How Much Do You Remember About These Brat Pack Movies?

By: Lauren Lubas

How Much Do You Remember About These Brat Pack Movies?
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About This Quiz

In the 1980s, film fans were given some of the most intense (and sometimes cheesy) dramatic movies of all time, along with some of the most iconic comedies ever. The actors who starred in these films were Hollywood's elite. They were teens and 20-somethings who redefined the term cool. They were known as the Brat Pack. These young actors could get into any club across the country, enjoying the best of the best when it came to food, lodging and vacationing. Why? Because they were the stars of every hit film the decade had to offer, and there was no stopping them. 

The members of the Brat Pack included Emilio Estevez, Anthony Michael Hall, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. Additionally, some include James Spader, Kevin Bacon and Robert Downey Jr. on this list. These A-list actors of the '80s turned every film they touched into gold. They were the Hollywood elite, and they were young and good at what they did. Their movies were intangible and gained cult followings across the country. During the last few decades, these actors have gone on to great success.

If you think you know Brat Pack films as we do, we dare you to take this quiz. Let's see just how much you remember.

28-Lost-Boys Which of these movies is considered a Brat Pack movie, even though it doesn't star any members of the pack?
"Betsy's Wedding"
"The Lost Boys"
"The Lost Boys" is a vampire movie that stars Kiefer Sutherland and the Coreys (Haim and Feldman). Though none of these actors were members of the Brat Pack, they certainly made their presence known on the Hollywood scene.
"Wisdom"
"Fresh Horses"

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1-Breakfast-Club In which Brat Pack movie do we see five members (Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy) serving detention?
"The Breakfast Club"
"The Breakfast Club" was a full-on Brat Pack party. Not only did we get to see these actors in their prime, we were also given a movie that broke the barriers set by the social norms of the day.
"St. Elmo's Fire"
"Sixteen Candles"
"She's Having a Baby"

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9-Outsiders In which movie does Rob Lowe play Sodapop and Emilio Estevez play Two-Bit?
"St. Elmo's Fire"
"The Outsiders"
No matter which generation you come from, you probably recognize "The Outsiders" from your middle school class (and you may have watched the movie instead of reading the book).
"Class"
"Fresh Horses"

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10-St-Elmo's-Fire Can you name the member of the Brat Pack who played Jules Van Patten in "St. Elmo's Fire" in 1985?
Ally Sheedy
Molly Ringwald
Demi Moore
Because Demi Moore has had a very successful career since her time with the crew, few remember that she was a member of the Brat Pack in the '80s. Other films she has been in include "St. Elmo's Fire" and "About Last Night ..."
Joan Cusack

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34-sixteen-candles Where do Jake and Samatha sit with a birthday cake in "Sixteen Candles"?
In a park
In Jake's car
On a dining table
The dining room table seems like the perfect place to sit, even though there are chairs all around it. However, no one can deny that the end shot of the movie with the epic freeze frame was worth the danger of putting people and a cake on the table at the same time.
On the couch

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35-Allison What does Allison do to change at the end of "The Breakfast Club"?
She doesn't change.
She leaves detention.
She has Claire give her a makeover.
While there are several movies from the '80s and early '90s that tell people a little makeup and new clothes can get you a man, "The Breakfast Club" gives us one of the most forced and fast instances of this. Once Allison puts on makeup, she gets Andrew's attention, and they end up together.
She forces her parents to talk to her.

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30-breakfast-club In "The Breakfast Club" what is Claire's special ability?
She can apply lipstick without hands.
Bender's negative side comes out quite a bit when the group is sitting around talking to each other, and his reaction to Claire putting on her lipstick by holding it in her bra made others react to him.
She can cook spaghetti with her toes.
She can eat sushi with chopsticks.
She is riding the hobby horse with Brian.

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18-Breakfast-Club At the end of "The Breakfast Club," what does Claire give to John Bender?
A ring
Her phone number
A necklace
An earring
High school love is a very simple thing. Giving your significant other a token of that love shows that you care about them. In the film, Claire is of a higher social status than Bender, and she gives him an earring to show how much she cares about him.

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26-sixteen-candles In "Sixteen Candles," who does Samantha have a crush on?
Andrew Johnson
Brian Winters
Joe Johns
Jake Ryan
While this might be the oddest love story of all time (the characters don't really have any interaction with each other throughout the film), it is definitely an interesting take on how dreams really can come true.

