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Ferris Bueller's Day Off Scene 15

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Scene 15

Scene 15

Frye's House of Flying Ferraris

  • Jeanie's at the police station, sharing a couch with a bleary-eyed boy who asks her if she's in for drugs. He's in for drugs. He's also pretty cute. She says she doesn't know why she's there, and he criticizes her for wearing too much eye makeup. Worst first date ever.
  • If this junkie giving Jeanie makeup tips looks familiar, that's because it's Charlie Sheen in one of his first film roles. Clearly, he was already #winning at a young age.
  • Jeanie tells the junkie that she hates her brother because he can skip school when everybody else has to go. The junkie tells Jeanie she should worry more about herself and less about her brother. Then he tells her he knows someone she should talk to: Ferris Bueller. Seriously? Ugh.
  • Ferris, Cameron, and Sloane are back in Cameron's dad's garage. They try to take the miles off of the car by driving it in reverse. It's going about as well as you'd expect. They have the back end of the car propped up on a bumper jack so the wheels can turn, the car's in reverse, and they've placed a cinder block on the gas pedal.
  • Cameron tells Ferris and Sloane that the whole time he was acting catatonic he was basically meditating on his life, and he realized that he's tired of being afraid all the time. It's ridiculous. Also? Because of that epiphany, this is the best day of his life. Way to go, Cam.
  • Sloane asks Cameron if he watched her change out her clothes by the Jacuzzi. He doesn't say anything, but he totally did. Then he conveniently goes to check on the car.
  • Cameron calls Ferris over—the miles aren't coming off. Oh, snap. Ferris says it's time for Plan B: cracking the odometer open and rolling the tape back by hand. Because that's easy.
  • Incidentally, the miles would come off by driving a 1961 Ferrari in reverse. The system that prevents it wasn't invented until the '70s.
  • Cameron tells him to forget it; Cameron needs to take a stand and not let his dad push him around anymore. Then he starts kicking the car and yelling at his dad. He dents the front bumper, and he's happy about it—it means his dad will have to deal with him and what he did.
  • Then he starts to take a knee on the car, and as soon as he puts weight on the hood, the bumper jack falls over and the Ferrari takes off. It busts through the back window of the garage, crashing into the woods below. Sorry, Cam. We're pretty sure your dad's not going to care about the dent in the bumper anymore.
  • The kids gaze after the car in shock. Ferris and Sloane go to the edge of the garage and peer down into the brush. Cameron asks what he did, and Ferris tells him he killed the car. Cameron joins his friends to survey the damage.
  • Ferris says he'll take the heat for it. Cameron says he'll take it, though; in fact, he wants it. He could've stopped Ferris from taking the car, and—as the happy music swells—Cameron says he'll just have to have a little talk with his pops when gets home. Then he smiles. Aw, Shmooper, it looks like our little "Sergeant Peterson" is growing up.

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