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TV Diary: Test your knowledge of the Brat Pack

Monday, September 2, 2013 - 7:33 am

If you want to catch a glimpse into the lives of 1980s teenagers/young adults, or merely travel down memory lane, you’ll want to see “The Breakfast Club,” which airs at 7 p.m. today on ABC Family.

John Hughes’ 1985 film highlights the lives of five high school students who must serve a Saturday detention and learn a lot about themselves in the time spent with each other.

The five actors – Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy – also are known as part of the original The Brat Pack, a term created to describe young actors and actresses who became famous during the mid-1980s.

What do you remember about The Brat Pack?

1. The Brat Pack also included the actors of another 1985 film. Name it.

2. Who directed the film in Question 1?

3. Can you name the three additional members not mentioned above?

4. The term was first mentioned in the cover story in which magazine? By whom?

5. That cover story actually was supposed to be a feature story about one of the actors when it changed focus on the group of stars. Which actor?

6. Which “Breakfast Club” character did not actually have detention but showed up anyway?


Answers: 1. “St. Elmo’s Fire.” 2. Joel Schumacher. 3. Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and Demi Moore. 4. New York Magazine article by David Blum. 5. Estevez. 6. Allison (portrayed by Ally Sheedy).