Catching up with the original Brat Pack
What are the stars of ''The Breakfast Club'' doing ten years later?
With all this talk of Generation X, what better time to get reacquainted with their slacker prototypes, the Generation W members of The Breakfast Club? It’s been 10 years since John Hughes’ seminal Brat Pack film appeared. And as a sort of anniversary celebration, we’ve scoured video-store shelves to check out what the once-hip quintet is up to now. Xers, take heed.
Anthony Michael Hall
Breakfast role:The brain.
Current status: The newly buffed Hall has gone the direct-to-video route with the rubber-monster kiddie flick The Adventures of a Gnome Named Gnorm and as star and director of Hail Caesar, about an aspiring rock singer who works in an eraser factory.
Breakfast role: The athlete.
Current status: Who could’ve predicted the cruel irony that the jock, punished for taping together the buns of a defenseless geek, would go on to star in The Mighty Ducks and D2: The Mighty Ducks as the coach of, well, a team full of defenseless geeks?
Breakfast role: The basket case.
Current status: Seemingly trying to follow in the footsteps of fellow St. Elmo’s Fire alum Demi Moore, Sheedy’s become a mainstay in the erotic-thriller aisle with both Zalman King’s Red Shoe Diaries 4: Auto Erotica and the upcoming One Night Stand.
Breakfast role: The princess.
Current status: Ringwald moved to Paris to get away from such decidedly plebeian bombs as Fresh Horses, returning to the small screen last year for ABC’s Stephen King’s The Stand. That was a round-trip ticket, right?
Breakfast role: The juvenile delinquent.
Current status: He’s graduated from being the Club‘s flared-nostril bad boy, to dating Shannen Doherty, to being…um, the flared-nostril bad boy opposite Doherty in the made-for-cable erotic thriller Blindfold: Acts of Obsession. Et tu, Judd?
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