Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Revealing mistake: In the taxi scene Ferris' dad is reading a newspaper. On the front page is an article with the headline "Community rallies around sick youth." As the camera zooms in it's a fake headline to a real news article. The news article begins, "A Chicago policeman killed himself today after he... a Park Ridge office and... workers with a... revolver as he searched for his estranged wife who was hidden beneath a desk by a fellow worker".

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Continuity mistake: The dash or speedometer of the Ferrari is visible multiple times, but two different dashes are seen. In one the speedometer has a top speed of 160 (garage men speeding down the road, when Cameron sees the mileage is too high, and when Cameron sees the miles aren't coming off). In the other it has a top speed of 120 (when they get in the car to leave the garage, and looking over Ferris' shoulder at Cameron leaning on the car in the garage before he kicks it [open matte version]). The two dashes also use a different font for the numbers. (00:55:00 - 01:09:40)

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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.

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.

Sacha

Continuity mistake: When they are at the pool. Sloan asks Cameron if he watched her change into her bathing suit, but based on the scenes in the pool, she was wearing undergarments and most likely just took off the outer layers.

Plot hole: When Jeannie encounters Mr. Rooney at her house, she attacks him and calls the police. Later, the police pick her up for filing a false report. Why? Surely they would've seen signs of an intruder such as a dropped wallet on the floor and footprints in the mud right next to the house.

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Suggested correction: Without knowledge of what happened when the police visited, it's impossible to call this a plot hole. It might be that the police knocked on the door, Jeannie answered and explained that by the time they got there the intruder had gone. She could have got angry at them like she did on the phone. Maybe they arrested her there and then, without entering the house or searching the grounds (for someone they'd just be told was no longer there). Who knows? Unlikely sure, but not impossible.

Ferris: Pardon my French, but Cameron is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond.

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Trivia: Throughout the movie, many different characters either sing or hum the song "Danke Schoen". Ferris sings it in the shower, Mr. Rooney hums it while he is waiting at Bueller's front door, Jeanie sings it while running down the stairs after kissing Charlie Sheen, and Ferris sings it again during the parade.

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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.

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