St. Elmo's fire

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Noun1.St. Elmo's fire - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphereSt. Elmo's fire - an electrical discharge accompanied by ionization of surrounding atmosphere
arc, electric arc, electric discharge, spark, discharge - electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field
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Rob Lowe, star of "St. Elmo's Fire," "The Outsiders" and the award-winning political sitcom "West Wing," owns one of the most stunning estates in California's star-studded enclave, Montecito.
Moore, who has come a long way since she first became a star with her career making turn in 1985's St. Elmo's Fire, said it was early in her career that she found recovery, reported "I was spiraling down a path of real self-destruction and no matter what success I had I just never felt good enough," Moore said at the event on Saturday.
She started off with an appearance in "General Hospital," "Blame It on Rio" (1984) and "St. Elmo's Fire" (1985), but her role in "About Last Night" (1986) is what established her as a Hollywood star.
The song was written and performed by his older brother JEFF JONES, founding member of the heavy metal band St. Elmo's Fire.
Was it static electricity buildup to a discharge, St. Elmo's fire or a lightning strike.?
At that point I recalled something I'd learned when encountering St. Elmo's fire and a remark made by an old freight dog.
He was the dreamy Sodapop Curtis in "The Outsiders" and the persistant hustler Nick De Angelo in "Oxford Blues" and, later, the saxophone-playing screw-up Billy Hicks in Joel Schumacher's "St. Elmo's Fire," a bad boy role that secured Lowe a spot, for better or worse, in the "Brat Pack," a term coined for a core crew of actors such as Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore and Molly Ringwald--all of whom loathed the term--who defined coming-of-age movies during the Reagan administration.
Remember Andrew McCarthy from the flicks St. Elmo's Fire and Pretty in Pink?
St. Elmo's Fire follows a tightly knit group of recent Georgetown University graduates who face their "freshman year of life." Set in Washington, D.C., the 1985 film stars many of the original "Brat Pack," including Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy and Mare Winningham.
He composed the score for the film St. Elmo's Fire, including "Love Theme from St.
After all, Joel Schumacher once dressed storefront windows and then went on to give us The Lost Boys and St. Elmo's Fire."