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16-Sixteen-Candles Why is Samantha's sister acting weird at her wedding in "Sixteen Candles"?
She doesn't want to get married.
She forgot Sam's birthday.
She took muscle relaxers.
Samantha's sister takes muscle relaxers before her wedding to subside the terrible cramps that she has. This leads to a lot of falling and an inebriated demeanor as she gets ready and walks down the aisle.
She hates her wedding.

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23-Ferris-Bueler What does Ferris Bueller get for his birthday instead of a car?
A vacation
A computer
There are some who argue that "Ferris Bueller's Day Off" is not considered a Brat Pack movie. However, others say that Matthew Broderick was an important part of the Brat Pack, and this movie stands as one of the best films portraying American youth.
A month's rent
A mannequin

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22-Allison Why is Allison in detention in "The Breakfast Club"?
She had nothing better to do.
Allison is the "weirdo" in "The Breakfast Club." She doesn't like her parents because they ignore her, and it is implied that she went to detention to get a little attention from them, which did not work.
She stole someone's wallet.
She broke into the school.
She skipped class to go shopping.

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12-St-Elmo Which Brat Pack member was NOT in "St. Elmo's Fire"?
Anthony Michael Hall
Although they were in several films with fellow Brat Pack members, Anthony Michael Hall and Molly Ringwald were not seen in "St. Elmo's Fire," which included nearly every other member of the group.
Judd Nelson
Emilio Estevez
Ally Sheedy

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15-Bender What does Bender ask Vernon that lands him in detention in "The Breakfast Club"?
"Do you have a dime?"
"Does Barry Manilow know you raid his wardrobe?"
While we watch Bender spiral out of control as Vernon gives him two months' worth of detention, we are a little shocked. However, we later learn about his family life, and we can assume that he'd rather be there than at home.
"Do you know how dumb you are?"
"Do you know your father?

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8-Sixteen-Candles In "Sixteen Candles," what did Anthony Michael Hall's character ask to borrow from Molly Ringwald's character?
Her bra
Her underwear
Anthony Michael Hall plays "the geek" in "Sixteen Candles." When he gets Sam's (Molly Ringwald) underpants, he charges his friends and the younger kids $1 each to view them.
Her phone number
Her locker combination

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7-Oxford-Blues Rob Lowe and Ally Sheedy star in which Brat Pack film from 1984?
"Oxford Blues"
"Oxford Blues" is about a man trying to con his way into Oxford because he wants to get the attention of a girl. Luckily, he's a great con man who grew up in Las Vegas.
"Sixteen Candles"
"The Breakfast Club"
"Blue City"

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5-Claire-and-Bender Who does Claire end up with at the end of "The Breakfast Club"?
Andrew Clark
Brian Johnson
No one
Bender
"The Breakfast Club" has someone to represent every stereotypical high school clique, and it shows them interacting with each other and learning about each other. At the end of the movie, Claire (the rich good girl) ends up with John Bender (the poor kid with a bad attitude).

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29-Outsiders Who are the two competing groups in "The Outsiders"?
Greasers and Pink Ladies
Greasers and Socs
"The Outsiders" was based on the 1967 novel written by S.E. Hinton. It was directed by Francis Ford Coppola and had a heavy cast of actors who would become incredibly famous soon after the movie's release. It is considered one of the earliest Brat Pack movies.
Socialites and Graphites
The Good and The Bad

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2-Sixteen-Candles What was Anthony Michael Hall's character's name in "Sixteen Candles"?
Ted
Though he is simply known as and referred to as "the geek" in most circles (and on most websites), the character has a name. His nickname in the movie is "Farmer Ted" as well.
Fred
Zed
Red

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13-Youngblood In what movie did Rob Lowe play a hockey player next to Patrick Swayze?
"Youngblood"
In full swing of the coming-of-age movies that Rob Lowe was doing as a member of the Brat Pack, he did an intense film about becoming a hockey star. "Youngblood" (1986) was gritty and didn't follow the teen drama formula by any means.
"The Pick-Up Artist"
"Kansas"
"We're No Angels"

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31-Weird-Science In "Weird Science," what is the first question Lisa asks Wyatt and Gary?
"How may I pleasure you?"
"What's your pleasure?"
"Where's the food?"
"What would you little maniacs like to do first?"
When two boys get together to create the perfect woman with their computer, things get a little out of hand. "Weird Science" is a cult classic for those who were into computers back in the day. It stars Brat Packer Anthony Michael Hall.

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11-Less-than-Zero Do you remember the Brat Pack movie that starred Andrew McCarthy and Robert Downey Jr.?
"Wild Horses"
"Betsy's Wedding"
"Blue City"
"Less Than Zero"
"Less Than Zero" is the story of a young man returning home for break after his first semester of college. The film focuses on the extremely rich life of the youth of America, particularly in Los Angeles in the 1980s.

