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St. Elmo's Fire -- Fresh from college, seven friends search for their places in the real world. Emilio Estevez and RobLowe head a stellar ensemble cast.
St. Elmo's Fire -- A Group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Their main problem is that they're all self-centered and obnoxious.

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Director:
Writers:
Joel Schumacher (written by) &
Carl Kurlander (written by)
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Release Date:
28 June 1985 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The passion burns deep. See more »
Plot:
A group of friends, just out of college, struggle with adulthood. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
I've Been There, and So Has The Brat Pack See more (147 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Emilio Estevez ... Kirby Keger

Rob Lowe ... Billy Hicks

Andrew McCarthy ... Kevin Dolenz

Demi Moore ... Jules

Judd Nelson ... Alec Newbary

Ally Sheedy ... Leslie Hunter

Mare Winningham ... Wendy Beamish

Martin Balsam ... Mr. Beamish

Andie MacDowell ... Dale Biberman

Joyce Van Patten ... Mrs. Beamish

Jenny Wright ... Felicia

Blake Clark ... Wally
Jon Cutler ... Howie Krantz
Matthew Laurance ... Ron Dellasandro

Gina Hecht ... Judith

Anna Maria Horsford ... Naomi
Patrick Winningham ... 'The New Breed' Band
Andy Scott ... 'The New Breed' Band
Christian Iraberen ... 'The New Breed' Band
Daniel Iribarren ... 'The New Breed' Band
Bennet Bowman ... 'The New Breed' Band
James Carrington ... Guy
Kaaren Lee ... Welfare Woman
Nora Meerbaum ... Myra

Don Moss ... Maitre D'

Whip Hubley ... Felicia's Date
Michele Winding ... Chauffeur

Jim Turner ... Postgrad
Mario Machado ... Kim Sung Ho

Judy Kain ... Woman Banker
Seth Jaffe ... Brother in Law
Jeffrey Lampert ... Brother in Law

Elizabeth Arlen ... Libby
Scott Nemes ... Nephew

Bernadette Birkett ... Rachael
Vincent J. Isaac ... Cop
Dean R. Miller ... Clayton
Jamie Anders ... Tommy Bancroft (as Jamison Anders)
Cindi Dietrich ... Flirt
David Lain Baker ... Jules' Date
Daniel Eden ... Street Tough

Laurel Page ... Nurse
Thom Bierdz ... Rowdy Undergrad
J.T. Solomon ... Hysterical Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Stephanie Feury ... Jules' Friend (uncredited)
Karen Starr ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Joel Schumacher 
 
Writing credits
Joel Schumacher (written by) &
Carl Kurlander (written by)

Produced by
Bernard Schwartz .... executive producer
Lauren Shuler Donner .... producer (as Lauren Shuler)
Ned Tanen .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
David Foster 
 
Cinematography by
Stephen H. Burum (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Richard Marks 
 
Casting by
Marci Liroff 
Jennifer Shull 
 
Art Direction by
William Sandell 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Gould 
Charles Graffeo  (as Charles M. Graffeo)
 
Costume Design by
Susan Becker 
 
Makeup Department
Verne Caruso .... hair stylist: Washington D.C.
Robert Jiras .... makeup artist: Washington D.C. (as B.J. Jiras)
K.G. Ramsey .... hair stylist (as Ramsey)
Rick Sharp .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Raymond Hartwick .... production manager (as Ray Hartwick)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gary Daigler .... first assistant director
W. Alexander Ellis .... dga trainee (as Alexander Ellis)
Katterli Frauenfelder .... second assistant director (as Katterli A. Frauenfelder)
 
