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The "Brat Pack" was a group of young actors and actresses that became famous in the 1980s and frequently appeared in films together. The name "Brat Pack" came from a 1985 cover story in New York magazine by David Blum (June 10, 1985, pp. 40-47). The term is a play on the Rat Pack. Popular films that featured members of the "Brat Pack" include: // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... 1985 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... From left: Peter Lawford, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. ...

The actors most often mentioned as Brat Pack members are: About Last Night is an EP by New Buffalo, released on September 10th, 2001. ... The Breakfast Club DVD The Breakfast Club (1985) is a quintessential 1980s film written and directed by John Hughes in which a group of teenagers representing different cliques in high school spend a Saturday morning in detention together and come to realize that they are all deeper than their respective... For the comic book characters, see Outsiders (comics). ... Pretty in Pink is a 1986 film about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s American high school. ... Sixteen Candles is a 1984 coming-of-age film starring Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, and Michael Schoeffling. ... St. ... A pseudoscience is any body of knowledge purported to be scientific or supported by science but which fails to comply with the scientific method. ... Young Guns is a 1988 film featuring Emilio Estevez, Kiefer Sutherland, Lou Diamond Phillips, Charlie Sheen, Dermot Mulroney and Casey Siemaszko. ...


Other actors could be considered auxiliary members of the Pack: Tom Cruise, C. Thomas Howell, Patrick Swayze, Matt Dillon, Diane Lane, Melissa Gilbert, Charlie Sheen, James Spader, Robert Downey, Jr., Jennifer Grey, Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland and Matthew Broderick. Emilio Estevez early in his career. ... Anthony Michael Hall Anthony Michael Hall (born in Boston, Massachusetts April 14, 1968) is a US movie actor who became famous playing a nerd in several successful, teenage Brat Pack films of the 1980s. ... Rob Lowe (2003) Rob Lowe (born March 17, 1964 in Charlottesville, Virginia, USA) is an American actor who was a member of the Brat Pack. ... Andrew McCarthy (born November 29, American actor who appeared in several films during the 1980s. ... Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959) is an actor/writer born in Portland, Maine. ... Molly Ringwald in 1986 Molly Ringwald (born February 18, 1968 in Roseville, California) is a red-haired American actress who first became famous and popular with teenagers in the 1984 movie Sixteen Candles. ... Alexandra Elizabeth Sheedy (born June 13, 1962 in New York City), is an American screen and stage actress, possibly best known for her roles in the Brat Pack films The Breakfast Club and St. ... Demi Moore Demi Moore (born Demetria Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress with a trademark husky voice. ... Mare Winningham (born May 16, 1959 in Phoenix, Arizona, USA) is an American film and television actress. ... Tom Cruise as seen on a poster for the 2001 film Vanilla Sky Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV July 3, 1962 in Syracuse, New York, USA) is an American actor and producer who has starred in a number of top-grossing movies. ... C. Thomas Howell (born December 7, 1966 in Los Angeles, California, USA) is an actor. ... Patrick Wayne Swayze, (born 18 August 1952), is a dancer, actor and singer, memorable for his roles in the films Dirty Dancing (1987), Ghost (1990), Black Dog (1998), and Donnie Darko (2001). ... Matt Dillon (born February 18, 1964) is an actor, originally from New Rochelle, New York, United States. ... Diane Lane circa 2005. ... Melissa Ellen Gilbert (born May 8, 1964 in Los Angeles, California) is an American actress. ... Charlie Sheen Charlie Sheen with Julie Strain , January 1993 Carlos Irwin Estevez, whose stage name is Charlie Sheen, (born September 3, 1965) is an American actor. ... James Spader as Dr. Daniel Jackson in Stargate James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an actor best known for his eccentric roles in movies such as Sex, Lies, and Videotape (for which he won the Best Actor award at the Cannes Film Festival), Stargate, and... Robert Downey Jr. ... Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960) is an American actress. ... Kevin Bacon Kevin Bacon (born July 8, 1958 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American film actor who has starred in Stir of Echoes, Wild Things, JFK, and Apollo 13, among others. ... Jami Gertz (Born: October 28, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress. ... Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer William Frederick Dempsey George Rufus Sutherland (born December 21, 1966) is a Canadian television and film actor. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is an American film and stage actor who is perhaps most widely known for his role as the protagonist in Ferris Buellers Day Off although the most successful film where he has a starring role is The Lion King. ...


The name "Literary Brat Pack" was given to a trio of up and coming, young, and mediagenic authors in the 1980s: Jay McInerney, Bret Easton Ellis, and Tama Janowitz. While their books did not have much in common, they were seen by the public as closely related because of the way they were typical 80s celebrities, making videos on MTV, partying with models, and so on. // Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 60s and 70s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... Jay McInerney (born 1955) is a writer. ... Bret Easton Ellis Bret Easton Ellis (born March 7, 1964 in Los Angeles,California) is an American author. ... Tama Janowitz (born April 12, 1957) is a U.S. novelist and short story writer. ... ‹The template below has been proposed for deletion. ...


There is a song entitled "Brat Pack" by The Rocket Summer The Rocket Summer is an alternative rock band from Grapevine, Texas, comprising one man: Bryce Avary. ...


External link

  • http://www.thebratpacksite.com


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The Brat Pack - News and information on the 80s actors, The Brat Pack (315 words)
The Brat Pack consisted of eight actors, Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy.
The Brat Pack Forum is a friendly online community where you can discuss The Brat Pack, related actors and 80's movies among other things.
It's also a handy place to get your Brat Pack or 80's related questions answered.
PH-Brat Pack (1388 words)
Brat Pack members are high school or college students aged 15 to 19 who are involved in sports, drama, debate, music, or other club activities.
Pack Directors prepare a written report on each meeting accompanied by tapes (or edited segments), tabulated score sheets, scans of rough ideas, etc. The reports are distributed via secure email or other means to top management and store managers in all markets for their prompt evaluation and feedback.
Brat Packs are a low-cost way to keep tabs on what appeals to teens, children, and to some extent parents in local markets as well as tourist feeder-markets.
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