Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Continuity mistake: The rear view mirror disappears when Jeanie is speeding home.

Continuity mistake: When Jeanie meets the boy at the police station, his hair changes after every cut from her to him.

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ferris' mom comes home to check on him to make sure he's really home sick, when she's walking down the hall to enter his room you can see the door knob is a gold/old looking one. When she goes to turn the knob and go into the room, they zoom in on it and it's a crystal door knob.

Continuity mistake: Cameron kicks and shatters the glass light on the front of the Ferrari towards the end of the movie. A shot of the entire garage is then shown and there is no glass on the floor.

Continuity mistake: When driving home from the city there is obviously a fake backdrop to simulate a moving car. The car can be seen to change lanes but Ferris never actually turns the wheel of the car.

Continuity mistake: When the Ferrari goes through the window and the three of them are standing there, you can see the camera tape on the floor where they are supposed to stand. Also the broken glass on the window changes a bit over the course of that scene.

Continuity mistake: When Ferris is talking with Cameron on the phone and playing on the computer, there is no Pepsi can on his desk. A second later one appears next to his hand. The can then disappears in the next shot.

Continuity mistake: When Mr. Rooney goes to Ferris's house he is wearing a long sleeved shirt and coat jacket. A shot of his arm ringing the doorbell shows a bare arm with dark hair. When they return back to a shot of Mr. Rooney, his sleeve is touching his wrist and he does not have dark hair on the back of his hand.

Continuity mistake: At the end, Jeanie slams the kitchen door in Mr Rooney's face. Watch the pane of glass in the door. In all previous exterior views of the door, the pane is composed of about 4 horizontal pieces of glass. It is apparently a "jalousie" window that opens like a venetian blind, so there are no mouldings between each piece of glass. However, as soon as we see the inside of the door behind Jeanie, visible through the curtain is the silhouette of a "criss-cross" moulding grid, dividing the window into 9 panes of glass.

Continuity mistake: When Ferris and Sloane are in the pool, the Pepsi can behind Ferris changes position in different shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ferris, Sloan, and Cameron go to the Sears Tower they lean their heads on three separate windows. Ferris's window is the same as Cameron's. You can tell this when you see them look at the top and top right.

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Continuity mistake: At the very end of the movie when Ferris' mom is tucking him into bed the blanket is showing the line at the top then folded in and back several times.

Continuity mistake: Notice Jeanie's watch at the police station, and how it changes by hours during the short scene with Charlie Sheen.

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Continuity mistake: Right at the end, as the Ferrari is flying out into the trees, it lands in the middle of a couple of very large maple trees. In the next shot, when the kids are standing looking down at the car, it is in a clearing, with nothing around it. It is unlikely that the trees were completely pulverized by the car and it was landing directly on top of them so it did not continue to move away after the fact.

Continuity mistake: When Ferris talks to Cameron and plays with the mouse, the keyboard comes closer to the edge of the table between shots.

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Continuity mistake: When Ferris turns off the shower, the steam disappears in the close-up angle, only to reappear half a second later.

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Continuity mistake: When Cameron is on the phone with Mr. Rooney pretending to be George Peterson, Ferris calls the school. Grace picks up the phone in the outer office and tells Ferris to hold. You clearly see the third button (line three) is the one he called on. Grace says that Ferris is on line two. When Mr. Rooney puts Cameron on hold and listens to Ferris, after Ferris hangs up, the camera cuts to the phone buttons on Mr. Rooney's phone showing that Ferris was just on the second button (line two).

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Suggested correction: While not likely, there is no requirement that the phones have the same lines or be in the same order, so the line assigned to the third button on Grace's phone could be the second line on Rooney's phone.

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Continuity mistake: In the parade scene where Cameron and Sloane rush out attempting to get Ferris of the float, they are approached by a police officer wearing a black jacket. Seconds later there is an aerial shot of the parade, and C and S are being led back to the kerb by a police officer who has no black jacket.

Continuity mistake: When Ferris calls Cameron, the mess by his phone changes between angles.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ferris is talking on the phone with the freshmen and playing his "sick sounds" on the keyboard, his legs cross and uncross several times between shots.

Visible crew/equipment: Near the beginning of the movie there is a brief scene around the empty house. While the camera is in the kitchen you can see a reflection of one of the set guys moving in the fridge handle.

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Ferris: Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.

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Trivia: Charlie Sheen stayed awake for 2 days to play the guy in the police station, so he could get the right look for the scene.

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