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(IMDB)   "Ferris Bueller" came out 35 years ago today. He's definitely a fry cook on Venus today   (imdb.com) divider line
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2021-06-11 5:15:50 AM  
Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you
 
2021-06-11 9:10:57 AM  
I was at a bowling tournament in Chicago in Jan '87, Ferris Bueller was all the rage in the entire city during that time. Every bartender had a story about one of the settings, how they came REALLY close to serving Mia Sara a drink once. Chicago had always been a very cool place to visit (especially when compared to Detroit at the time), but this movie somehow made it better. Also, Broderick is the same age as me (well, I'm a week older), we had/have the same build and smart-alec demeanor, so I really dig him in this movie.
 
2021-06-11 9:10:57 AM  

TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you


No offense, but you are so tight, I could shove a lump of coal up your ass and two weeks later a diamond would come out.
 
2021-06-11 9:13:00 AM  

snowybunting: I was at a bowling tournament in Chicago in Jan '87, Ferris Bueller was all the rage in the entire city during that time. Every bartender had a story about one of the settings, how they came REALLY close to serving Mia Sara a drink once. Chicago had always been a very cool place to visit (especially when compared to Detroit at the time), but this movie somehow made it better. Also, Broderick is the same age as me (well, I'm a week older), we had/have the same build and smart-alec demeanor, so I really dig him in this movie.


Chicago is a great city -- as long as you can avoid the accent and the winter.
 
2021-06-11 9:15:20 AM  

bostonguy: Chicago is a great city -- as long as you can avoid the accent and the winter.


Dat guy? over dere? Dis guy gets it.
 
2021-06-11 9:20:32 AM  
What about the real Ferris?
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2021-06-11 9:20:38 AM  

Combustion: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

No offense, but you are so tight, I could shove a lump of coal up your ass and two weeks later a diamond would come out.


How does that affect his carbon footprint?
 
2021-06-11 9:22:35 AM  
Judging by the guy I knew in college who was most like Ferris -- i.e., fundamentally dishonest and manipulative, but still wildly popular -- Bueller would now be living for cheap in a third world country giving massages to tourists and posting anti-vaxx "wellness" nonsense on his Facebook page.

/Don't hate the player, hate the game
 
2021-06-11 9:24:44 AM  

TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you


He was not intoxicated, nor was there any proof of speeding. He did not remember the accident, so there is no way of knowing what caused him to be in the wrong lane.
It sounds like he was charged with a lesser penalty because that was the only charge they could prosecute.
If you're pissed because he was wealthy, and famous, and that might have contributed to a lesser charge; than welcome to earth.
 
2021-06-11 9:26:41 AM  

snowybunting: I was at a bowling tournament in Chicago in Jan '87, Ferris Bueller was all the rage in the entire city during that time. Every bartender had a story about one of the settings, how they came REALLY close to serving Mia Sara a drink once. Chicago had always been a very cool place to visit (especially when compared to Detroit at the time), but this movie somehow made it better. Also, Broderick is the same age as me (well, I'm a week older), we had/have the same build and smart-alec demeanor, so I really dig him in this movie.


There was a time in the 80s when Chicago was THE place to set a movie. From The Blues Brothers and Risky Business to Nothing in Common, About Last Night, all of the John Hughes movies and a bunch of others. And it was a very distinct setting that the movies played up...it wasn't just "generic large city." The filmmakers emphasized the "Chicagoness" of the setting which gave these movies a very specific flavor and character,
 
2021-06-11 9:27:45 AM  

TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you


You're gonna LOVE the Wikipedia page about the guy who played the principal.
 
2021-06-11 9:30:59 AM  

Hawk24: There was a time in the 80s when Chicago was THE place to set a movie.


"But there IS no Shermer in Shermer, Illinoiz!"

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2021-06-11 9:36:26 AM  

Michael J Faux: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

You're gonna LOVE the Wikipedia page about the guy who played the principal.


