St. Elmo's Fire

St. Elmo's Fire

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Director: Joel Schumacher

Cast: Joel Schumacher, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Andrew McCarthy

     
 

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Post-collegiate angst, '80s style, is the subject of this coming-of-age ensemble piece, which traces the fortunes of a group of Georgetown grads as they enter the real world and grapple with work, infidelity, and adulthood. The most outwardly upscale member of the gang, Jules (Demi Moore), hides a plethora of emotional baggage behind a chic wardrobe, an expensive

Overview

Post-collegiate angst, '80s style, is the subject of this coming-of-age ensemble piece, which traces the fortunes of a group of Georgetown grads as they enter the real world and grapple with work, infidelity, and adulthood. The most outwardly upscale member of the gang, Jules (Demi Moore), hides a plethora of emotional baggage behind a chic wardrobe, an expensive apartment, a fashionable drug habit, and lots of meaningless casual sex. Her friend Wendy (Mare Winningham) has the opposite problem; a trust-fund baby with body-image issues and little sexual experience, she's hung up on Billy (Rob Lowe), a no-good, sax-playing drunkard who can't face up to his responsibilities in the job market or at home with his wife and young child. Such open infidelity is anathema to Alex (Judd Nelson), who must maintain a sense of propriety even while engaging in compulsive womanizing; after all, the Democrat-turned-Republican's nascent political career requires the sort of picture-perfect relationship he shares with girlfriend Leslie (Ally Sheedy). That doesn't sit too well with tortured writer Kevin (Andrew McCarthy), who toils away at a newspaper job and pines away for the unattainable Leslie. Unrequited love also dogs Kirby (Emilio Estevez), a law-school student whose greatest wish is to romance classy doctor Dale Biberman (Andie MacDowell), who is, alas, way out of his league. Co-written by director Joel Schumacher and his studio intern, Carl Kurlander, St. Elmo's Fire spawned the number one pop hit "St. Elmo's Fire (Man in Motion)," which was credited to John Parr but co-written by music producer David Foster.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/07/2010
UPC:
0014381682823
Original Release:
1985
Rating:
R
Source:
Image Entertainment
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
11,385

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Robert A.A. Lowe Billy
Demi Moore Jules
Andrew McCarthy Kevin
Judd Nelson Alex
Ally Sheedy Leslie
Emilio Estevez Kirby
Mare Winningham Wendy
Andie MacDowell Dale Biberman
Martin Balsam Mr. Beamish
Jon Cutler Howie Krantz
Joyce Van Patten Mrs. Beamish
Jenny Wright Felicia
Blake Clark Wally
Jennifer Shull Actor
Gina Hecht Judith
Anna Maria Horsford Naomi
Patrick Winningham New Breed Band
Andy Scott New Breed Band
Daniele Iraberen New Breed Band
Bennet Bowman 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 No. 1
Jeffrey Lampert Brother-in-Law No. 2
Elizabeth Arlen Libby
Scott Nemes Nephew
Bernadette Birkett Rachel
Vincent J. Isaac Cop
Dean Miller Clayton
Jamison Anders Tommy Bancroft
Cindi Dietrich Flirt
David Lain Baker Jules's Date
Daniel Eden Street Tough
Laurel Page Nurse
Thom Bierdz Rowdy Undergrad
J.T. Solomon Hysterical Woman
Matthew Laurance Ron Dellasandro

Technical Credits
Joel Schumacher Director,Screenwriter
Peter Albiez Special Effects
Susan Becker Costumes/Costume Designer
James D. Bissell Production Designer
Stephen H. Burum Cinematographer
Gary Daigler Asst. Director
David Foster Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Charles M. Graffeo Set Decoration/Design
Ray Hartwick Production Manager
Jim Hovey Cinematographer
Carl Kurlander Screenwriter
Marci Liroff Casting
Richard Marks Editor
John Parr Songwriter
Reid Rondell Stunts
William Sandell Art Director
Bernard Schwartz Executive Producer
Rick Sharp Makeup
Lauren Shuler Producer
Jennifer Shull Casting
Ned Tanen Executive Producer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selections
1. Start [3:30]
2. Dr. Dale [2:07]
3. Suspended License [3:16]
4. Clearing Billy's Head [1:20]
5. "We Could Get Married." [3:02]
6. The Meaning of Life [3:55]
7. "I'm Not Gay." [5:33]
8. Secret Love [8:11]
9. Beamish Family Dinner [2:06]
10. Billy on the Roof [5:02]
11. Halloween Party [3:27]
12. Billy Brawl [2:37]
13. Lunch With Wendy [6:03]
14. Return of the Legend [2:00]
15. "Don't Give Up on Me." [1:17]
16. Hand-Picked Attache [1:05]
17. Party at Kim's [1:49]
18. Big Al's Announcement [3:35]
19. "You Break My Heart." [3:01]
20. Kirbo's Rival [3:30]
21. Part of His Props? [1:40]
22. Love of His Life [2:01]
23. Her Loss [:40]
24. "I Love Billy." [6:19]
25. Moving Out Day [2:31]
26. Self-Created Drama [1:45]
27. Wendy's Place [8:21]
28. New York Bound [7:10]

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St. Elmo's Fire 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 14 reviews.
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The movie is great and actually has a point i recommend it for mid-to older teenagers and adults
Guest More than 1 year ago
St.Elmos's fire is one of the best acted, best written movies ever...It always brings a tear to my eye... The Rob Lowe scene on the roof when he says how college was ''out of hand'' and it isn't like that anymore made me think of my wild times... The Demi Moore scene in her room at the end of the movie is a classic... In a time when movies had to keep your attention with plots and dialogue instead of special effects and nudity, this movie is one of the best
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I saw this film a few years ago, when I was in the same stage of my life as its characters, and really enjoyed it. Although some of the situations presented are a bit 80's-specific, the actual issues it deals with are the same nearly 20 years later. This film is also much stronger that the Gen X flicks such as Reality Bites that were supposed to address those themes. I would definitely recommend it.
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The first time that I saw St. Elmo's Fire, I was in the 7th Grade and I couldn't really relate to it that much. Years later I saw it again and loved the movie. It's such a fun movie, the cast is great, and I love the music. If you have not seen this movie, see it!!! It's about friendship, love, and growing up. All of the actors and actresses are wonderful in it!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
this movie is so great if you havent seen it i recomend it to anybody who loved The Breakfast Club its an excelent movie with an outstanding cast
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this movie is amazing.the first time i saw it,it was just great. this is the type of movie that has pretty much every mmovie genre in it.there are no other words to describe how wonderful this movie is.buy it,watch it with a friend or by yourself or with anybody,and see for yourself how fantastic it is.
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