The Bonfire of the Vanities


Runtime : 02h05
Genres : Comedy, Drama
Release : December 21, 1990
Studio : Warner Bros.
Domestic revenue : $15,691,192
Director : Brian De Palma
Writer : Michael Cristofer
Shooting place : The United States

Cast and characters

Tom Hanks Sherman McCoy
Bruce Willis Peter Fallow
Melanie Griffith Maria Ruskin
Kim Cattrall Judy McCoy
Saul Rubinek Jed Kramer
Morgan Freeman Judge Leonard White
John Hancock Reverend Bacon
Kevin Dunn Tom Killian
Clifton James Albert Fox
Louis Giambalvo Ray Andruitti
Norman Parker Detective Goldberg
Barton Heyman Detective Martin
Donald Moffat Mr. McCoy
Alan King Arthur Ruskin
Beth Broderick Caroline Heftshank


Financial "Master of the Universe" Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a black boy with his car. When yellow journalist Peter Fallow enflames public opinion with a series of distorted tabloid articles on the accident, the case is seized upon by opportunists like Reverend Bacon and mayoral candidate D.A. Abe Weiss.