Well aware of Edward Rooney
 
2021-06-11 9:47:01 AM  

Hawk24: snowybunting: I was at a bowling tournament in Chicago in Jan '87, Ferris Bueller was all the rage in the entire city during that time. Every bartender had a story about one of the settings, how they came REALLY close to serving Mia Sara a drink once. Chicago had always been a very cool place to visit (especially when compared to Detroit at the time), but this movie somehow made it better. Also, Broderick is the same age as me (well, I'm a week older), we had/have the same build and smart-alec demeanor, so I really dig him in this movie.

There was a time in the 80s when Chicago was THE place to set a movie. From The Blues Brothers and Risky Business to Nothing in Common, About Last Night, all of the John Hughes movies and a bunch of others. And it was a very distinct setting that the movies played up...it wasn't just "generic large city." The filmmakers emphasized the "Chicagoness" of the setting which gave these movies a very specific flavor and character,


We were staying with a buddy who lived in Schaumburg at that time, he was going to take us to Winnetka where John Hughes did a lot of his films, but it was too far out of the way for how much alcohol we had consumed, not that we would have fallen asleep (nudge nudge, wink wink). The Northwest suburbs were really cool, the people seemed to be great, and again, coming from the Detroit in the mid-80's, every place just seemed better. Well, the place we were bowling was in Archer-35th area, so that seemed a lot like Detroit.
 
2021-06-11 10:24:19 AM  

Colour_out_of_Space: What about the real Ferris?
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Yeah, I don't know who the brain trust was that said "let's take this wildly popular movie and character and have somebody literally cut him in half with a chainsaw as a giant F-you to the public!"
 
2021-06-11 10:42:23 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

He was not intoxicated, nor was there any proof of speeding. He did not remember the accident, so there is no way of knowing what caused him to be in the wrong lane.
It sounds like he was charged with a lesser penalty because that was the only charge they could prosecute.
If you're pissed because he was wealthy, and famous, and that might have contributed to a lesser charge; than welcome to earth.


When my wife and I went to Ireland for our honeymoon in the late 80's we rented a car. It had (according to an American) wrong side steering, wrong side shift and I'd be driving on the wrong side of the road. I was surprised that the pedals were still clutch>brake>gas. I was sure that they'd be wrong, too.

Pulling out of the rental place were tons of signs reminding you which side of the road to drive on but there were still lots of "black spot" signs designating that these were areas where lots of accidents have occurred. It is easy for non-native drivers to make a turn and go into the wrong lane. Even without alcohol being a factor it can get confusing.
 
2021-06-11 10:46:24 AM  

Hawk24: There was a time in the 80s when Chicago was THE place to set a movie. From The Blues Brothers and Risky Business to Nothing in Common, About Last Night, all of the John Hughes movies and a bunch of others. And it was a very distinct setting that the movies played up...it wasn't just "generic large city." The filmmakers emphasized the "Chicagoness" of the setting which gave these movies a very specific flavor and character,



When so much entertainment is LA- and NY-centric, watching something set in Chicago is a treat.  I remember there seemed to be a similar phenomenon to what you describe when The Dark Knight came out -- it's supposed to be Gotham, but the movie really leans into Chicago's character, and all the better for it.
 
2021-06-11 10:49:05 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: The Dark Knight came out -- it's supposed to be Gotham, but the movie really leans into Chicago's character, and all the better for it.


And the Dark Knight Rises is Pittsburgh which they then CGI to be a harbor town anyway and really don't use any Pittsburgh iconic locations (and big jailbreak fight is on the steps of one of CMU's buildings, I forget which)

I have pictures of the closed street and the batmobile under a tarp, but it's the best I could get
 
2021-06-11 10:59:11 AM  

buntz: Snatch Bandergrip: The Dark Knight came out -- it's supposed to be Gotham, but the movie really leans into Chicago's character, and all the better for it.

