One of the bars was used in the film was torn down in Washington, DC with several of the cast members in attendance.
# Singer John Parr, who co-wrote and sung the title song "St. Elmo`s Fire" for the soundtrack, explained during a speech at the Childrens choice awards in Sheffield that he was "not particularly thrilled" to be working on the film and that, motivation for the song actually came from a young man who had recently become paralyzed. He said that "the wheels" of the Man in Motion referenced in the lyrics was popularly thought to mean the wheels of Demi Moore`s jeep, but actually refers instead to those of a wheelchair.
Blake Clark`s film debut.
Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy and Judd Nelson all portrayed college graduates in this 1985 film, the same year all three actors also portrayed high school students in The Breakfast Club (1985).
The street that the St. Elmo bar is on is in the Universal back lot with several fill in buildings in between sets. About two to three buildings to the left is the Hill Valley Clock Tower from Back to the Future (1985).
Joan Cusack turned down the role of Jules.
Brooke Shields, Meg Ryan, Jamie Lee Curtis, Melanie Griffith, Sarah Jessica Parker, Bridget Fonda, Elisabeth Shue and Jennifer Jason Leigh were all considered for the role of Leslie.
Tatum O`Neal was offered the role of Jules, but turned it down.
Robert Downey Jr. was considered for the role of Billy.
Jodie Foster reportedly turned down the offer to play Jules.