10 Ferris Bueller Facts That Will Blow Your Mind

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“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” will always be one of those classic movies that people keep coming back to. It’s lighthearted, funny and really easy to watch. Almost 30 years have passed since it first hit theatres and millions of people are still quoting it every day. Many of us still wish to pull a Bueller and take the day off; however, that gets more difficult as one gets older. There’s a lot that many of us don’t know about the movie, so we figured that now would be a good time to round up those random, mind-blowing facts. Here are 10 that will surprise you!


Matthew Broderick and Jennifer Grey play siblings in the movie; however, in real life, they began dating during filming and later became engaged. They never made it down the aisle.

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Alan Ruck – who played Cameron – was 29-years-old when the film was shot. He worried that the age difference would cause problems. “I was worried that I’d be 10 years out of step, and I wouldn’t know anything about what was cool, what was hip, all that junk. But when I was going to high school, I didn’t know any of that stuff then, either. So I just thought, well, hell – I’ll just be me. The character, he’s such a loner that he really wouldn’t give a damn about that stuff anyway. He’d feel guilty that he didn’t know it, but that’s it,” he said.

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Director John Hughes had initially offered the role of Cameron to Emilio Estevez and Anthony Michael Hall; however, they both turned it down. John Candy auditioned for the role, but was turned down because he was considered too old.

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Mia Sara beat out Molly Ringwald for the role of Sloane.

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The 1961 Ferrari GT in the movie is actually a replica. Three replicas were used in the film. “The insert shots of the Ferrari were of the real 250 GT California”, Hughes said. “The cars we used in the wide shots were obviously reproductions. There were only 100 of these cars, so it was way too expensive to destroy. We had a number of replicas made. They were pretty good, but for the tight shots I needed a real one, so we brought one in to the stage and shot the inserts with it.”

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Rob Lowe, John Cusack, Jim Carrey, Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, Robert Downey Jr. and Michael J. Fox were all considered for the role of Ferris Bueller.

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Despite playing a drug addict in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” Charlie Sheen wasn’t on drugs during filming. To make it look like he was strung out, he had stayed up for 48 hours before filming his scenes.

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Cindy Pickett and Lyman Ward, who played Ferris’ parents, fell in love on set and married shortly after filming wrapped.

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A whole slew of actresses were considered for the role of Jeanie Bueller, including Linda Blair, Goldie Hawn, Meg Ryan, Ellen Barkin, Kim Basinger, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ally Sheedy, Geena Davis, Robin Duke, Carrie Fisher, Melanie Griffith, Mary Gross, Linda Hamilton, Daryl Hannah, Barbara Hershey, Holly Hunter, Anjelica Huston, Jessica Lange, Kelly LeBrock, Kay Lenz, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Catherine O’Hara, Madonna, Kelly McGillis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Cybill Shepherd, Meg Tilly, Sigourney Weaver, Jodie Foster, Sharon Stone and Debra Winger.

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Mia Sara was the only one who was actually a teenager during filming.

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