St Elmo's Fire

St Elmo's Fire

Joel Schumacher (1985)

103min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The cast would probably like to forget it, but this Brat Pack movie is now a great example of the excesses of the 1980s and a reminder to young actors that it can all go horribly wrong or - in the case of Demi Moore and Mare Winningham for a short time - wonderfully right. Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy and Judd Nelson - all of whose careers have never been the same again - play the college pals trying to make their way in the world while wrestling with problems like drug abuse, a teenage marriage, unrequited love and hidden sexuality. Directed by Falling Down's Joel Schumacher, this is glossy and glib like so much else from the decade it represents, but it's also a fascinating record of what that generation was watching, wearing and listening to.

Summary

Seven college graduates leave behind the trials of adolescence and meet the responsibilities of the adult world head on as they work to achieve their aspirations and sort out their complicated relationships. Coming-of-age drama, starring Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Andrew McCarthy, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy. Directed by Joel Schumacher.

Cast & Crew

Billy Hicks Rob Lowe
Jules Jacoby Demi Moore
Kevin Dolenz Andrew McCarthy
Alec Newbary Judd Nelson
Leslie Hunter Ally Sheedy
Kirby Keger Emilio Estevez
Wendy Beamish Mare Winningham
Dale Biberman Andie MacDowell
Director Joel Schumacher
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Contains swearing and drug abuse.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama