Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Jon Cryer and More '80s Stars Reunite for BRATS Premiere 40 Years After 'Brat Pack' Era

The Brat Pack got back together for one night only in New York City to support Andrew McCarthy at the Tribeca Film Festival

Published Time: 08.06.2024 - 06:31:09 Modified Time: 08.06.2024 - 06:31:09

The Brat Pack got back together for one night only in New York City to support Andrew McCarthy at the Tribeca Film Festival.

Stars of iconic films of the 1980s like St. Elmo's Fire, The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles and About Last Night attended the world premiere of McCarthy's documentary BRATS, which debuted at the OKX Theater at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City on Friday, June 7, as part of the Tribeca Film Festival.

Ally Sheedy, Demi Moore, Jon Cryerand Howie Deutch were just a few of the celebrities present to support McCarthy, 61, at the premiere of the film, which McCarthy wrote and directed about the golden age of the Brat Pack.

McCarthy, Sheedy, Moore and Cryer all smiled and posed together on the red carpet at the event.

The doc features McCarthy interviewing friends and former costars like Rob Lowe, Molly Ringwald, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore and other celebrities who starred in hit '80s films that were so popular among a certain age group that a New York Magazine article dubbed them "The Brat Pack" in a June 1985 article.

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It was intended to be a play on words by writer David Blum, inspired byFrank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr.'s Rat Pack, from the Golden Age of Hollywood.

In the trailer for BRATS, McCarthy described the nickname as a "brand" that was automatically stamped on actors' careers from that point forward, whether they liked it or not.

"It had professional ramifications," McCarthy told PEOPLE about the cheeky nickname in an interview ahead of the film's premiere. "The public embraced us, but the business reacted to it in a negative way."


The Weekend At Bernie's star decided to make a movie discussing what life was like for fellow Brat Pack members as someone who lived it with them.

In the case of Estevez, 62, unpacking the experience with a peer is what made him decide to talk about life in The Brat Pack at all.

"I turned everything down," he told McCarthy in the trailer.

When pushed to explain why he decided to participate in the documentary, he said he did it because McCarthy called him. "It was time that we clear the air on a couple of things," the Mighty Ducks star added.

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"Being in The Brat Pack not only changed all of our lives, it changed what entertainment is," Lowe, 60, told McCarthy in the film, before backtracking a bit. "I'm not going to say we were The Beatles or anything, but..."

While perhaps not at the same level as The Beatles, Lowe believes he and his fellow actors of the era impacted the culture in a quantifiable way.

"Every summer movie that's out is geared toward that audience. It wasn't always like that," Lowe, who starred alongside McCarthy and Moore in St. Elmo's Fire said in a PEOPLE exclusive clip of the film. "But we were there at a time when that began. Maybe we had something to do with it, which would either be the good news or the bad news."

Along with exploring the meaning and impact of the term The Brat Pack, actors will relive moments from that time in their lives from memories on set to crushes and beyond.

BRATS premieres Thursday, June 13, on Hulu.

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