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Bonfire of the Vanities
- Tom Hanks

Overview - Brian De Palma (SCARFACE) directed this lavish adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling satirical novel, featuring Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith, and Bruce Willis. Hanks stars as Sherman McCoy, a distinctly 1980s brand of wealthy Wall Street wizard who takes a mighty fall from his glitzy lifestyle after he and his mistress (Griffith) put a Bronx youth into a coma via a hit-and-run accident.  Read more...

 
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Overview

Brian De Palma (SCARFACE) directed this lavish adaptation of Tom Wolfe's best-selling satirical novel, featuring Tom Hanks, Melanie Griffith, and Bruce Willis. Hanks stars as Sherman McCoy, a distinctly 1980s brand of wealthy Wall Street wizard who takes a mighty fall from his glitzy lifestyle after he and his mistress (Griffith) put a Bronx youth into a coma via a hit-and-run accident. Alcoholic reporter Peter Fallow (Willis) sees the crime as an opportunity for big headlines, and soon Sherman is the target of every political and media group in the city, including an Al Sharpton-style black leader named Rev. Bacon (John Hancock) and a sleazy D.A. (F. Murray Abraham). SEX IN THE CITY babe Kim Catrall costars as Sherman's long-suffering wife, and Morgan Freeman is the judge who tries to reign in this three-ring media circus of a case. Like the decade it parodies, this film is proudly over the top in its lavishness. It's also filled to overflowing with inspired casting, wildly inventive comedy, and the sort of artistically ambitious tracking shots for which its director is renowned.

Cast List

Bruce Willis - American actor, THE SIXTH SENSE (1999)
Emmanuel Xuereb - Actor
Marjorie Monaghan - Actress/"Space Rangers"
Alan King - Actor/Comedian/Producer
Irwin Alan Kinberg - Actor/Comedian/Producer
Donald Moffat - British Actor
Clifton James - Star, Film and TV movies/appearances, '50s-90s, LONE STAR
Melanie Griffith - American actress; WORKING GIRL
Morgan Freeman - American Actor
Adam LeFevre - Actor/"Only You 1994"
Kurt Fuller - Actor
Kevin Dunn - American actor
Louis Giambalvo - American Actor
Kim Cattrall - American actress, model, SEX AND THE CITY
Brian De Palma - American Director/Screenwriter, SCARFACE (1983)
Brian DePalma - American Director/Screenwriter, SCARFACE (1983)
Brian Russell De Palma - American Director/Screenwriter, SCARFACE (1983)
Dave Grusin - Composer, AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (1982)
David Grusin - Composer, AUTHOR! AUTHOR! (1982)
Tom Wolfe - American Author, THE RIGHT STUFF
Vilmos Zsigmond - Hungarian Director of Photography
William Zsigmond - Hungarian Director of Photography
Ann Roth - Costume Designer
Tom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
Thom Hanks - Oscar-winning actor/director/producer
F. Murray Abraham - American actor, AMADEUS
Fahrid Murray Abraham - American actor, AMADEUS
Kirsten Dunst - American actor, INTERVIEW WITH THE VAMPIRE/BRING IT ON
Barton Heyman - Supporting actor, THE EXORCIST
Saul Rubinek - American Actor
Richard Sylbert - Production designer, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 126
  • Color Format: Color
  • UPC: 883929155378
  • Genre: Drama
  • Rating: R (MPAA)
  • Release Date: August 2010

Related Categories:
Movies > Dramas

Related Keywords:
Law/Lawyers
Race Relations
Injustice
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Synopsis:
A super-successful Wall Street type and his mistress are involved in a hit-and-run accident. A cast of colorful characters, particularly a down-on-his-luck journalist, sees this couple's misfortune as a meal ticket in this rather savagely underrated film loosely based on Tom Wolf's best-seller.

Reviews:
"...An array of flamboyant supporting performances..." - 05/01/1991 Sight and Sound, p.42-3

 
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