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.

    1,286 votes
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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.

    894 votes
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    License Plates In The Movie

    Posted by u/MetraConductor:

    In Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (1986), his parent’s cars license plates represent previous John Hughes’ films.

    645 votes
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    Lost Storyline

    Posted by a former Redditor:

    In Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Ed Rooney's car is towed away by Volbeck's Wrecker Service. Charlie Sheen's character is Garth Volbeck. His father owns the towing company. The Volbeck family storyline was mostly edited out of the final film.

    784 votes
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    Evidence Of Missing Siblings

    Posted by u/relaxok:

    In a kitchen scene inside the Bueller house in Ferris Bueller's Day Off, you can see a kid's drawings up on the fridge. This is because scenes were shot with a younger brother and sister that were eventually cut out in editing.


    Posted by u/tokuturfey:

    In Ferris Bueller's Day Off, his dad has a family photo in his office that shows they have two younger siblings that aren't shown in the movie.


    Posted by u/tunaman808:

    Early scripts of Ferris Bueller's Day Off, featured a younger [siblings]; props dept. put kid's drawings on the fridge in tribute.

    661 votes