Art Department
Scott M. Anderson .... props
Ramiro Arrendondo .... swing gang (as Rami Arrendondo)
Donald J. Borum Jr. .... set dresser: Washington D.C.
William Boyd .... property foreman (as Bill Boyd)
Christopher Burian-Mohr .... set designer
Tom Byrd .... labor foreman
William D. Derham .... property gang boss (as William Derham)
Bruce Di Valerio .... construction foreman (as Bruce DiValerio)
Cal DiValerio .... construction coordinator (as Cal D. DiValerio)
Douglas Forsmith .... swing gang (as Douglas W. Forsmith)
Thomas Gark .... leadman (as Thomas R. Gark)
Gerald Gates Jr. .... paint foreman (as Jerry Gates)
John N. Graffeo .... swing gang (as John Graffeo)
Jim Greenspan .... swing gang
Gary F. Kieldrup .... assistant property master (as Gary Kieldrup)
Donald Krafft .... leadman (as Donald W. Krafft)
Bob McLing .... swing gang
Albert Morris Jr. .... set dresser: Washington D.C.
William A. Petrotta .... property master
Paul S. Power .... illustrator
Paul S. Power .... storyboard artist
Doug Rosenberger .... location foreman
Anne Sidaris-Reeves .... swing gang (as Anne S. Reeves)
James E. Tocci .... set designer
Warren Williams .... gang boss
Donald F. Winter .... stage foreman (as Don Winter)
 
Sound Department
Raul A. Bruce .... boom operator
Gene S. Cantamessa .... sound mixer (as Gene Cantamessa)
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
Richard Mario Garza .... cable person
Leslie Gaulin .... assistant sound editor (as Leslie Troy Gaulin)
Gary S. Gerlich .... sound editor
David Hawkins .... sound editor
J. Paul Huntsman .... adr editor
J. Paul Huntsman .... adr supervisor
Doc Kane .... sound re-recording mixer
Gregg Landaker .... sound re-recording mixer
Carl Lewis .... adr editor (as Cari Lewis)
Tony Margulies .... foley artist (restored version)
Steve Maslow .... sound re-recording mixer
David Moritz .... apprentice sound editor
Frank E. Warner .... supervising sound editor (as Frank Warner)
Bill Wylie .... sound editor (as William J. Wylie)
Donald C. Rogers .... technical director of sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Peter Albiez .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Clayton R. Marsh .... opticals
 
Stunts
Reid Rondell .... stunt double
Steve M. Davison .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmett Brown .... key grip (as Emmett Allen Brown)
Billy Craft .... lighting operator
Elliot Davis .... camera operator
Jon Fauer .... camera operator: Washington D.C. (as John Fauer)
Rick Fee .... second assistant camera
Bill Fleming .... best boy grip (as William J. Fleming)
Robert E. Gaynor .... dolly grip
Adam Glick .... set lighting technician
Tim Griffith .... chief lighting technician (as Timothy J. Griffith)
Howard Hagadorn .... grip (as Howard R. Hagadorn)
Jim Hovey .... director of photography: Washington D.C.
Gábor Kövér .... first assistant camera: Washington D.C. (as Gabor Kover)
Christine M. Loss .... still photographer (as Christine Loss)
Terry H. Neville .... best boy: studio
Peter Portizo .... best boy electric (as Peter G. Portizo)
Lorey Sebastian .... still photographer: Washington D.C. (as Lorey Sebastien)
Stuart Stein .... second assistant camera: Washington D.C.
Ralph Stiers .... electrician
Joel Stout .... rigging gaffer
Alex Touyarot .... first assistant camera
Thomas D. Wazney .... grip (as Thomas Wazney)
James Woodward Sr. .... gaffer: Washington D.C. (as Jim Woodward Sr.)
 
Casting Department
Barbara Harris .... adr casting
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck .... costume supervisor: women (as Francine Patrice Jamison)
Violette Jones-Faison .... costumer (as Violette Jones)
James W. Tyson .... costume supervisor: men (as James Tyson)
 
Editorial Department
Jane Schwartz Jaffe .... first assistant editor
Bruce Pearson .... color timer
Jim Prior .... apprentice editor
Brian Ralph .... negative cutter
Christy Richmond .... apprentice editor
 
Music Department
Bob Badami .... music editor
David Boruff .... performer: sax solo
David Foster .... music supervisor
Humberto Gatica .... music recording mixer
Jay Graydon .... music arranger
 
Transportation Department
Hayden D. Anglin .... transportation coordinator
Stanley V. Henson Jr. .... transportation
Ron Riner .... transportation co-captain
Paul Youds .... transportation captain
Gilbert Young .... transportation captain: Washington D.C.
 
