam
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** 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''.

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** Creator/JohnHughes' first choice to play Ferris was Creator/MichaelJFox. Ironically, Amusingly, Broderick was the first choice to play Fox's role of Alex P. Keaton in on ''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, amusingly, James Broderick had co-starred with Fox's ''Family Ties'' co-star, Meredith Baxter-Birney, on the ABC drama, ''Family''.
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