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The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

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Tom Hanks Tom Hanks
Sherman McCoy
Bruce Willis Bruce Willis
Peter Fallow
Melanie Griffith Melanie Griffith
Maria Ruskin
Kim Cattrall Kim Cattrall
Judy McCoy
Saul Rubinek Saul Rubinek
Jed Kramer
Morgan Freeman Morgan Freeman
Judge Leonard White
John Hancock John Hancock
Reverend Bacon
Kevin Dunn Kevin Dunn
Tom Killian


Written by
Michael Cristofer Michael Cristofer
(screenplay)
Tom Wolfe Tom Wolfe
(novel)


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7 years, 4 months ago at Mar 15 18:14
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What the heck was wrong with The Bonfire of the Vanities? To start with, everything about this flick doesn't feel right from the beginning to the casting of Tom Hanks as an unlikable Wall Street tycoon, as well as Bruce Willis as a journalist who was supposed to be British, plus the torturous production on how everything got made. Published by Tom Wolfe in 1987 and then turned into a major film in... read more

An average movie

5 years, 9 months ago at Oct 31 12:30
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Even though this movie had a rather lousy reputation, since I always had a weak spot for Brian De Palmaโ€™s work, I still wanted to check it out. Basically, the whole thing was some kind of really misguided book adaptation and it was at the time a major critical and commercial flop. To be honest, I have to admit that I have never read the book itself but it was a massive best-seller and many argue... read more
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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.
Release date: 21 December 1990
UPC: 085391204824
Tags: Drama (6), Comedy (5), 1990 (3), Courtroom (3), 1990s (3), Based On A Novel (3), New York (2), Infidelity (2), 90's (2), Box Office Flop (2), Satire (1), Affair (1), HQ (1), Extramarital Affair (1), Critically Bashed (1), (1)
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