Ferris Bueller's Day Off

Question: Why does Cameron stare at the painting?

Chosen answer: Cameron stares specifically at the child in the painting, because he identifies with it. He feels the lack of affection and attention from his own family (unlike the child in the painting who is enjoying time with her family, the mother is holding her hand).

Shipper

Question: Are Ferris and Jean twins?

Chosen answer: Probably, yes. From dialogue, Ferris is about to graduate, and he and Jean seem to be at the same school, so either she's actually the younger of the two (which seems unlikely - would parents give the younger child a car but not the older?) or they're in the same school year. On the assumption that they're in the same year, the most likely scenario is that, yes, they're twins. The only other possibility is that they were born less than a year apart (putting them in the same school year), with Jean probably being the older of the two.

Tailkinker

Question: When Sloane was told her grandmother was dead, did she know it was a hoax? And did Rooney figure it out?

Chosen answer: Sloane knew it was a hoax. Ferris would not have done something like that without her knowing. Rooney pretty much had figured it out, but could never prove anything. Once he was discovered inside the Bueller house (illegally) by Ferris' sister, anything he did know he would have to keep to himself.

raywest

Question: Whats the song playing when Ferris is running home?

Chosen answer: "March of the Swivel Heads" by The English Beat.

Question: What is the song playing when Cameron, Ferris and Sloane go to the art gallery?

Chosen answer: It's an instrumental version of "Please Please Please Let Me Get What I Want" by The Dream Academy. The original song is by The Smiths.

Myridon

Question: Its an American film, set in America, with American kids in an American way of life...so why the HUGE Union Jack on the inside of Ferris' bedroom door? What's the significance with Britain?

pierpp

Chosen answer: The British flag was a trendy item in the mid-80s. You had it on t-shirts, on pants, on all kinds of items, and kids would draw it on their sneakers (remember Converse's rubber toes? That was perfect to draw a British flag!) or on whatever they could draw on.

Sereenie

Question: In the beginning, Cameron is on the phone with Rooney, pretending to be Mr. Peterson, in the Bueller's kitchen. Ferris then calls the office for homework assignments, and he is on the round, red phone from his room. This movie was made in 1986- were phones with dual lines on them available in 1986?

Chosen answer: Yes, they were available back then. Plus it could have been two separate lines not necessarily one "dual" line. They were used a lot in homes with financially well off people as Ferris' parents obviously are.

William Bergquist

Question: A lot of people in this film sing the song "Danke Shoen." Why do they do this?

Chosen answer: It is a song that easily gets stuck in one's head after hearing it; it's more or less used as a comic effect for this reason. Ferris sings it twice (once in the shower and again in the parade), Mr. Rooney hums it at Ferris' house, and Jeannie sings it when leaving the police station.

Reformed Dispatcher

Question: Does anybody know where I can find a video/audio of just that clip where Cameron is sitting in his car debating whether or not he should go out?

Chosen answer: A simple Google search came up with http://www.idiotsavant.com/bueller/sounds.htm.

Phil Watts

Question: Can someone please tell me how old Ferris and Jeanie are? It seems that Ferris is a senior and that would make him about 17 or 18, but then why would Jeanie have a car if she was younger, especially since Ferris says that he asked for a car and didn't get it? If she was older, what would she still be doing in school?

Chosen answer: They're twins.

Reformed Dispatcher

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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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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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Charlie Sheen (the guy in the police station) stayed awake for 2 days, so he could get the right look for the scene.

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