A report on Pretty in Pink

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1986 American teen romantic comedy-drama film about love and social cliques in American high schools in the 1980s.

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Brat Pack

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Nickname given to a group of young actors who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented in the 1980s.

Nickname given to a group of young actors who frequently appeared together in teen-oriented in the 1980s.

James Spader and Robert Downey Jr. have also been considered members, and performed alongside other Brat Packers: both of them with Andrew McCarthy in Less Than Zero; Spader with McCarthy in Mannequin, with Lowe in Bad Influence, and with McCarthy and Molly Ringwald in Pretty in Pink; and Downey with Anthony Michael Hall (Weird Science and Johnny Be Good; and the cast of Saturday Night Live) and with Molly Ringwald (The Pick-up Artist).

Hughes at the premiere of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992

John Hughes (filmmaker)

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American filmmaker.

American filmmaker.

Hughes at the premiere of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992
Hughes at the premiere of Home Alone 2: Lost in New York in 1992
Hughes as a junior at Glenbrook North High School (1967)

He went on to Hollywood to write, produce and sometimes direct some of the most successful live-action comedy films of the 1980s and 1990s such as National Lampoon's Vacation, Mr. Mom, Sixteen Candles, Weird Science, The Breakfast Club, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Pretty in Pink, Some Kind of Wonderful, Planes, Trains and Automobiles, She's Having a Baby, Uncle Buck, Home Alone, Dutch, Beethoven (co-written under the pseudonym Edmond Dantès), Dennis the Menace, and Baby's Day Out.

Co-founders Andy McCluskey (left) and Paul Humphreys in 2011

Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark

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English electronic band formed in Wirral, Merseyside, in 1978.

English electronic band formed in Wirral, Merseyside, in 1978.

Co-founders Andy McCluskey (left) and Paul Humphreys in 2011
Singer and co-founder Andy McCluskey
Longtime instrumentalist Martin Cooper
Keyboardist and co-founder Paul Humphreys departed in 1989
McCluskey performing the "Trainee Teacher Dance"
OMD's mid-1980s reinvention alienated some listeners, but was embraced by others, including Tony Kanal of No Doubt
Stuart Kershaw (pictured) replaced longtime drummer Malcolm Holmes in 2015

The group embraced a more radio-friendly sound on Junk Culture (1984); this change in direction led to greater success in the United States, and yielded hits including "If You Leave" (from the 1986 film Pretty in Pink).

Ringwald in 2010

Molly Ringwald

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American actress, singer, dancer, and author.

American actress, singer, dancer, and author.

Ringwald in 2010
Ringwald in April 2013
Ringwald at the WeHo Book Fair in 2010

She established herself as a teen icon after appearing in the successful Hughes films Sixteen Candles (1984), The Breakfast Club (1985), and Pretty in Pink (1986).

New Order performing in Chile in 2019

New Order (band)

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English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.

English rock band formed in 1980 by vocalist and guitarist Bernard Sumner, bassist Peter Hook and drummer Stephen Morris.

New Order performing in Chile in 2019
New Order performing in 2005
New Order perform in 2012

In February 1986, the soundtrack album to Pretty in Pink featuring "Shellshock" was released on A&M Records.

If You Leave (song)

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1986 song by English electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark .

1986 song by English electronic band Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark .

It was recorded for the soundtrack to the film Pretty in Pink (1986), in which it is played prominently during the final scene.

The Psychedelic Furs performing live in 2008

The Psychedelic Furs

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English post-punk band founded in London in February 1977.

English post-punk band founded in London in February 1977.

The Psychedelic Furs performing live in 2008
Richard Butler in 2006
Tim Butler in 2006

In 1986, filmmaker John Hughes used their song "Pretty in Pink" for his film of the same name.

Cryer in 2011

Jon Cryer

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American actor, comedian and filmmaker.

American actor, comedian and filmmaker.

Cryer in 2011
Cryer at the 2003 premiere of Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
Cryer with wife Lisa Joyner in September 2011

Born into a show business family, he made his motion picture debut as a teenaged photographer in the 1984 romantic comedy No Small Affair; his breakout role came in 1986, in the John Hughes-written film Pretty in Pink.

Downey in 2014

Robert Downey Jr.

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American actor and producer.

American actor and producer.

Downey in 2014
Downey at the premiere of Air America in 1990
Downey at an event for Iron Man in 2008
Downey speaking at the 2019 Disney Legends Awards
Downey with wife Susan Downey at the 2010 Academy Awards

He was considered for the role of Duckie in John Hughes's film Pretty in Pink (1986), but his first lead role was with Molly Ringwald in The Pick-up Artist (1987).

Hall at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2019

Anthony Michael Hall

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American actor best known for his movies with John Hughes, which include the teen classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science.

American actor best known for his movies with John Hughes, which include the teen classics Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Weird Science.

Hall at GalaxyCon Raleigh in 2019
Hall in 2017
Hall in 2013
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To avoid being typecast, Hall turned down roles written for him by John Hughes in Ferris Bueller's Day Off (Cameron Frye) and Pretty in Pink (Phil "Duckie" Dale), both in 1986.