The Literary Brat Pack Quiz

Give it up for he Bumbles who got 8 out of 10 on this quiz!

I had so much fun reading the comments from my review of  The Breakfast Club last week that I decided to make this week’s quiz about the Brat Pack.  The Brat Pack is the name given to the group of young 80’s actors who appeared in The Breakfast Club and St. Elmo’s Fire.  That is only 8, so I am adding the cast from Pretty in Pink to get us to 10.

All answers will be one member of the Pack.  Good luck!

1.  This Brat Packer wrote a best selling children’s book at 12 and a book of poetry in his/her 20’s. Ally Sheedy, Kathy

2. In a 2000 tv movie this actor played a scriptwriter who begins killing girls for researchJudd Nelson, Bumbles

3. This actor had a starring role in a popular cable series from 2002-2007 based on a Stephen King novel.  Anthony Michael Hall, Bumbles

4. This Brat Packer has married twice, both times to writers. Molly Ringwald, Bumbles

5. This actor appeared in 1993’s The Joy Luck Club and 2008’s Spiderwick Chronicles.   Andrew McCarthy, Bumbles

6. Who said  “It never occurred to me to write until (film partner) Richard Schenkman suggested it. I had always wanted to, but never really thought I could and he was like, “If you can write a sentence, just a lot of those, you can do it.” I didn’t think I could do it because I thought writing was this rarefied thing that brilliant people sit in a room and do, and I realized that it’s really a process and if you trust the process and if you understand the conventions then you too can be a good writer.”  Jon Cryer, Bumbles

7. This actress had leading roles in The Scarlet Letter and The Hunchback of Notre Dame.  Demi Moore, Bumbles

8. The actor appeared in Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot in 2004.  Rob Lowe, Kathy

9. Who said “Writing is a lonely job unless you’re a drinker, in which case you always have a friend within reach.” He also starred in SE Hinton’s The Outsiders and Tex.  Emilio Estevez, Bumbles

10.  Who said  “If I don`t need the money, I don`t work. I`m going to spend time with my family and friends, and I`m going to travel and read and listen to music and try to learn a little bit more about how to be a human being, as opposed to learning how to be somebody else.”  Also starred in Bret Easton Ellis’s Less Than Zero.  James Spader, Bumbles

Get to guessing 🙂

9 thoughts on “The Literary Brat Pack Quiz

  1. Bumbles says:

    Here are my guesses:

    #1 = Ally Sheedy per bermudaonion
    #2 = Judd Hirsch
    #3 = Rob Lowe
    #4 = Molly Ringwald
    #5 = Anthony Michael Hall
    #6 = Jon Cryer
    #7 = Demi Moore
    #8 = Mare Winningham
    #9 = Emilio Estevez
    #10 = Andrew McCarthy

    You got 4 correct (+1 with Kathy’s help). Although your intent for #2 is right, only half of the name is correct. Let me clarify that Mare Winningham, although in St. Elmo’s Fire, was never really considered a core member of the Brat Pack. So I left her out.

  2. Bumbles says:

    Haha! #2 is Judd Nelson! Not Hirsch! Duh.

    Then Kathy is right with Lowe for #8.

    Andrew McCarthy was in #5. And although he was in #10 too, so was James Spader – who was also in Pretty In Pink. I never considered him a brat packer though.

    So that leaves #3 for Anthony Michael Hall.

  3. Michael says:

    Just going to throw this link in here for your amusement – an article about who would have been cast in “Twilight” if the movie had been made in the 1980s.

    Fun link! Thanks for sharing it, Michael.

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