I think we can all agree that Demi Moore has aged the best, and went on to have the most successful career. I still don't get the Ashton Kutcher thing, but what do I know?
I totally dug Rob Lowe's hair in this flick. A mullet, I know. I'm ashamed now, but at the time it was kick-ass. Lowe had potential but derailed his career in 1988 when he got caught in a sex scandal involving video tape and a minor. Ironically he ended up on the West Wing in 1999.
While my 20-year old self identified with Andrew McCarthy's chain-smoking, wannabe writer, Kevin Dolenz, I seem to recall Jay Mohr's SNL impression of McCarthy more than Andrew himself. As an actor I've never really cared for him, his expressions and his tendency to overact. I mean, look at that picture above. How forced is that laugh?
While I liked Emilio Estevez in St. Elmo's, I never much cared for him either: "'Andrew! You've got to be number one! I won't tolerate any losers in this family!" (Yes, I know that was The Breakfast Club, not St. Elmo) Plus he totally made a mess of the film adaptation of SE Hinton's That Was Then...This is Now. I guess he was good in Repo Man.
Ally Sheedy. I don't recall what else she's done besides some lesbian art flick that I've never seen. Judd Nelson and his ever-expanding nostrils did a TV stint on Suddenly Susan. He appears to have stayed busy, but put a gun to my head and I still couldn't tell you what with. And then there's Maude Mare Winningham. I like Mare for some reason, though at the moment I can only picture her as Wyatt Earps' laudanum addicted wife, Mattie Blaylock. I read that she was actually pregnant while filming St. Elmo's Fire; kind of funny since she played the virgin in the "scuba suit."
Anyway, happy 25th anniversary to the cast of St. Elmo's Fire. Considering that this was was a movie about 20-somethings it seems strange that it's only turning 25? Shouldn't it be turning 40-something like the rest of us?