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manders_01
02-08-2011, 10:22 PM
Interesting investigation into which game Ferris attended on his day off and as it turns out, which game Matthew Broderick attended while filming.

Ferris' game (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12877)

Matthew's game (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12899)

Fenway
02-08-2011, 10:59 PM
Interesting investigation into which game Ferris attended on his day off and as it turns out, which game Matthew Broderick attended while filming.

Ferris' game (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12877)

Matthew's game (http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=12899)

That clears up a mystery I have had for 25 years as I know it was a Montreal game they filmed - I remember because they introduced the star of Wargames to Wrigley.

TheVulture
02-08-2011, 11:18 PM
I don't know - how do we know the game Ferris attended was the same one they used on the TV in Rooney's scene? I don't think we can close the book on this mystery just yet.

Fenway
02-08-2011, 11:40 PM
I don't know - how do we know the game Ferris attended was the same one they used on the TV in Rooney's scene? I don't think we can close the book on this mystery just yet.

That is explained in the second link...

My guess is they found what they wanted from Harry in the June game and went from there...

DSpivack
02-09-2011, 01:18 AM
I've always loved the wide shot of Wrigley and seeing just how packed Wrigley was that day. :tongue:

Lip Man 1
02-09-2011, 01:23 AM
This is what happens when you haven't won a World Series in over a century.

Things like this suddenly become "important."

Cub fans...gotta love em'

Lip

DSpivack
02-09-2011, 01:26 AM
This is what happens when you haven't won a World Series in over a century.

Things like this suddenly become "important."

Cub fans...gotta love em'

Lip

Important? No, but I thought it an interesting anecdote.

If they were at Comiskey I'd wonder the same thing.

WhiteSox5187
02-09-2011, 02:09 AM
Important? No, but I thought it an interesting anecdote.

If they were at Comiskey I'd wonder the same thing.

John Hughes was a big Sox fan and according to "Sox and the City" he wanted to film at Comiskey Park but the Sox didn't play many games in the day.

Dibbs
02-09-2011, 10:54 AM
And of course the Cubs lost that day...

g0g0
02-09-2011, 11:02 AM
This is what happens when you haven't won a World Series in over a century.

Things like this suddenly become "important."

Cub fans...gotta love em'

Lip

:scratch:

Was this your Cubs bashing quota for the day? How many of these same trivia questions/posts are on here...and before 2005? Lighten up, it's just movie trivia.

Fenway
02-09-2011, 11:20 AM
I've always loved the wide shot of Wrigley and seeing just how packed Wrigley was that day. :tongue:

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1985/B09240CHN1985.htm

Attendance: 6947

White Sox in September of 85 didn't have a weekday afternoon game at home.

OK movie buffs here is an easy one...

What famous movie filmed at this game in 1988?

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1988/B08190BOS1988.htm

OldRomanPizza
02-09-2011, 11:26 AM
And of course the Cubs lost that day...

I thought the Bears ended up winning that game...

eriqjaffe
02-09-2011, 11:26 AM
OK movie buffs here is an easy one...

What famous movie filmed at this game in 1988?

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1988/B08190BOS1988.htmField of Dreams.

Fenway
02-09-2011, 11:38 AM
Field of Dreams.

The famous scene with Moonlight's name appearing on the scoreboard...

It was supposed to have been filmed at Comiskey but in 1988 but the White Sox just for whatever reason did not want to glorify the old park. They had just gotten the stadium bill passed and maybe they didn't want people geting all weepy about the old park.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/locations

So the scene at the gas station where Ray is asking where Terrance lives was on Brighton Ave about a mile from Fenway and the game itself were all done the same day.

Today it is a Hess station but the back wall is still there
http://goo.gl/maps/rPz5

hi im skot
02-09-2011, 12:00 PM
This is what happens when you haven't won a World Series in over a century.

Things like this suddenly become "important."

Cub fans...gotta love em'

Lip

No, but it's fun and interesting.

Of course, fun is completely overrated, especially in sports.

Zisk77
02-09-2011, 12:26 PM
In the movie Red Heat there is a scence frome old comiskey where Gary Redus steals second base. But then again you would have to sit through a movie starring Jim Belushi & The governator.:?:

eriqjaffe
02-09-2011, 12:59 PM
Old Comiskey was featured in the John Candy movie "Only The Lonely".

Fenway
02-09-2011, 01:04 PM
I do honestly believe Ferris helped promote the myth of Wrigley being party central. I know 2 women in Evanston who didn't even know Wrigley existed until that movie came out and now they go all the time - mainly to party and they are 41, so they would have been in the tail end of high school when the movie came out.

I asked one if she wanted to go to a White Sox game and she stuck her nose up at me.

DSpivack
02-09-2011, 01:09 PM
Old Comiskey was featured in the John Candy movie "Only The Lonely".

No game, however, as the park was empty at the time. Good movie, though.

