Top 16 Ferris Bueller's Day Off Movie Facts

Following is our collection of Ferris Bueller's Day Off facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of Ferris Bueller's Day Off film message.

The garage attendant and his fellow employee take a trip in the Ferrari, and one scene, the Star Wars theme plays over them driving in it. In the credits, they are dubbed as 'garage attendant' and 'garage attendant's co-pilot'.
The garage attendant and his fellow employee take a trip in the Ferrari, and one scene, the Star Wars theme plays over them driving in it. In the credits, they are dubbed as 'garage attendant' and 'garage attendant's co-pilot'.
His dad has a family photo in his office that shows they have two younger siblings that aren't shown in the movie.
His dad has a family photo in his office that shows they have two younger siblings that aren't shown in the movie.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Trivia

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  1. A poster can be seen which suggests that Ferris goes to the same school as The Breakfast Club (1985) kids

  2. Cameron and Sloan hold hands throughout the parade. None of the DVDs show this.

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - The trio famously mimics a statue by Rodin. The man behind them in the shot is also mimicking the statue.
    The trio famously mimics a statue by Rodin. The man behind them in the shot is also mimicking the statue.
  • 1 - His parent's cars license plates represent previous John Hughes' films.
    His parent's cars license plates represent previous John Hughes' films.
  • All the license plates in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) are abbreviations for John Hughes' other movies. Katie's (Mom) = VCTN (National Lampoon's Vacation) Jeanie = TBC (The Breakfast Club) Tom's (Dad) = MMOM (Mr.Mom) Ros Day Off)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Hidden Details

1 - You can see the helicopter used for filming shots of the city
You can see the helicopter used for filming shots of the city
1 - The character Cameron wears a shirt with the Caduceus Staff on it. This represents him being a hypochondriac who, in one of the previous scenes, even says he "is dying" and that he's incredibly ill even though he's fine in reality.
The character Cameron wears a shirt with the Caduceus Staff on it. This represents him being a hypochondriac who, in one of the previous scenes, even says he "is dying" and that he's incredibly ill even though he's fine in reality.
1 - Ferris' dad worked in this building, 333 West Wacker. When he looked out the window at the parade, he would actually have had a scene of the river instead.
Ferris' dad worked in this building, 333 West Wacker. When he looked out the window at the parade, he would actually have had a scene of the river instead.
1 - Cameron's dad's car plate says NRVOUS. This can be interpreted as nervous, describing how Cameron feels about using his dad's car.
Cameron's dad's car plate says NRVOUS. This can be interpreted as nervous, describing how Cameron feels about using his dad's car.
1 - Ferris has a Simple Minds poster in his room.
Ferris has a Simple Minds poster in his room.
1 - During the museum scene the man behind them os standing in the same pose
During the museum scene the man behind them os standing in the same pose

It makes sense that Ferris' mom felt that his forehead was still warm and he was short of breath when she came home from work. Ferris had just ran home from Sloane's house, which would've legitimately elevated his body temperature and left him exhausted.

The pool chair stays on the diving board but also falls into the water behind Cameron (crosspost from r/movies two years ago)

Ferris Bueller's Day Off poster
Ferris Bueller's Day Off poster

Ferris Bueller's Day Off Plot

A high school wise guy is determined to have a day off from school, despite what the Principal thinks of that.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of Ferris Bueller's Day Off. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy
Director John Hughes
Stars Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara, Jeffrey Jones
IMDB score 7.8