Brat Packer Andrew McCarthy Reunites With Wild 1980s Co-Stars in His ABC News Studios Documentary ‘Brats’

ABC News Studios has teamed up with Neon and Network Entertainment to announce “Brats,” a feature-length documentary that focuses on the stars who came to be known in the ’80s as the famous Brat Pack.

Told with the help of director and former Brat Pack member Andrew McCarthy (“Pretty in Pink,” “St. Elmo’s Fire”), the director hits the road 30 years later, reuniting with several members of the Brat Pack crew including Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Jon Cryer, Emilio Estevez asking each member what being apart of the Brat Pack meant to them.

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“The Brat Pack has cast a long shadow over my life and career,” said McCarthy. “After all these years, I was curious to see how it had affected my fellow Brat Pack members. What I found was surprising — and liberating.”

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL, 20: American actor, television director and author Andrew McCarthy, is captured in his home neighborhood of Greenwich Village New York, NY on April 20, 2021. McCarthy’s new memoir “BRAT: An 80’s Story” is due out soon. (Photo by Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post)
Andrew McCarthy (Photo by Jesse Dittmar for The Washington Post)

Among other names, the documentary features appearances from Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Jon Cryer, Lea Thompson, Timothy Hutton along with key members of production, including directors, casting directors, screenwriters and producers. McCarthy also sits down for a first-time conversation with writer David Blum, who first coined the term Brat Pack in a 1985 New York Magazine cover story.

Along with McCarthy, who also serves as writer and director, “Brats” is executive produced by Brian Liebman, Neon’s Dan O’Meara and Tom Quinn, Network Entertainment’s Brian Gersh, Paul Gertz and Kent Wingerak, and ABC News’ Victoria Thompson. Derik Murray and Adrian Buitenhuis serve as producers. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

“Brats” is currently in post-production and slated to arrive on Hulu later this year.

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