And the Dark Knight Rises is Pittsburgh which they then CGI to be a harbor town anyway and really don't use any Pittsburgh iconic locations (and big jailbreak fight is on the steps of one of CMU's buildings, I forget which)

I have pictures of the closed street and the batmobile under a tarp, but it's the best I could get


What a coinkidink, I have some photos of the DKR set when they were shooting in Newark.
 
2021-06-11 11:05:24 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

He was not intoxicated, nor was there any proof of speeding. He did not remember the accident, so there is no way of knowing what caused him to be in the wrong lane.
It sounds like he was charged with a lesser penalty because that was the only charge they could prosecute.
If you're pissed because he was wealthy, and famous, and that might have contributed to a lesser charge; than welcome to earth.


Add to that, he flew back to Ireland specifically to go to the home of the family of the two people killed and apologized. They forgave him as they understood it was just horrible accident.
 
2021-06-11 11:06:24 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

He was not intoxicated, nor was there any proof of speeding. He did not remember the accident, so there is no way of knowing what caused him to be in the wrong lane.
It sounds like he was charged with a lesser penalty because that was the only charge they could prosecute.
If you're pissed because he was wealthy, and famous, and that might have contributed to a lesser charge; than welcome to earth.


Wealth was likely not a factor.  I've seen similar results for the poor.

Sometimes an accident is an accident, and when that happens with a vehicle people can die.  It doesn't become murder simply because the driver is wealthy.
 
2021-06-11 11:13:20 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: What a coinkidink, I have some photos of the DKR set when they were shooting in Newark.


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2021-06-11 11:18:16 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: When so much entertainment is LA- and NY-centric, watching something set in Chicago is a treat.


My kingdom for a good Boston-set movie that does not involve Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck.

(With Honors might be all I can think of.)
 
2021-06-11 11:26:20 AM  

buntz: Snatch Bandergrip: The Dark Knight came out -- it's supposed to be Gotham, but the movie really leans into Chicago's character, and all the better for it.

And the Dark Knight Rises is Pittsburgh which they then CGI to be a harbor town anyway and really don't use any Pittsburgh iconic locations (and big jailbreak fight is on the steps of one of CMU's buildings, I forget which)

I have pictures of the closed street and the batmobile under a tarp, but it's the best I could get


They had some establishing shots of the PPG building and so forth and they used Heinz Field for the football game, including having Hines Ward be the guy who spiked the ball in the endzone and Bill Cowher be the coach (I had an opportunity to go and be part of that Heinz Field filming, but I would've had to cut my vacation short that year, so I didn't.  Not to mention it was in the middle of July and I believe they required coats as if it were a cold football game.)... but yeah, aside from that you'd NEVER know it was Pittsburgh.
 
2021-06-11 11:26:33 AM  

TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you


It's Friday.  Try to have some fun this weekend.
 
2021-06-11 11:29:29 AM  

bostonguy: Snatch Bandergrip: When so much entertainment is LA- and NY-centric, watching something set in Chicago is a treat.

My kingdom for a good Boston-set movie that does not involve Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck.

(With Honors might be all I can think of.)


A Beautiful Mind.  (for part of it, Nash is at MIT).
 
2021-06-11 11:33:07 AM  
How in the holy fark was the headline not some variation on:
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2021-06-11 11:38:58 AM  

Snatch Bandergrip: Hawk24: There was a time in the 80s when Chicago was THE place to set a movie. From The Blues Brothers and Risky Business to Nothing in Common, About Last Night, all of the John Hughes movies and a bunch of others. And it was a very distinct setting that the movies played up...it wasn't just "generic large city." The filmmakers emphasized the "Chicagoness" of the setting which gave these movies a very specific flavor and character,


When so much entertainment is LA- and NY-centric, watching something set in Chicago is a treat.  I remember there seemed to be a similar phenomenon to what you describe when The Dark Knight came out -- it's supposed to be Gotham, but the movie really leans into Chicago's character, and all the better for it.


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i thought this was good.  Sarah Silverman is in it, and it's got that low-key indie movie vibe.
 
