Welcome back as we Return to 1985 and review the coming-of-age classic, St. Elmo’s Fire. In this episode, Paul is joined by Lizzie Newton and Del Roehling to discuss this movie as well as the music. Whether you love this movie or hate it, this is the place for you!
Come and hang with your favorite Brat Pack, and enjoy the show!
Del can be found on the show 80s at 8 on 91.1 WEDM FM. Even though the station is not on the air right now during these Corona days, you can still follow Del on the 80s at 8 Facebook page where he posts 80s news.
Billy: Jules, y’know, honey… this isn’t real. You know what it is? It’s St. Elmo’s Fire. Electric flashes of light that appear in dark skies out of nowhere. Sailors would guide entire journeys by it, but the joke was on them… there was no fire. There wasn’t even a St. Elmo. They made it up. They made it up because they thought they needed it to keep them going when times got tough, just like you’re making up all of this. We’re all going through this. It’s our time at the edge.
St. Elmo’s Fire was released in theaters on this day 34 years ago (June 28, 1985)
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Wendy: Yea… ya wanna know what’s great? Last night I woke up in the middle of the night to make myself a peanut butter and jelly sandwich… and ya know, it was my kitchen, it was my refrigerator, it was my apartment… and it was the BEST peanut butter and jelly sandwich that I have had in my entire life.
Happy 59th birthday to Mare Winningham!!!
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Alec: You cannot have the Pretenders’ first album! That’s mine. Leslie: I bought it. Alec: You did not! You can have all the Billy Joels… except The Stranger. Leslie: I’m taking Thriller and Mahler’s ninth. Alec: Kevin is so fond of Mahler. Leslie: I moved in with Jules. Alec: Oh how nice, roomies again… No Springsteen is leaving this house! You can have all the Carly Simons. Leslie: You got me those for Valentine’s Day. Remember, they’re used to be Valentine’s Day here, Remember? Alec: You ran out on this relationship. You take the consequences. Leslie: I didn’t run out on anything. You ran out. Alec: You fucked Kevin. Leslie: You fucked many! Alec: Nameless, faceless many! Leslie: I feel much better now, thanks. Alec: You’re not taking The Police. Leslie: Anyway, I didn’t just fuck Kevin! I was confused and angry, and I care about him deeply. Alec: Get your clothes, give me the keys and get out! Now! Leslie: I can’t believe this is happening to us. Alec: Wasted love!
[Throws football, across the room] Alec: God, I just wish I could get it back!
I feel awkward saying this after that fight, but Happy 54th Birthday to Ally Sheedy!!!
Jules, y’know, honey… this isn’t real. You know what it is? It’s St. Elmo’s Fire. Electric flashes of light that appear in dark skies out of nowhere. Sailors would guide entire journeys by it, but the joke was on them… there was no fire. There wasn’t even a St. Elmo. They made it up. They made it up because they thought they needed it to keep them going when times got tough, just like you’re making up all of this. We’re all going through this. It’s our time at the edge.
Alec: You’re being arrested for drunk driving.
Billy: Drunk definitely, I don’t know if you could call it driving.
Question: What show featured a courtroom bailiff named Rusty and a court reporter named Doug Llewelyn?
Last Question: In St. Elmo’s Fire, what university were the main characters alumni of?
I loved this movie about a group of friends that have just graduated from Georgetown University, and their adjustment to real life. But, I could really do without the “Boogada-Boogada-Boogada, Ah-Oh-Oh”. It makes me want to put an ice pick through my ears, rip out my hear, and poke out my newly repaired eyes!