I do honestly believe Ferris helped promote the myth of Wrigley being party central. I know 2 women in Evanston who didn't even know Wrigley existed until that movie came out and now they go all the time - mainly to party and they are 41, so they would have been in the tail end of high school when the movie came out.

I asked one if she wanted to go to a White Sox game and she stuck her nose up at me.

But the park was completely empty that day in September... that's what I've always loved so much about that clip. That said, that scene is among my least favorite in the movie, as who says that [hey batter batter...] at a baseball game?

Fenway
02-09-2011, 01:11 PM
No game, however, as the park was empty at the time. Good movie, though.



But the park was completely empty that day in September... that's what I've always loved so much about that clip. That said, that scene is among my least favorite in the movie, as who says that [hey batter batter...] at a baseball game?

41 year old Kristen from Evanston for one :tongue:

Fenway
02-09-2011, 02:21 PM
This story is getting legs now

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2011/02/09/2011-02-09_ferris_buellers_wrigley_field_adventure_took_pl ace_during_85_cubsbraves_game_say.html


http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/02/10/alg_ferris-bueller.jpg

g0g0
02-09-2011, 02:32 PM
This story is getting legs now

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2011/02/09/2011-02-09_ferris_buellers_wrigley_field_adventure_took_pl ace_during_85_cubsbraves_game_say.html


http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/02/10/alg_ferris-bueller.jpg

It's funny that this has taken off to me. I'm a Cubbies fan and I could care less about the movie including them. The thing I always thought was interesting is that Cameron is wearing a Red Wings sweater. Where is that Hawks gear??

asindc
02-09-2011, 02:32 PM
41 year old Kristen from Evanston for one :tongue:

Did Trixie, er, I mean Kristen tell you about the time she met Chad there?

Fenway
02-09-2011, 02:41 PM
Did Trixie, er, I mean Kristen tell you about the time she met Chad there?

No but she will happily tell you the story about Ronnie 'Woo-Woo' :?:

Ex-Chicagoan
02-09-2011, 04:09 PM
This story is getting legs now

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2011/02/09/2011-02-09_ferris_buellers_wrigley_field_adventure_took_pl ace_during_85_cubsbraves_game_say.html


http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/02/10/alg_ferris-bueller.jpg

Odd that it's just getting legs now. A friend of mine writes for the web site Just One Bad Century, and they solved this two years ago.

samurai_sox
02-09-2011, 08:21 PM
In the movie Red Heat there is a scence frome old comiskey where Gary Redus steals second base. But then again you would have to sit through a movie starring Jim Belushi & The governator.:?:

Nope, that was Ozzie who stole second (even the announcer says "there goes Guillen"). I just saw Red Heat last week on one of the HBO channels and noticed that scene right away.

Zisk77
02-09-2011, 08:42 PM
Nope, that was Ozzie who stole second (even the announcer says "there goes Guillen"). I just saw Red Heat last week on one of the HBO channels and noticed that scene right away.

Maybe Redus is batting? Been along time since I saw that flick.

TomBradley72
02-09-2011, 08:50 PM
In the movie Red Heat there is a scence frome old comiskey where Gary Redus steals second base. But then again you would have to sit through a movie starring Jim Belushi & The governator.:?:

I was at that game- they were running all over the top of the upper deck during the game.

Irishsox1
02-09-2011, 09:12 PM
On the DVD of Ferris with Hughes, he specifically says he's a Sox fan but shot at Wrigley because he needed a day game.

And I agree with Fenway that Ferris aided in the rise of the Cub fan base, especially the out of state "cub fans" that would move to the Chicago after college. They all saw Ferris, watched Harry on WGN and saw the party in the bleachers.

Hitmen77
02-10-2011, 12:31 PM
This story is getting legs now

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2011/02/09/2011-02-09_ferris_buellers_wrigley_field_adventure_took_pl ace_during_85_cubsbraves_game_say.html



Why is this a "news" story? Seriously, it must be a slow news day. I can see people on a site like WSI passing the time tracking down the game, but this is getting legs in the media?:?: So, it was a game in 1985 - who cares?

John Hughes was a big Sox fan and according to "Sox and the City" he wanted to film at Comiskey Park but the Sox didn't play many games in the day.

The famous scene with Moonlight's name appearing on the scoreboard...

It was supposed to have been filmed at Comiskey but in 1988 but the White Sox just for whatever reason did not want to glorify the old park. They had just gotten the stadium bill passed and maybe they didn't want people geting all weepy about the old park.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097351/locations


This was just typical of the Sox in that era. Whether they planned to or not, they never missed a chance to pass up a good PR opportunity. The Cubs were smartly planting themselves in our pop culture and the Sox were staying as invisible as possible.

http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1985/B09240CHN1985.htm

Attendance: 6947



But...but....that MUST be a typo. There is no way in HELL that the Cubs would draw less than 7,000 to a game right on the heels of their 1984 coming out party as America's team. Wrigley Field has been sold out FOREVER!