2021-06-11 11:43:25 AM  

jake3988: They had some establishing shots of the PPG building and so forth and they used Heinz Field for the football game, including having Hines Ward be the guy who spiked the ball in the endzone and Bill Cowher be the coach (I had an opportunity to go and be part of that Heinz Field filming, but I would've had to cut my vacation short that year, so I didn't.  Not to mention it was in the middle of July and I believe they required coats as if it were a cold football game.)... but yeah, aside from that you'd NEVER know it was Pittsburgh.



Alright, settle down, Mr. Nolan!  I haven't seen the movie in years!  Yikes!
 
2021-06-11 11:46:40 AM  

Combustion: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

No offense, but you are so tight, I could shove a lump of coal up your ass and two weeks later a diamond would come out.


Seriously, why would you straight up shove it.
that's a tad harsh.
wouldn't it be better if you first generously applied lube and then slowly inserted it with a slight twisting motion the deeper you got.
 
2021-06-11 11:57:41 AM  
"Oh, he's very popular Ed.
The sportos, the motorheads, geeks, sluts, bloods, waistoids, dweebies, dickheads
--they all adore him. They think he's a righteous dude."


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2021-06-11 12:11:59 PM  

Combustion: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

No offense, but you are so tight, I could shove a lump of coal up your ass and two weeks later a diamond would come out.


"I'm so nervous you couldn't get a pin up my ass with a jackhammer"
 
2021-06-11 12:24:57 PM  

snowybunting: I was at a bowling tournament in Chicago in Jan '87, Ferris Bueller was all the rage in the entire city during that time. Every bartender had a story about one of the settings, how they came REALLY close to serving Mia Sara a drink once. Chicago had always been a very cool place to visit (especially when compared to Detroit at the time), but this movie somehow made it better. Also, Broderick is the same age as me (well, I'm a week older), we had/have the same build and smart-alec demeanor, so I really dig him in this movie.


This Mia Sara?

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2021-06-11 12:27:21 PM  
Ferris Bueller came out? Good for him. 🏳🌈

Does this mean Sloane is available?

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2021-06-11 12:51:40 PM  

LesserEvil: Ferris Bueller came out? Good for him. 🏳🌈

Does this mean Sloane is available?


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She's married.
 
2021-06-11 12:55:42 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: LesserEvil: Ferris Bueller came out? Good for him. 🏳🌈

Does this mean Sloane is available?

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She's married.


Happily?
 
2021-06-11 1:42:49 PM  

bostonguy: Snatch Bandergrip: When so much entertainment is LA- and NY-centric, watching something set in Chicago is a treat.

My kingdom for a good Boston-set movie that does not involve Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck.

(With Honors might be all I can think of.)


Stick with the classics.

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And for something more contemporary:
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2021-06-11 2:57:37 PM  
I thought Ferris came out in 1988?

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2021-06-11 3:41:31 PM  

TuckFrump: Michael J Faux: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

You're gonna LOVE the Wikipedia page about the guy who played the principal.

Well aware of Edward Rooney


Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-06-11 3:46:32 PM  

jimpapa: Combustion: TuckFrump: Also Broderick killed 2 people in a car crash, when he was driving the wrong way, and yet managed to only get a $175 fine

fark you

No offense, but you are so tight, I could shove a lump of coal up your ass and two weeks later a diamond would come out.

Seriously, why would you straight up shove it.
that's a tad harsh.
wouldn't it be better if you first generously applied lube and then slowly inserted it with a slight twisting motion the deeper you got.


You completely up and missed the Ferris Beuller's Day Off line reference.
 
2021-06-11 4:14:41 PM  

LesserEvil: Ferris Bueller came out? Good for him. 🏳🌈

Does this mean Sloane is available?

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This chick's gotta be from New Jersey. I'm not checking.
 
2021-06-11 4:28:57 PM  

bostonguy: Snatch Bandergrip: When so much entertainment is LA- and NY-centric, watching something set in Chicago is a treat.

My kingdom for a good Boston-set movie that does not involve Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck.

(With Honors might be all I can think of.)


