Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Pam-I-am

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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Wendy Klosowski

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.

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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.

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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.

jimba

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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broski

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.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: When Rooney first arrives at the Bueller house, he parks in the street by the fire hydrant with a good deal of room between the car and the curb, however when the policeman is putting the ticket on his car, he is right up next to the curb.

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Pam-I-am

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Rooney gets on the school bus, he crosses a grass boulevard to board it. The bus never moves and he gets off, stepping directly on to the sidewalk and there is no grass boulevard there anymore.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ferris catches the foul ball, the television shows the stands where Ferris & company are sitting (down the left field line) as being in the shade. When the television shows the close-up of Ferris catching the ball, he is in the sun. When they have the actual shot in Wrigley Field, it is overcast.

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

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Sacha

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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Sacha

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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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When Jeanie and Charlie Sheen are talking on the couch in the police station, Jeanie's legs go from crossed left over right to right over left and her arm goes from resting on the couch to by her side and back again.

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Pam-I-am

Continuity mistake: Sloan's hairstyle changes from parted to the side, to the left and straight back throughout the scene in which she says goodbye to Ferris.

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Continuity mistake: Cameron's shirt with the The American Medical Association's symbol changes half way through the movie. You can see how they try to cover it up by turning it inside out, but it still shows.

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Continuity mistake: After the pinball girl shoots Pepsi through a straw at Rooney, he goes over to the counter and grabs some napkins to dry off, however, you can hardly see the wet spots, until the last shot - and then they are much darker.

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Pam-I-am

Continuity mistake: In the scene where Ferris is singing "Twist and Shout," you can see a building sign that reads '33 North Dearborn Street.' After the shot cuts, you can see an intersection of two streets: Adams Street and Dearborn Street. The address '33 North Dearborn Street' is a few blocks away from the intersection.

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rzermatt

Continuity mistake: Near the very end, Ferris races home in vain as both Jeanie and his parents beat him home. Ferris is still in the kitchen as we see his parents at the base of the stairs, saying 'Let's go check on him.' They turn and start up the stairs. The next shot shows Ferris racing up the stairs. Next, we see the parents begin to mount the staircase (this time from a different angle) for a second time.

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JustJudy

Continuity mistake: In the opening scene where Ferris is seen lying in bed he is facing his bedroom door. His mother moves him onto his back. When his sister comes into the room, there is one shot of him magically on his side again. In the next shot when he says, "Jeanie!" he has returned to his back almost instantly.

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Continuity mistake: When Ferris is playing the song on the synthesizer, at first he is using one hand and facing sideways. Cut to another shot and he's using both hands and facing forwards.

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Continuity mistake: At the stock exchange the positioning of Cameron's arms go from being on a chair to in his lap to on the chair in a split second.

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Continuity mistake: The whole day's time sequence is terribly out of whak. For instance, when Rooney is wiping his face off after being spat on by the "Karate Champ" girl in the pizza joint, Ferris catches a fly ball. Harry Caray's play-by-play call can be heard in the background. He's calls the name "Lee Smith," indicating Lee Smith was on the mound for the Cubs. Lee Smith was a closer and likely would not be in the game until the 9th inning. Most day games at Wriglry start at 1:20 and last at least 2 hours. Therefore, the time would be about 3:30 PM when Ferris caught the fly ball. After that, he had time to make it back down to the Loop for a parade (presumably by elevated train), pick up the car, get back up to the North Shore (probably a decent 30 minute ride) take a dip in the pool, save Cameron's life, and race home to be in bed by the time his parent arrived home (6:00 sharp if you'll recall the father's lines at the beginning.) That's bad continuity. Aside from that, prior to the game, they dined at Chez Quis and went to the Museum (South Loop area.).

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Continuity mistake: When Ferris Cameron and Sloane are driving into Chicago they're speeding and flying by every car, but in one shot you can see a car pass the Ferrari in the background. It happens soon after they go airborne and you can hear the Ferrari's engine roaring as the other car passes them by.

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Al

Continuity mistake: In the shower while Ferris is talking, behind him there is a rack with a wash cloth on it. They show a close up of Ferris picking up the squirting shower head off of the same rack, but the shower head was not there before the close up.

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Continuity mistake: When Rooney is at the Bueller house, he slips off the water spout into mud. His shoe is stuck in the mud when he pulls his foot out. Yet, there is no mud on his calf, which was also in the mud.

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning of the movie when Ferris is laying in bed, and his parents are saying bye to him, the position of Ferris' blanket changes from the close up shots to the far away shots.

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Continuity mistake: In the first scene of the movie where Ferris is trying to convince his parents and his sister that he is sick, his left hand changes position several times from shot to shot, going from under the pillow, to next to the pillow, to under the blanket.

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Continuity mistake: If you look closely every time a clock is shown you can tell they do not match up. The times match up at the beginning but then proceed to jump back and forth throughout the movie.

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Continuity mistake: The movie supposedly takes place in April, however based on Chicago's climate, it is quite clear that the actual filming was conducted well into the summer months based on how full and leafy all the trees are, not to mention the ivy on the outfield wall at Wrigley Field which does not become fully developed with leaves until late May at the earliest.

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Continuity mistake: When Rooney gets out of his car and walks up to Ferris' front door his jacket is unbuttoned, when he gets to the door it is buttoned.

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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.

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Continuity mistake: Ferris is messing with the equalizer on his stereo system (the one that plays the snoring), while he's talking to the camera. Watch the levels on the equalizer, they change from the close-up and back to normal in the wide shot.

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manthabeat

Continuity mistake: Whilst Jeanie and the guy in the police station are talking, a man in a suit walks behind them and then takes a file from the woman at the desk. However, without walking behind either of them, he ends up on the other side of the room.

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Continuity mistake: When Jeanie says 'I don't know why I'm here', there's no one behind her. However, in the next shot of her, about a second an a half later, there are three people behind her.

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Continuity mistake: When the flower deliveryman goes to leave the Bueller house, he toots the horn before speeding off after Rooney flips him the bird. It then cuts to a wide shot of the front of the house and the van is gone. We never hear the van's tires clearing the bump between the driveway and the road, and the van would've had to be going excessively fast to have cleared the driveway in the time between hearing it set off and the wide shot.

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Continuity mistake: Ferris steps out of bed and raises his arms in an 11 O'clock position to open the blinds. From the angle behind the arms are raised in a 3 O'clock position.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: After Ferris plays with the synthesizer, the principal is fidgeting with some pages. The way they're folded changes between angles.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the movie starts and Ferris' parents leave the room, his right arm swaps from being over the blanket to under, between frames.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the opening credits are rolling, Jenny shows up in the bedroom and Ferris's hair keeps swapping from messy to brushed back and forth.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: When the movie starts, Ferris's in bed, his fringe all over his forehead. A frame later it's brushed sideways.

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Sacha

Continuity mistake: After Ferris picks up Sloan from school in the Ferrari, he is seen speeding off towards the end of the parking lot (there's an exit and then a few more stalls before the end of the lot). He gets into 2nd gear before it cuts back to a shot of Mr. Rooney. As we see Rooney's face, we hear the Ferrari running through 2nd gear and into 3rd. This is impossible as they would've had to slow down to make the exit or they would've run off the end of the lot.

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