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Brat Pack

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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:

The actors most often mentioned as Brat Pack members are:


Other actors could be considered auxiliary members of the Pack: Tom Cruise, Charlie Sheen, James Spader, Robert Downey, Jr., Jennifer Grey, Kevin Bacon, Jami Gertz, Kiefer Sutherland and Matthew Broderick.

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.

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