It’s hard to know whether to say that St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) reflects the 1980s. On the one hand, it does star the so-called Brat Pack of young stars (real or wannabe) of the era. On the other hand, it is so cheesy and Hollywood-version-of-unreality, starring the so-called Brat Pack of young stars (real or wannabe) of the era:
Emilio Estevez as Kirby “Kirbo” Keager, a law student and waiter at St. Elmo’s Bar.
Rob Lowe as Billy Hicks, a saxophonist “frat boy” and reluctant husband and father.
Andrew McCarthy as Kevin Dolenz, a writer for The Washington Post with a sullen streak, and Kirby’s roommate.
Demi Moore as Julianna “Jules” Van Patten, an international banker and the “party girl” of the group.
Judd Nelson as Alec Newbury, a yuppie pursuing a career in politics.
Ally Sheedy as Leslie Hunter, a budding architect who is reluctant to marry Alec.
Mare Winningham as Wendy Beamish, a welfare clerk from a wealthy family and devoted to helping others.
If you’ve never seen it, you’ve gotta watch it. And in a twisted, ironic, completely unhistorical way, you’ve gotta love it.