In the movie, the Ferrari 250 GT symbolizes Ferris and Cameron’s ticket to freedom and holds a significant role in Cameron’s relationship with his father. Cameron is desperate for his father’s attention and will do anything to get it, even if it means wrecking the car.
Completely destroying a 250 GT was out of the question (regardless of how much the movie was predicted to earn), so a number of replicas were used for the harsh scenes, and the real car was used only for the closeups.
The Real Cameron Frye
Ferris Bueller may be just a fictional regular American boy, however, not all characters are pure imagination. Cameron Frye played by Alan Ruck is based on a real person who was John Hughes's friend during their school years.
Hughes said in one interview that the friend (he never mentioned his name) was ten times worse than Cameron Frye, being a complete hypochondriac, always sick, and always feeling like something's wrong.
The Middle Child
We've all been there. Our sibling gets away with practically anything while we can't even think of skipping school let alone execute it. In the movie, Jennifer Grey plays Ferris's younger sister making Ferris the big brother no younger sibling wants.
In the original script, Ferris was supposed to have two younger siblings, making Jeanie the miserable middle child. We actually think the middle child characteristics would have suited Jeanie just perfectly being the angry little brat she is.
Back to School
The same week 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' came out, the movie 'Back to School' came out too. During the first few days, the latter performed better, but eventually, Ferris took the show. Not only do these two movies share the same release date but the two also feature the Beatles 'Twist & Shout'.
The main difference was that 'Back to School' used a cover while Hughes used a real Beatle version. Got to stick to the origins!
Ferris Bueller's Playlist
The movie is full of great music hits, however, a soundtrack for the movie was never released. Hughes agreed that each and every song used in the movie was a masterpiece (and he was a huge music fan) but felt that there was no flow and that the songs weren't really connected to one another in any way.
Luckily enough, these days we have Spotify and are able to create our own Ferris Bueller playlist.