In our hearts, Molly Ringwald is still clad all in pink, Judd Nelson's still telling that joke about the naked blonde with the poodle under her arm, and Anthony Michael Hall's still a scrawny loser who dances like a spastic chicken. (Well, for all we know, he still does dance like a spastic chicken.)
But no matter how many times Sixteen Candles airs on cable or how many scenes from The Breakfast Club you know by heart -- and in my case that'd be, umm, almost all of them -- the sad fact remains that the '80s ended, and the members of the Brat Pack grew up. Of course, you all know what happened to some of them: Demi Moore, aka Jules in St. Elmo's Fire, is starring in Mr. Brooks as a tough-as-nails detective; in other news, she got married to that young guy, what's-his-name. But what about the rest?
We tracked down all the members of the original Brat Pack -- the casts of the 1985 films The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo's Fire (Molly, Judd, Andrew, Anthony, Ally, Emilio, Rob and Mare), plus a few assorted friends -- to find out where the Brat Pack is now. Somewhat to our surprise, not only did they survive the '80s, but they're all still working steadily. Lindsay Lohan, take note!
What do you think about those Brat Pack movies of the 1980s, and who's your favorite Brat? And just for fun, here's a classic movie quote for each of the actors we've included -- do you know the movie?
Molly Ringwald: "I just want them to know that they didn't break me."
Judd Nelson: "Eat. My. Shorts."
Anthony Michael Hall: "Chicks can't hold a smoke. Dat's what it is."
Emilio Estevez: "I wear the regulation uniform."
Ally Sheedy: "It's not the fat chick."
Andrew McCarthy: "You said you couldn't be with someone who didn't believe in you. Well, I believed in you. I just didn't believe in me. I love you. Always."
Rob Lowe: "You know what it is? It's St. Elmo's fire."
Demi Moore: "Oh well, let's just give the boy a medal! I didn't realize it was such a sacrifice."
Jon Cryer: "His name is Blane? That's a major appliance, that's not a name!"
I couldn't actually find good ones for Robert Downey Jr. and James Spader, so help me out, guys.