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Encyclopedia > Brat Pack (movies)

The "Brat Pack" is a group of young actors and actresses who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented films in the 1980s and as well as socializing together off the set. The name "Brat Pack" was popularized in a 1985 New York Magazine cover story by David Blum (10 June 1985, pp. 40-47). The term is a play on the Rat Pack from the 1960s, and has since been recycled as the Frat Pack. This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... David Blum is the editor-in-chief of The Village Voice. ... June 10 is the 161st day of the year (162nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from January 1, 1960 to December 31, 1969, inclusive. ... The Frat Pack is an unofficial 1990s-2000s era nickname given to a group of male Hollywood actors, who have appeared together in many movies since the mid 1990s. ...

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Actors

The people most commonly included in the Brat Pack are:

Emilio Estévez (born May 12, 1962 in New York, New York) is an American actor, director and writer. ... Michael Anthony Thomas Charles Hall (born April 14, 1968), known professionally as Anthony Michael Hall, is an American actor, producer and director who achieved stardom in several successful teen-oriented films of the 1980s. ... Robert Hepler Lowe (born March 17, 1964) is an American actor. ... Andrew McCarthy (born November 29, 1962) is an American actor who appeared in several films during the 1980s. ... Demi Moore (born Demetria Gene Guynes on November 11, 1962 in Roswell, New Mexico) is an American actress. ... Judd Nelson as John Bender in The Breakfast Club Judd Asher Nelson (born November 28, 1959 in Portland, Maine) is an American actor and writer. ... Molly Ringwald (born February 18, 1968) is an American actress, singer, and dancer. ... Alexandra Elizabeth Ally Sheedy (born June 13, 1962) is an American screen and stage actress, possibly best known for her roles in the Brat Pack films The Breakfast Club and St. ... Alan Ruck (born July 1, 1956 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American stage, television and film actor. ... Matthew Broderick (born March 21, 1962) is a Tony Award winning American film and stage actor who is perhaps best known for his role as the title character in Ferris Buellers Day Off. ... Tom Cruise (born Thomas Cruise Mapother IV on July 3, 1962) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe Award-winning American actor and film producer. ... Ralph George Macchio (born November 4, 1961) is an Italian American actor. ... William Billy Zabka (born on October 20, 1965, in New York City, New York) is an American actor. ... James Todd Spader (born February 7, 1960 in Boston, Massachusetts) is an American 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 Secretary. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... Patrick Wayne Swayze (born August 18, 1952) is an American dancer, actor, singer and songwriter. ... Jennifer Grey (born March 26, 1960, in New York City) is an American actress. ... Robert John Downey Jr. ...

Films

The films that are most frequently cited Brat Pack films are:

Other films that have also been cited as Brat Pack films: This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... The Breakfast Club is a 1985 teen film widely considered as the definitive work in the genre. ... St. ... Pretty in Pink is a popular 1986 film about teenage love and social cliques in 1980s American high school. ...

Class is a 1983 American movie that was directed by Lewis Carlino. ... The Outsiders is a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by S. E. Hinton, and was made in 1983 by Francis Ford Coppola. ... The Karate Kid is a 1984 John G. Avildsen film starring Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita. ... Red Dawn is a 1984 film by John Milius about an invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union, and the resulting guerrilla actions of a group of American high school students in the fictional town of Calumet, Colorado. ... This article or section needs copy editing for grammar, style, cohesion, tone and/or spelling. ... Heaven Help Us (also known as Catholic Boys) is a 1985 comedy-drama film starring Andrew McCarthy, Mary Stuart Masterson, Kevin Dillon, Donald Sutherland, Stephen Geoffreys John Heard, and Patrick Dempsey. ... DVD case cover for Just One of the Guys Just One of the Guys is a 1985 comedy film, directed by Lisa Gottlieb. ... Weird Science (1985) is a popular 1980s teen film written and directed by John Hughes. ... The Karate Kid, Part II (1986) is a Hollywood adventure-drama movie and is a sequel to The Karate Kid. ... A crossroads (the word rarely appears in singular) is another word for road junction, where two or more roads meet (there are three or more arms). ... About Last Night is a 95-minute English-language film released in 1986. ... Ferris Buellers Day Off is a 1986 comedy film written and directed by John Hughes. ... Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and is the second part of the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Back to School is a 1986 movie starring Rodney Dangerfield, Keith Gordon, Sally Kellerman, Burt Young, William Zabka, Sam Kinison, and Robert Downey, Jr. ... Less Than Zero is a 1987 film based on the novel of the same name by Bret Easton Ellis. ...

Directors

Frequent directors of Brat Pack films were:

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Joel Schumacher (born August 29, 1939) is an American film director, writer, and producer. ...

See also

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... The Frat Pack is an unofficial 1990s-2000s era nickname given to a group of male Hollywood actors, who have appeared together in many movies since the mid 1990s. ... The Wack Pack is the name given to a wide assortment of regular guests of the Howard Stern Show. ... For other meanings, see typecasting. ...

References

  • Greetings to the Class of '86, Time Magazine article by John Skow (May 26, 1986)

External links

  • http://www.thebratpacksite.com

 
 

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