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(The Detroit_News)   Andrew McCarthy writing memoir of his 80s' Brat Pack days. Young Farkers will say "who?" and "what?". Old Farkers will say "why?"   (detroitnews.com) divider line
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2020-07-14 4:12:53 PM  
I grew up in the 80s. Save yourself some time and just watch some John Hughes movies; and even more specifically, "16 Candles" and "The Breakfast Club".
 
2020-07-14 6:58:02 PM  
He was in "Weekend at Bernie's." Happy to jog your memories.
 
2020-07-14 7:01:45 PM  
He was the star of the greatest movie of the 80s...

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I know some of you are thinking.... but isn't the greatest movie of the 80s Highlander? And you'd be technically correct but Highlander is more properly categorized as the greatest movie of all time.
 
2020-07-14 7:05:29 PM  
kbronsito:

Mannequin was filmed at Woolworths
Boyz II men still keeping up the beat, yeah yeah
 
2020-07-14 7:06:58 PM  
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Cool book I read a few months ago; a 2015ish revisitation of John Hughes' films.  anecdotes, criticism, contemporaneous interviews (and archival)....really good stuff.

one anecdote that stood out:  during "Breakfast Club" shooting, the skeevy janitor guy was having a "tense" scene with Principal Vernon.  As they were filming it, Emilio Esteves and Judd Nelson were off camera, pulling faces and farking around, intentionally farking with the actor.  after a few blown takes, the Janitor actor snapped a little bit and says, "guys, can you knock that shiat off!  You're about to make me go Martin Sheen in a minute!"

(the actor was in his mind referring to the "Apocalypse Now" scene, wehre Sheen - in real life but caught on film - punched a mirror and sliced his hand open, bleeding real blood).

the room got quiet.  Estevez was silent.  Judd Nelson walks over to Janitor:  "Hey....what the *fark* did you just say, to my friend?"

the actor says in the book, "I didn't know Emilio was Martin Sheen's son.  I thought it was just a movie about a bunch of kids.  i didn't know who any of them were."
 
2020-07-14 7:08:03 PM  
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2020-07-14 7:10:21 PM  
rickythepenguin:

You can go full Martin Sheen and still have a good reputation

Just don't go full Charlie Sheen and expect the same.
 
2020-07-14 7:10:59 PM  
Why
 
2020-07-14 7:24:32 PM  

wiseolddude: Why


Because we don't have a first hand account of the P*ssy Posse yet.
 
2020-07-14 7:28:13 PM  
What else have I got going on?

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2020-07-14 7:35:17 PM  
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2020-07-14 7:42:34 PM  
I read that he became a successful photographer
 
2020-07-14 7:45:31 PM  

kbronsito: He was the star of the greatest movie of the 80s...

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I know some of you are thinking.... but isn't the greatest movie of the 80s Highlander? And you'd be technically correct but Highlander is more properly categorized as the greatest movie of all time.


Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now by Starship used parts of the movie for the music video.

That's one of my favorite 80s songs.
 
2020-07-14 7:54:27 PM  
That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s
 
2020-07-14 7:59:29 PM  

Hillbilly Jim: [wonderwall.com image 580x340]


That movie sucked so hard.
 
2020-07-14 8:06:53 PM  

AuralArgument: kbronsito:

Mannequin was filmed at Woolworths
Boyz II men still keeping up the beat, yeah yeah


Mannequin was filmed at Boscov's
 
2020-07-14 8:12:30 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: Hillbilly Jim: [wonderwall.com image 580x340]

That movie sucked so hard.


I haven't seen it since I saw it in the theater as kid but I liked it at the time.
 
2020-07-14 8:14:50 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s


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2020-07-14 8:17:27 PM  

kbronsito: He was the star of the greatest movie of the 80s...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]

I know some of you are thinking.... but isn't the greatest movie of the 80s Highlander? And you'd be technically correct but Highlander is more properly categorized as the greatest movie of all time.


Highlander was actually a documentary that was filmed in real time.
 
2020-07-14 8:40:49 PM  
buntz:

Not for the purpose of the reference that flew over your head

New Hope Sucks
 
2020-07-14 8:43:19 PM  

kbronsito: He was the star of the greatest movie of the 80s...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]

I know some of you are thinking.... but isn't the greatest movie of the 80s Highlander? And you'd be technically correct but Highlander is more properly categorized as the greatest movie of all time.


I think Road House has the title for greatest movie of the 80s but Mannequin is up there.
 
2020-07-14 8:44:04 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s


George Michael would piss on you if he were still alive along with a shiatton of musicians from the 80s.
 
2020-07-14 8:45:29 PM  

AuralArgument: buntz:

Not for the purpose of the reference that flew over your head

New Hope Sucks


Yeah, I don't get it?
 
2020-07-14 8:50:24 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s


Don't make me go Duran Duran on your ass.
 
2020-07-14 8:50:41 PM  

buntz: AuralArgument: kbronsito:

Mannequin was filmed at Woolworths
Boyz II men still keeping up the beat, yeah yeah

Mannequin was filmed at Boscov's


Yeah...  

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2020-07-14 8:51:07 PM  

buntz: AuralArgument: buntz:

Not for the purpose of the reference that flew over your head

New Hope Sucks

Yeah, I don't get it?


