Theme Times – The Brat Packer’s #4

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Brat Packers: Demi Moore and Andrew McCarthy


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Demi Moore

Demi Gene Guynes (born November 11, 1962), professionally known as Demi Moore is an American actress and film producer. After making her film debut in 1981, she appeared on the soap opera General Hospital and subsequently gained recognition as a member of the Brat Pack with roles in Blame It on Rio (1984), St. Elmo’s Fire (1985), and About Last Night… (1986). Her starring role in Ghost (1990), the highest-grossing film of that year, earned her a Golden Globe nomination. She had further box-office success in the early 1990s, with the films A Few Good Men (1992), Indecent Proposal (1993), and Disclosure (1994).

In 1996, Moore became the highest-paid actress in film history when she received a then-unprecedented US$12.5 million to star in Striptease. Her next major role, G.I. Jane (1997), for which she famously shaved her head, was followed by a lengthy hiatus. Her later film roles include Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (2003), Bobby (2006), Mr. Brooks (2007), Margin Call (2011), and Rough Night (2017). In 2019, Moore released a memoir titled Inside Out, which instantly became a New York Times Best Seller.


Andrew McCarthy

Andrew Thomas McCarthy (born November 29, 1962) is an American actor, travel writer and television director. He is most known as a member of the Brat Pack, with roles in 1980s films such as St. Elmo’s Fire, Pretty in Pink, and Less Than Zero. He is ranked #40 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Teen Stars of all-time list. As a director he is known for his work on the Emmy Award-winning series Orange Is the New Black.

Following on from Theme Times – The Brat Packers!! Here is our fourth joint feature episode of two of the Brat Pack Demi and Andrew – this episode concludes the main eight line up of the Pack. The episodes to follow will be about the by association Brat Packers. However, here are the top 7 performances for our last two – but first let’s get this out of the way first…

St Elmo’s Fire – 1985


Demi Moore

1 – Ghost – 1990

Sam and Molly love each other, but their romance is short-lived when Sam is killed by a thug. Unable to tell Molly that her life is in danger, Sam’s spirit takes help of a psychic.

2 – Indecent Proposal – 1993

A couple hit by recession come across millionaire John Gage in Las Vegas, who proposes something that could solve their troubles but ruin their relationship.

3 – G.I. Gane – 1997

A female Senator succeeds in enrolling a woman into Navy SEALS training where everyone expects her to fail. Star: Demi Moore, Viggo Mortensen.

4 – Disclosure – 1994

A happily married man, Tom Sanders, up for a promotion is accused of sexual harassment by his ex-girlfriend, who is now his boss. He tries everything in his hand to save his career and personal life.

5 – A Few Good Men – 1992

Daniel Kaffee, a US military lawyer, defends two US marines charged with murdering a fellow marine at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba. The needle of suspicion, thus, points to a colonel.

6 – About Last Night – 1986

In this adaptation of David Mamet’s hit 1974 off-Broadway play “Sexual Perversity in Chicago,” Danny (Rob Lowe) and Bernie (James Belushi) are a couple of single guys who live in the Windy City and struggle to balance their desire for sex with the possibility of love. When Danny meets cute Debbie (Demi Moore) at a bar the friends frequent in Chicago’s luxurious Gold Coast, the two start a sexually charged courtship that leaves jangled nerves and questioned motives all around.

7 – Mr Brooks – 2007

Earl Brooks is a businessman who was recently named Portland’s Man of the Year but he is also a serial killer known as The Fingerprint Killer with an alter- ego called Marshall, addicted to killing.



Andrew McCarthy

1 – Pretty in Pink – 1986

Andie, a young girl, is not popular at school. She mostly kept to her friend Iona and childhood sweetheart, Duckie. But what happens when one of the popular guys at school, falls in love with her.

2 – Mannequin – 1987

Jonathan Switcher (Andrew McCarthy), an unemployed artist, finds a job as an assistant window dresser for a department store. When Jonathan happens upon a beautiful mannequin he previously designed, she springs to life and introduces herself as Emmy (Kim Cattrall), an Egyptian under an ancient spell. Despite interference from the store’s devious manager (James Spader), Jonathan and his mannequin fall in love while creating eye-catching window displays to keep the struggling store in business.

3 – Weekend at Bernie’s – 1989

Fun-loving salesmen Richard (Jonathan Silverman) and Larry (Andrew McCarthy) are invited by their boss, Bernie (Terry Kiser), to stay the weekend at his posh beach house. Little do they know that Bernie is the perpetrator of a fraud they’ve uncovered and is arranging to have them killed. When the plan backfires and Bernie is killed instead, the buddies decide not to let a little death spoil their vacation. They pretend Bernie is still alive, leading to hijinks and corpse desecration galore.

4 – Less Than Zero – 1987

Clay (Andrew McCarthy) comes home to Los Angeles after his first semester of college and encounters some disturbing developments. His former lover, burgeoning model Blair (Jami Gertz), has begun to abuse cocaine. But her addiction pales in comparison to the drug dependency of her new boyfriend, Julian (Robert Downey Jr.), who’s also Clay’s childhood buddy. Clay tries to help them get sober, but the process is complicated by Rip (James Spader), a callous dealer Julian is indebted to.

5 – Heaven Help Us – 1985

In the 1960s, a group of teen pranksters finds it difficult to toe the line in a strictly disciplined Catholic school.

6 – The Family – 2016

A politician’s son who was murdered more than a decade ago makes a shocking return. As he is welcomed back into the family, suspicions arise about his true identity.

7 – Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle – 1995

Dorothy Parker revisits her Algonquin Round Table days, which was a circle of friends, mostly columnists, whose barbed wit, like her own, was fuelled by alcohol and flirted with despair.

So there we go folks, the final two Brat Packers, Demi Moore and Andrew McCarthy – were these favourites of yours and or are they still?

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6 thoughts on “Theme Times – The Brat Packer’s #4

  1. I haven’t seen much of Andrew, but I love Demi. About Last Night is one of my favorite movies. Ghost and Indecent Proposal are also good.

    1. Hey Paula, l agree with you – of the two actors, Demi is the most noted. Whilst preparing the post, Andrew is still quite active, but seems to only feature in B movies, but makes most of his money now through writing.

  2. This was fun, taking me back to my teenage years. I loved all the brat packer movies and had a huge crush on Andy at one time. The 80’s put out a lot of great teen movies. I also loved 16 candles and the Breakfast club. A few good men is one my favorite movies to watch, great acting by everyone.

    1. A few good men is a terrific film indeed with a marvelous line up on the casting couch 🙂

      The 80’s were fun, weren’t they, they were fun to be in and great fun to remember too 🙂

  3. I like Demi more than Andrew. In Pretty In Pink, I preferred Ducky😍. I do love the Weekend At Bernie’s movies… they’re so bad that they’re great fun!!

    Thanks JB for all the great Brat Pack memories!!

    1. I agree with you, l liked Andrew when he was younger – the biggest problem is the tag ‘Brat Pack ‘ it stereotyped many of them for certain films and they hit stardom really quickly. John Hughes was awesome with his films and the casts he chose.

      I am reading currently four or five books at once and one is the history to the brat pack and how they are really worked hard to break free of that tag itself.

      Most of the prime 8 didn’t really end up doing big score A movies – Demi did, Judd did but he too soon petered out as did Molly, Emilio, Ally, Andrew and Anthony.

      Some of the by association brat packers did much better, but they were not so type cast.

      Well still more to come 🙂

      Glad you are enjoying the walk down memory lane series though 🙂

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