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Brat Packers: Emilio Estevez & Rob Lowe

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Emilio Estevez

Emilio Estevez; born May 12, 1962 is an American actor, director, and writer. He is the brother of actor Charlie Sheen and the son of actor Martin Sheen. Estevez started his career as an actor and is well known for being a member of the acting Brat Pack of the 1980s, starring in The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo’s Fire, and acting in the 1983 hit movie The Outsiders. He is also known for Repo Man, The Mighty Ducks and its sequels, Stakeout and Another Stakeout, Maximum Overdrive, Bobby (which he also wrote and directed), and his performances in Western films such as Young Guns and its sequel.

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Rob Lowe

Robert Hepler Lowe; born March 17, 1964) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is the recipient of two Screen Actors Guild Awards and has been nominated for six Golden Globes Awards and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Lowe made his acting debut at the age of 15 with ABC’s short-lived sitcom A New Kind of Family (1979–1980). Following numerous television roles in the early 1980s, he came to prominence as a teen idol and member of the Brat Pack with roles in films like The Outsiders (1983), Class (1983), The Hotel New Hampshire (1984), Oxford Blues (1984), St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), About Last Night… (1986), and Square Dance (1987). The success of these films established him as a Hollywood star.

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Following on from Theme Times – The Brat Packers!! here is our first joint feature episode of two of the Brat Pack Emilio and Rob…. the top 7 films of theirs. However let’s just get these two out of the way ….

The Breakfast Club – 1985

St. Elmo’s Fire – 1985

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Young Guns – 1988

John Tunstall (Terence Stamp), a distinguished British gentleman, employs downtrodden youths to tend his herd on the New Mexican frontier. When Tunstall is gunned down by the crooked Lawrence G. Murphy (Jack Palance), a ragtag group of cow hands — including Doc Scurlock (Kiefer Sutherland), Richard Brewer (Charlie Sheen) and young William “Billy the Kid” Bonney (Emilio Estevez) — ride forth in search of bloody vengeance for the death of their beloved mentor.

Rated X – 2000

When film student Jim Mitchell (Emilio Estevez) is scolded for making films that dwell too much on female anatomy, he doesn’t take the hint, but instead starts making pornographic films professionally. He ropes in his younger brother, Artie (Charlie Sheen), and together they open a very successful studio. Amid constant partying and mountains of cocaine, they manage to make one of the most successful porn films of all time before their personal demons get the better of them.

The Outsiders – 1983

A teen gang in rural Oklahoma, the Greasers are perpetually at odds with the Socials, a rival group. When Greasers Ponyboy (C. Thomas Howell) and Johnny (Ralph Macchio) get into a brawl that ends in the death of a Social member, the boys are forced to go into hiding. Soon Ponyboy and Johnny, along with the intense Dallas (Matt Dillon) and their other Greaser buddies, must contend with the consequences of their violent lives. While some Greasers try to achieve redemption, others meet tragic ends.

Bobby – 2006

A routine day in the lives of a group of people, assembled at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, becomes extraordinary in the wake of the US Senator Robert F. Kennedy’s assassination there.

The War at Home – 1996

After serving in Vietnam, during which he committed acts that still haunt him deeply, Jeremy Collier (Emilio Estevez) lives at home with his parents. As Thanksgiving approaches, both his mother, Maurine (Kathy Bates), and his father, Bob (Martin Sheen), are dismissive of Jeremy’s odd behavior and want him to return to the way he was. Karen (Kimberly Williams), his sister, becomes convinced that Jeremy needs help, but it may be too late as he threatens to release his pent-up rage at dinner.

The Way – 2010

An American father travels to France to retrieve the body of his estranged son, who died while attempting the pilgrimage to Spain’s Santiago de Compostela. He resolves to take the journey himself, in an effort to understand both himself and his son.

The Mighty Ducks – 1992

Gordon reminisces the day he lost a crucial game for his team, but life gives him a second chance to redeem himself and find new glory, only this time as a coach of a weak hockey team.

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Wayne’s World – 1992

Wayne and Garth own a public access TV show and cannot believe their luck when a local station decides to hire them. Soon, they find out that their show is no longer the same.

Holiday in the Wild – 2019

After her husband ends their marriage, Kate embarks on a solo second honeymoon in Africa. There, she and Derek, a pilot, rescue a baby elephant. While nursing the elephant back to health, Kate discovers how much she loves her new surroundings.

Youngblood – 1986

Dean Youngblood (Rob Lowe) is an exceptionally skilled young ice hockey player trying to make a name in the Canadian Junior Hockey circuit and impress scouts from the National Hockey League. However, he becomes bullied by goon Carl Racki (George Finn), a dirty player who has injured Dean’s teammate and friend, Derek (Patrick Swayze). After Dean returns to his childhood home deflated, his father (Eric Nesterenko) tries to toughen up the hockey prodigy for a rematch with Racki.

Thank You For Smoking – 2005

Nick Naylor, a lobbyist for the cigarette business, struggles to explain the nature of his work to his 12-year-old son while trying to be a role model to him.

The Invention of Lying – 2009

In a world where lying doesn’t exist, failing script editor Mark Bellison suddenly develops the ability to bend the truth. Spinning tall tales to get out of trouble and into girls’ pants, his unique ability proves invaluable as the painfully truthful townspeople believe every porkie-pie he utters.

The Sex Tape – 2014

When Annie (Cameron Diaz) and Jay (Jason Segel) first meet, they have an instant and intense romantic connection. However, 10 years and two children later, the flames of passion have dimmed to dull embers. To bring back the spark, the couple decide to record themselves trying out every position in “The Joy of Sex,” which seems like a great idea at the time — until they discover that their private recording has gone public via the Internet.

I Melt With You – 2011

Four college pals reminisce about their glory days during a sex-and-drug-fueled retreat, but events take a dark turn when they are faced with a secret from the past.

So there we go folks, the first two Brat Packers, Emilio Estevez and Rob Lowe – fans or not?

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