I think Ranger mentioned this in another thread the other day. The Cubs have indeed been more popular since 1984, but the idea they really didn't have solid season-long sellouts until the 2003 season. Look at the box score for Kerry Wood's 20 K game in 1998 - the attendance was something like 15,000.

Their attendance got a boost later that year when the Sosa HR era got going and then, like I said, it reached its current levels in 2003. I don't think Wrigley is going to see a huge attendance drop off any time soon, but I can see why Ricketts would be worried about maintaining ticket sales. The huge crowds aren't as permanent as people seem to think.

Fenway
02-10-2011, 12:48 PM
This was just typical of the Sox in that era. Whether they planned to or not, they never missed a chance to pass up a good PR opportunity. The Cubs were smartly planting themselves in our pop culture and the Sox were staying as invisible as possible.






Just looking at the shooting schedule of Field of Dreams - Galena, Illinois was used for Chilsom, Minnesota.

You have a farmer in Iowa who is a White Sox fan now driving to Boston instead of Chicago. Terrance Mann could have just as easily been living in Hyde Park or Evanston instead of Boston.

Wrigley wouldn't have worked as it doesn't have a video scoreboard.

The Red Sox in those years were no darlings to work with in PR but they allowed the filming.

TDog
02-10-2011, 02:16 PM
...

You have a farmer in Iowa who is a White Sox fan now driving to Boston instead of Chicago. Terrance Mann could have just as easily been living in Hyde Park or Evanston instead of Boston. ...

I didn't think that was odd at all. In the book, Ray Kinsella drives to New England to kidnap J.D. Salinger. Discussions initiated by Salinger's legal counsel prevented the author from being used in the movie, but I never thought the plot was more unrealistic because Ray drives to Boston. I expected him to drive to New England. Of course, he could have driven to Kansas City or St. Louis or Milwaukee or even the Metrodome if he was going to stay in the middle of the country on his way to Minnesota. Going to see a White Sox game isn't necessarily organic to the story.

OldRomanPizza
02-10-2011, 04:06 PM
The thing I always thought was interesting is that Cameron is wearing a Red Wings sweater. Where is that Hawks gear??

Me too. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted to show that he was different.

Or perhaps it was a gift from his dad who was obsessed with cars...:tongue:

gobears1987
02-10-2011, 05:51 PM
I didn't think that was odd at all. In the book, Ray Kinsella drives to New England to kidnap J.D. Salinger. Discussions initiated by Salinger's legal counsel prevented the author from being used in the movie, but I never thought the plot was more unrealistic because Ray drives to Boston. I expected him to drive to New England. Of course, he could have driven to Kansas City or St. Louis or Milwaukee or even the Metrodome if he was going to stay in the middle of the country on his way to Minnesota. Going to see a White Sox game isn't necessarily organic to the story.


I do feel I have to point this out, but he does go to a Sox game at Comiskey in the book while driving to New England to pick up Salinger.

TDog
02-11-2011, 03:35 AM
I do feel I have to point this out, but he does go to a Sox game at Comiskey in the book while driving to New England to pick up Salinger.

There is nothing strained in the story by going off to Boston to kidnap an iconic writer. The distance (in the case of the book, it was all the way to New Hampshire) is intregal to the story. Having gone to Boston, there is nothing strained about going to a Red Sox game, especially considering how much less committed the movie Ray Kinsella is to the kidnapping. Terence Mann would only go off with Ray Kinsella to see a local team. Of course, Terence Mann, slumming while he was hiding from the world, was fictitious. He could have lived in Tinley Park, although some might have considered that strained.

But as much as I love seeing Old Comiskey celebrated in Only the Lonely or pop up in Pastime, or see the new park as a setting in My Best Friend's Wedding -- and if I ever get a screenplay filmed, I promise it will have a scene at the Cell -- I'm not going to complain about movies that don't go there.

Fenway
02-11-2011, 08:07 AM
I do feel I have to point this out, but he does go to a Sox game at Comiskey in the book while driving to New England to pick up Salinger.

I just remember it was a last minute shooting in Boston has they had to scramble for crew. Spenser For Hire had just been cancelled and a lot of that crew left town looking for anything.

g0g0
02-11-2011, 09:52 AM
Me too. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted to show that he was different.

Or perhaps it was a gift from his dad who was obsessed with cars...:tongue:

Ahhh the Detroit connection! Good thinking! :thumbsup:

manders_01
02-11-2011, 07:48 PM
Me too. The only reason I can think of is that they wanted to show that he was different.

Or perhaps it was a gift from his dad who was obsessed with cars...:tongue:

Ahhh the Detroit connection! Good thinking! :thumbsup:

I always thought it was a "Gordie Howe was a good hockey player so I like him" kinda thing.