This glib, insubstantial soap opera is emblematic of Hollywood in the mid-1980s. Its blow-dried, youthful stars enjoyed fame and notoriety as members of the so-called "Brat Pack."
Four months after graduation seven Georgetown University pals still stick together, often patronizing St. Elmo's Bar, a campus hangout. The narrative opens when an emergency brings the whole gang to a hospital: Billy Hixx (Rob Lowe), a bad-boy musician pining for his estranged wife, has been in a
drunken car accident with his steady date, plain-looking blueblood Wendy Beamish (Mare Winningham). Law student Kirby Kager (Emilio Estevez) bails the pair out with legal doubletalk. In the pr...