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Old 04.20.2007, 01:05 AM   #1
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Am I the only person who was not aware that the garage attendent in Ferris Bueller's Day Off was, in fact, former SY drummer Richard Edson?

 


I discovered this yesterday when I happened to flip past Ferris Bueller's Day Off on tv. They had little trivia captions popping up on the screen and one of them read something like, "The garage attendent was played by Richard Edson, who before going into acting was the drummer for influential post-punk outfit, Sonic Youth." I was so stunned. I've seen that movie like 800 times and never realized that was him.

I guess he's done a bunch of films. He was even in Platoon.
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Old 04.20.2007, 01:14 AM   #2
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Old 04.20.2007, 03:04 AM   #3
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Old 04.20.2007, 03:13 AM   #4
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I'm kinda impressed they even mentioned that nugget of trivia in the movie.
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Old 04.20.2007, 04:41 AM   #5
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Old 04.20.2007, 07:36 AM   #6
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as the janitor and squid keeper. whos in love with the same math teacher as big pete.


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Old 04.20.2007, 09:42 AM   #8
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Old 04.20.2007, 10:14 AM   #9
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Perhaps we were watching the same channel last night, because I saw the same trivia bit on TV. It wasn't news to me, but I did think it was weird they even thought to mention it.

Oh and Platoon is just fantastic.
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Am I the only person who was not aware that the garage attendent in Ferris Bueller's Day Off was, in fact, former SY drummer Richard Edson?

yes

he's also most conspicuously in Stranger than Paradise where he doesn't have a bit role but is along for the whole movie. note:



 





 






 


that's a wonderful film if you haven't seen it check it out

http://www.greencine.com/webCatalog?...+than+paradise
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Old 04.20.2007, 10:51 AM   #11
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One of my favourite movies of all time, that one.
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Old 04.22.2007, 02:10 AM   #12
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Am I the only person who was not aware that the garage attendent in Ferris Bueller's Day Off was, in fact, former SY drummer Richard Edson?


 


I discovered this yesterday when I happened to flip past Ferris Bueller's Day Off on tv. They had little trivia captions popping up on the screen and one of them read something like, "The garage attendent was played by Richard Edson, who before going into acting was the drummer for influential post-punk outfit, Sonic Youth." I was so stunned. I've seen that movie like 800 times and never realized that was him.

I guess he's done a bunch of films. He was even in Platoon.
You can check it out here > http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0002057/

No shit. He's been in a bunch of movies for many years. As soon as he left SY, he became a prolific minor character in many movies during the 80's and early 90's.
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Old 04.22.2007, 02:11 AM   #13
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And he was also in Jury Duty, hehe.
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Old 04.22.2007, 01:49 PM   #14
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He's also in the REM video 'Bittersweet Me'.
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Old 04.22.2007, 02:31 PM   #15
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Old 04.22.2007, 02:44 PM   #16
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I was watching AMC channel just today because there was this new documentary series premiering called "movies that shook the world" and the first on the series is 2001: A Space Odyssey. It's only a half-hour, but it's very good.
During the program, one ofthe commerical breaks advertised for Ferris Bueller's Day Off being shown tonight on AMC and the little bumper had the scene with Sheen and Grey in the police station with the accompanying trivia that "Sheen stayed up for 48 hours to achieve this look." And then, it flips to a shot of Edson's hair in the breeze in the Ferrari (posted by Pax Americana, top of last page) and the blurb comes "he was the original drummer for Sonic Youth."
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Old 04.22.2007, 04:18 PM   #17
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Old 04.22.2007, 08:14 PM   #18
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I just saw Ferris Bueller's Day Off today with the DVD notes at the bottom of the screen. I had no idea Richard Edson was the parking attendant until now. I was going to create a thread but apparently this is old news...
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Old 04.23.2007, 09:37 AM   #19
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