The Brat Pack Site is all about Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. This group of actors had a huge amount of success and fame in the 80’s and became known as The Brat Pack!
I created this website in the December of 2003 after stumbling across St Elmos Fire on Sky Movies one evening. After watching that movie, I was browsing the web for information on the Brat Pack and there was a real lack of it. That’s when The Brat Pack Site was born.
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 nickname the Rat Pack who were a group of actors from the 1960’s that included Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra.
In the Summer of 2004, VH1 contacted me about a programme they wanted to make about The Brat Pack. Prior to my site being online, there was always and still is a lot of debate about which actors should be a part of The Brat Pack. VH1 based their Fabulous Life Of The Brat Pack show on the eight actors I feature on this site and I was heavily involved throught the development and production process.
I’m constantly adding news and information about the Brat Pack, and I’m always happy to accept contributions, questions and comments.
This site is operated and maintained by Jamie Currie, who is solely responsible for its content. This site has not been, and is not, authorised by any of the Actors that are a part of ‘The Brat Pack’. Please direct any comments or concerns about the material posted at this site accordingly. By visiting this site and viewing its contents, you acknowledge that neither Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, nor anyone authorised to act on their behalf, endorses, sponsors or is affiliated with this site.
Where’s Robert Downey? He was in several of these ’80’s movies. A&E Biography is showing “The Brat Pack” right now. Cool site.
Downey Jr will be with the Possibly Pack shortly, glad you like the site 🙂
Lovin’ your website. Much needed. Well done.
Rogers Cadenhead says
Although I respect your stature as the web’s preeminent Brat Pack scholar, I must protest your use of the Wikipedia standard to define membership in the group. I’ve written an entry on my blog that establishes what I hope will become the grand unifying theory of Brat Pack membership: “People who starred in at least two films with a lead actor from Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire, Less Than Zero, Pretty in Pink, Hail Caesar, Sixteen Candles or Class, were were younger than 30 at the time, and whose film establishing membership did not star two siblings with less than two otherwise eligible members.”
This would move Downey and Cusack from “possibly pack” to “all the way pack.”
Judd Nelson forever!
The wiki entry was actually copied from my site a number of years ago, many tv shows and other sites did the same when there was a lot of interest in the Brat Pack about 4 or so years ago now.
Your definition has given me a headache trying to understand to be honest but I think I got there in the end and it makes sense.
Great article by the way and thanks for your feedback.