Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

41 corrected entries

(8 votes)

Corrected entry: The whole day's time sequence is terribly out of whack. 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 Wrigley 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).

Correction: While the ballgame used in the film was real, it wasn't meant to represent a real game, it's still a fictional ballgame that was being played for the first time. So Smith could have been in early. Pointing this out as a mistake would be like pointing out that Abe Froman never had reservations at Chez Quis that day.

Bishop73
2

Correction: Actually, the game was intended to be the June 5, 1985 game between Chicago and Atlanta, which started at 1:25pm, ran 3 hours and 9 minutes and ended at 4:34pm in a 4-2, 11-inning loss by the Cubs. Smith closed the game. All of which makes the timeline even more crazy - between 4:35 and 5:55 (just under 90 minutes) they caught a Red Line train downtown (the ride alone would have eaten up 20 minutes, minimum), then walked to the AI at Michigan Avenue, walked around, then picked up the car and started heading north (again, a 30 minute drive from downtown, more in rush hour, and they would have been driving in rush hour), stopping for at least one detour along the way.

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

More mistakes in Ferris Bueller's Day Off

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

More quotes from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Trivia: When Jeanie is in the police station, we see a badge that says Police Officer Shermer. Shermer is the town in which "The Breakfast Club", another John Hughes movie, is set.

More trivia for Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Question: What did Rooney mean when he told Grace to "go soak your head"?

Answer: It's an old insult, somewhat equivalent to 'buzz off'.

Brian Katcher

Answer: The other answer (about buzzing off) is correct, but the phrase has multiple definitions. It can also mean that someone doesn't know what they're talking about, or a person who is extremely frustrated and unable to express themselves calmly or coherently need to cool off.

raywest Premium member
More questions & answers from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Join the mailing list

Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.

Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.