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32-Sixteen-Candles How long did it take John Hughes to write "Sixteen Candles"?
One month
One weekend
The story goes that John Hughes met Molly Ringwald and spoke with her for a little bit. He went home and wrote "Sixteen Candles" over a Fourth of July weekend because he was so inspired by her presence.
Two weeks
Three years

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19-St-Elmos-Fire In "St. Elmo's Fire," what does Kevin own that's a little weird?
A stuffed bird
A bear rug
A vile of blood
A coffin
Kevin is a pretty odd character all around. He definitely has some of the most interesting lines in the movie, and though the character is a little off, most writers are, so it shouldn't come as a surprise.

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21-Class What is the name of Andrew McCarthy's character in "Class"?
Nathan
Jonathan
"Class" is very much like a mix between "Dead Poet's Society" and "Cougartown." It's about two young prep school students who get into a little bit of trouble chasing older ladies.
Robert
Jeremy

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27-One-Crazy-Summer Can you name the movie starring John Cusack, in which Demi Moore plays a hippie?
"Better Off Dead"
"Say Anything"
"One Crazy Summer"
Though John Cusack isn't considered a member of the Brat Pack (even though he starred in several similar films through the '80s), Demi Moore is in this movie, and since she is a part of the group, "One Crazy Summer" is considered a Brat Pack movie.
"The Pick-Up Artist"

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20-Duckie Do you remember Duckie's real name in "Pretty in Pink"?
Bill
Bob
Phil
Duckie has an obvious crush on his best friend, Andie. The film was originally written to have the two end up together. However, audiences wanted to see Andie end up with Blane.
Rob

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25-Fresh-Horses Which two Brat Packers were in "Fresh Horses"?
Rob Lowe and Demi Moore
Rob Lowe and Molly Ringwald
Andrew McCarthy and Demi Moore
Andrew McCarthy and Molly Ringwald
Love stories can get weird if the writer is trying to avoid following the formulas of a typical love story. However, no matter how much you're trying to avoid those formulas, they come through, as they did in "Fresh Horses."

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14-Fresh-Horses Andrew McCarthy played Matt Larkin alongside Molly Ringwald (who played Jewel) in which movie?
"Sixteen Candles"
"Fresh Horses"
"Fresh Horses" is the story of an engineering student who falls in love. However, the girl he falls in love with (Molly Ringwald) has several rumors going around about her, including the fact that she's married and only 16 years old.
"Pretty in Pink"
"Oxford Blues"

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3-St-Elmo Do you know the name of Emilio Estevez's character in "St. Elmo's Fire"?
Billy Hicks
Kirby Keger
"St. Elmo's Fire" is a romantic drama that highlights the lives of college graduates. Kirby has big dreams of being a lawyer, but for now, he has to settle on being a waiter.
Alec Newbury
Andrew Clark

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17-Pretty-In-Pink Do you remember the name of the record store where Andie worked in "Pretty in Pink"?
A-Sides
B-Sides
Flips
Trax
Though Andie's family doesn't have a lot of money, she does have a pretty cool job. The record store where she works is called Trax, and it's run by her friend Iona (played by Annie Potts).

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4-Pretty-In-Pink How many dresses does Andie use to make her prom dress in "Pretty in Pink"?
Four
One
Two
Andie uses her mom's old dress and a dress given to her by her friend to create the dress for her prom. Because Andie's character doesn't come from a lot of money, she has to learn to be resourceful.
Three

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24-no-small-affair Can you name the 1984 film that starred Demi Moore and Jon Cryer?
"Class"
"Johnny Be Good"
"No Small Affair"
When a high school student and aspiring photographer meets up with a 22-year-old night club singer, what could possibly go wrong? This is one of those movies that would be considered scandalous if the gender roles were reversed.
"One Crazy Summer"

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33-Weird-Science Where are Wyatt and Chet's parents when they're left home alone?
L.A.
New York
The Bahamas
Cincinnati
Having parents go on vacation seems like too easy of a way to get rid of them to make this movie possible. Therefore, Wyatt and Chet's parents are in Cincinnati with Wyatt's sister, meeting her fiance.

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6-Weird-Science Where do the nerds in "Weird Science" get the name for the girl they create?
Lisa Kudrow
An adult magazine
Apple's Lisa
The name Lisa comes from the computer that was released by Apple in 1983. When you consider the fact that this computer was named after Steve Jobs' daughter, things get a little weird, so just look away.
An adult movie

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