Ween - Freedom of '76 music video
Youtube FOCjeDOFGxI
 
2020-07-14 9:00:00 PM  

AuralArgument: rickythepenguin:

You can go full Martin Sheen and still have a good reputation

Just don't go full Charlie Sheen and expect the same.


And never, never go
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2020-07-14 9:33:35 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s


Counter point, most of David Bowie's work.
 
2020-07-14 9:55:04 PM  
i saw 16 candles when i came out when i was in high school,that's my favorite of that era,the breakfast club was okay.

My Bff is named Claire so for the last 2 years of high school she heard on the daily "Claire,a fat girls name"
 
2020-07-14 10:22:17 PM  

rickythepenguin: Cool book I read a few months ago; a 2015ish revisitation of John Hughes' films.  anecdotes, criticism, contemporaneous interviews (and archival)....really good stuff.


Molly Ringwald wrote a very thoughtful and interesting article for The New Yorker with her thoughts today about the films she made with John Hughes. It was greenlit here at the time and is worth a second look.
 
2020-07-14 11:02:14 PM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s


You stated "the 90s" wrong.
 
2020-07-14 11:27:03 PM  

Wasn't Looking at his Neck: He was in "Weekend at Bernie's." Happy to jog your memories.


just watched that last week.
 
2020-07-14 11:48:34 PM  

AuralArgument: rickythepenguin:

You can go full Martin Sheen and still have a good reputation

Just don't go full Charlie Sheen and expect the same.


One of our greatest presidents.
 
2020-07-15 12:15:31 AM  

neilbradley: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s

You stated "the 90s" wrong.


Counter point, some David Bowie compliations/ liver versions and covers of his work
 
2020-07-15 12:37:39 AM  

JudgeSmails: i saw 16 candles when i came out when i was in high school,that's my favorite of that era,the breakfast club was okay.

My Bff is named Claire so for the last 2 years of high school she heard on the daily "Claire,a fat girls name"


i was going to joke that it was brave of you to come out in high school way back then, but instead i got sad.  i hope it really is as much better for queer kids today as it seems from the safe vantage point of adulthood.  i wonder where John Hughes got his idea of teenagers?  what i recall of being that age is less quirky, and more like a spider endlessly eating another spider, pooping it out still horribly alive and then eating it again.
ymmv.
but as to the Brat Pack book, how many pages does it take to say cocaine?  call me when he writes a book about making "Secretary" with Maggie Gyllenhaal.
 
2020-07-15 12:55:11 AM  
My favorite role of his ...Dr.Hook on Kingdom Hospital.
 
2020-07-15 1:20:17 AM  
I can't wait until they get to Weekend at Bernie's and Jonathan Silverman's crying to his agent about his nth NBC show falling through while Don Calfa and Terry Kiser keeping hitting the beer bong in the background and making plans to seduce rich single old guys in the Hamptons by dressing up in drag and seeing how long each of them can keep up the ruse.

Because no matter how awesome Breakfast Club was, you know some crazy shiat went down during Weekend at Bernie's.  Don't lie.
 
2020-07-15 2:03:35 AM  

sprgrss: kbronsito: He was the star of the greatest movie of the 80s...

[upload.wikimedia.org image 220x326]

I know some of you are thinking.... but isn't the greatest movie of the 80s Highlander? And you'd be technically correct but Highlander is more properly categorized as the greatest movie of all time.

I think Road House has the title for greatest movie of the 80s but Mannequin is up there.


The Stallone classic, Over the Top, was the greatest 80's movie of all time, and Mannequinwas filmed in Walmart. Here's the proof:

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2020-07-15 5:29:23 AM  
McCarthy directed a handful of The Blacklist episodes (Spader is great in it); I had to pause to tell my teenager all about the Brat Pack and how that was a cool thing for Spader to do for an old pal who probably (definitely) needed the work.
Ringwald is still my girl.
 
2020-07-15 6:50:02 AM  
Damn. At nearly 60 he looks good. Especially for a former alcoholic. Heaven Help Us was a great 80s movie and should be a cult classic.
 
2020-07-15 7:47:38 AM  
well.  having actually rta, i see i confused James Spader with someone else, just like back then.  "Secretary" is still a good movie tho, and i agree with 

schubie: Damn. At nearly 60 he looks good. Especially for a former alcoholic.

i love that pic- he looks about to hand you some coffee and walk a golden retriever.
 
2020-07-15 9:17:05 AM  

rainbowbutter: i see i confused James Spader with someone else


I thought it was so damn funny, I didn't even want to ruin it by congrat'ing you.

/but congrats; that was damn funny. Intentional or not.
 
2020-07-15 10:01:10 AM  
Andrew Mccarthy is considered a member of the bratpack?
 
2020-07-15 1:04:00 PM  

Bot v2.38beta: neilbradley: E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: That's one of my favorite 80s songs.

you are one sick farker, there are NO good songs from the 80s

You stated "the 90s" wrong.

Counter point, some David Bowie compliations/ liver versions and covers of his work


Bowie's 80s output pales in comparison to Ziggy, Low, Heroes, Aladdin Sane, and Diamond Dogs, but you know that.
 
2020-07-15 4:38:21 PM  
A boogida boogida boogida - Wha Ha Ha
 
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