The studio head allegedly wanted to cut the entire plot thread with Estevez's character being hopelessly obsessed with Andie MacDowell's character because they felt that it was 'too embarrassing'. Only when test audiences reacted so passionately to the ski lodge kiss scene did he admit that the director was right to include it.
was chosen for the part of 'Jules' after Schumacher watched her flee from a John Hughes casting session. He instructed his assistant to run after her and find out whether she was an actress.
and Demi Moore began dating during the filming of the movie. He said he was "deeply in love with her." For a time they were even engaged, though they never married.
The interchanges between 'Kevin' played by Andrew McCarthy and the hooker where based on a conversation between a hooker and a limo driver that the director, Joel Schumacher
, had once overheard.
Contributed by: Amanda Clement
The unexplained camaraderie that centers around the oft shouted phrase, "a boogata boogata boogata huah huah huah" (spelling subject to interpretation!), actually comes from an on-set joke among cast members. Some of the cast members laughingly noted that when a group of people, huddled in private conversation, erupted into laughter, it always sounded oddly like...a boogata boogata boogata (mumbled) huah huah huah (guffawed)
The director originally had felt that Rob Lowe
wasn't right for the part of wild child 'Billie'. Only after repeated phone calls from his agent and a passsionate speech about why he wanted the part did Rob eventually get it...
St. Elmo's Bar is based on The Tombs, a popular watering hole with Georgetown University students.
(Kevin) began a nasty smoking habit during the filming of the movie. It was rumored that only in the mid nineties did he finally kick the habit.
Everyone in the movie was playing a 21 or 22 year old. But the youngest cast member at the time was Rob Lowe, who played Billy. He was just 19!
When movies are made, scenes are often
left on the cutting room floor.
Sometimes, there will be several versions
of a movie floating about on cable, tv or video etc. Other times, a Director may
release a special cut of the movie.