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Interesting Details From 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' That Made Us Stop And Look Around

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In 1986, John Hughes' Ferris Bueller's Day Off elevated the mainstream teen comedy genre to epic proportions. A hero capable of fooling perfectly-coiffed parents, catching foul balls, and breaking fourth walls in a single bound, Ferris Bueller and his unique brand of fun has spoken to teens for over three decades. 

Here are a few of the small details discovered while watching the story of one man's struggle to take it easy. 

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    Dancing In The Streets

    Posted by u/yesiamabrbafan:

    In Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), during the parade, people seen dancing including the construction worker and the window washer 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.

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    Charlie Sheen's Acting Process

    Posted by u/ContemplativeSphinx:

    In Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 48 hours before filming his scene, to give him the right druggy demeanor.

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    Super Extra Extras

    Posted by u/dramageek1022:

    The two men in the funny hats, who can be seen when Ferris and his friends are at the Sears Tower, were in town on the day of shooting to watch the German Day parade, to which Ferris goes, later on.

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    Good Catch

    Posted by u/Theogre84:

    At the end of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, he appears to deus ex machina a baseball to throw at his stereo he left on in order to save himself from being caught. Ferris actually caught that baseball at the Cubs game earlier in the movie.

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