Friends of Eddie Coyle
Thomas Crown Affair
Last Stop Wonderland (cheesy, but I like it.)
 
2021-06-11 4:59:53 PM  

Hawk24: There was a time in the 80s when Chicago was THE place to set a movie. From The Blues Brothers and Risky Business to Nothing in Common, About Last Night, all of the John Hughes movies and a bunch of others. And it was a very distinct setting that the movies played up...it wasn't just "generic large city." The filmmakers emphasized the "Chicagoness" of the setting which gave these movies a very specific flavor and character,


There were ao many classic and iconic movies filmed in Chicago. You know which movie wasn't filmed in Chicago?

Chicago.
 
2021-06-11 5:11:25 PM  

bostonguy: Snatch Bandergrip: When so much entertainment is LA- and NY-centric, watching something set in Chicago is a treat.

My kingdom for a good Boston-set movie that does not involve Mark Wahlberg, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck.

(With Honors might be all I can think of.)


There's a whole wing in Logan airport with movie posters of movies set in Boston. It goes on for a hundred yards.
 
2021-06-11 6:00:54 PM  

snowybunting: coming from the Detroit in the mid-80's, every place just seemed better. Well, the place we were bowling was in Archer-35th area, so that seemed a lot like Detroit.



This is a Ferris Bueller Thread, not a Rip On Detroit Thread.
https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/the-100-​t​oughest-athletes-ever--331014641345337​214/
 
2021-06-11 6:21:05 PM  

snowybunting: I was at a bowling tournament in Chicago in Jan '87, Ferris Bueller was all the rage in the entire city during that time. Every bartender had a story about one of the settings, how they came REALLY close to serving Mia Sara a drink once. Chicago had always been a very cool place to visit (especially when compared to Detroit at the time), but this movie somehow made it better. Also, Broderick is the same age as me (well, I'm a week older), we had/have the same build and smart-alec demeanor, so I really dig him in this movie.


I'm pretty sure lots of us came to Mia Sara.
 
2021-06-11 6:51:28 PM  

buntz: Snatch Bandergrip: The Dark Knight came out -- it's supposed to be Gotham, but the movie really leans into Chicago's character, and all the better for it.

And the Dark Knight Rises is Pittsburgh which they then CGI to be a harbor town anyway and really don't use any Pittsburgh iconic locations (and big jailbreak fight is on the steps of one of CMU's buildings, I forget which)

I have pictures of the closed street and the batmobile under a tarp, but it's the best I could get


Somewhere I have pics of 3 of the bat mobiles and a bunch of gotham police cars when I was riding through CMU
 
2021-06-11 7:04:45 PM  

God--: buntz: Snatch Bandergrip: The Dark Knight came out -- it's supposed to be Gotham, but the movie really leans into Chicago's character, and all the better for it.

And the Dark Knight Rises is Pittsburgh which they then CGI to be a harbor town anyway and really don't use any Pittsburgh iconic locations (and big jailbreak fight is on the steps of one of CMU's buildings, I forget which)

I have pictures of the closed street and the batmobile under a tarp, but it's the best I could get

Somewhere I have pics of 3 of the bat mobiles and a bunch of gotham police cars when I was riding through CMU


I forgot you were from Pittsburgh.  I know we met at a Fark party 100 years ago
 
2021-06-11 9:09:20 PM  
jake3988:... but yeah, aside from that you'd NEVER know it was Pittsburgh.

I started laughing during the chase scene at the climax of the film, because they turned the same corner four or five times.
Then they punched through the pavement to some sort of underpass level that I swear is in L.A.

It wasn't all bad, though - Warner Brothers had a promotional event near Heinz Field when the DVD of TDKR was released. They had all of the Batmobiles on display, from Batman '66 to TDKR, for people like me to take several hundred pictures of.
Here are some snaps of the Tumblers:

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2021-06-11 10:53:55 PM  
Like Indiana Jones, Ed Rooney and Jeanie had no real purpose in this movie.

Just sayin.
 
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