Other crew
James D. Bissell .... visual consultant (as James Bissell)
Jan Forman Campi .... production auditor assistant: Washington D.C. (as Jan Forman)
Bob Corff .... voice teacher
Patricia L. DeShields .... assistant production accountant (as Patricia DeShields)
R. Scott Doran .... production assistant
Chris Earthy .... assistant: David Foster
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer
Tina Garmaise .... production assistant: Washington D.C. (as Tina Garmaze)
Desmond Giffen .... caterer (as Desmond G. Giffen)
Donna Hart .... secretary: Joel Schumacher
Phyllis Gardner Hirsen .... unit publicist
Lisa Rose Horwitch .... production assistant
Paul Kaplansky .... assistant: Joel Schumacher
Jan Kemper .... script supervisor
Alan Korolowicz .... physical trainer
Karen Kovacevich .... assistant: Lauren Shuler
Shari Leibowitz .... production coordinator
Rebecca McCann .... secretary: Joel Schumacher
Margaret Mitchell .... production accountant
Mark Moelter .... caterer (as Mark J. Moelter)
Kenny Ortega .... choreographer
Mary Ream .... craft service
Eric Schwab .... location manager (as Eric B. Schwab)
Jackson Sousa .... physical trainer
Mary Vetula .... assistant location manager: Washington D.C.
Michael Wallace .... assistant location manager: Washington D.C. (as Mike Wallace)
Wayne Williams .... chapman crane operator
James Woodward Sr. .... shop steward: Washington D.C. (as Jim Woodward Sr.)
Eric Young .... location manager: Washington D.C.
Kevin J. Zeheb .... production assistant: Washington D.C. (as Kevin Zeheb)
 

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Runtime:
110 min | Canada:108 min (Ontario)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 (original rating) | Argentina:Atp (re-rating) | Australia:M | Canada:PG (Manitoba) | Canada:R (Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-12 | Iceland:L | Netherlands:12 | Norway:16 | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:NC-16 | Sweden:11 | UK:15 | USA:R (certificate #27681) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
St. Elmo's Bar is based on "The Tombs", a popular watering hole with Georgetown University students. For exterior shots, a full street set built at Universal Studios in Los Angeles was used.See more »
Goofs:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: In the beginning, the first time they go to the bar, while they are sitting drinking, Demi Moore (Jules) says a line but her mouth is not moving. The line she says is "except I'll have alligator bags", which is a line she says later while they meet Wendy at the homeless shelter for lunch.See more »
Quotes:
Kevin:How come you never ask me if I want a date?
Naomi:I thought you were gay!
See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
IF I TURN YOU AWAYSee more »

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46 out of 79 people found the following review useful.
I've Been There, and So Has The Brat Pack, 24 July 1999
Author: Mark Jones

How does a Brat-Pack movie wind up on a top ten list alongside

Citizen Kane and Gone With The Wind? Simple: it's real and it works. I've been there, and so has Joel Schumacher and the Pack.

I will never forget seeing this movie for the first time. I was two months out of undergrad school, in a strange town on a new job in a brand new professional career. I went to see it by myself, and during that time the Brat Pack jumped off the screen to connect with me in a way that few movies do. This warm and deeply sympathetic treatment of changes in a young person's life is Hollywood come to life in rare form.

Say what you will about the eighties; I say St. Elmo's is about life, and it's basic concept is timeless. This is a masterful movie, masterfuly crafted by a Director and cast of brilliant artists.

Not to mention the soundtrack...I still get goosebumps when I hear "Man In Motion", even back-to-back on my CD player with "Bach's Tocatta and Fugue in D minor". Hey, find what you like and stick with it!

Call it what you will, but it works, for a lot of people! Brat Pack, with all your warts and short-comings, I salute you, I salute US, because you made me one of you in your crowning achievement. Thank you!

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