The Bonfire of the Vanities Poster

Release Date: December 21st, 1990

DVD Release Date: November 23rd, 1999

R|2 hr 6 min

Plot Summary
In this adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel, powerful Wall Street executive Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks) is riding with his greedy girlfriend, Maria (Melanie Griffith), when she makes a wrong turn and winds up in the Bronx. There, she runs over a black boy and drives off without reporting it. When alcoholic tabloid reporter Peter Fallow (Bruce Willis) discovers the story, he knows it will be scandalous and riles up New Yorkers with his coverage of the case, which soon goes to trial.

Cast: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Morgan Freeman, F. Murray Abraham, John Hancock

Director: Brian De Palma

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Warner Bros.

Keywords: Brash, Car, 1980s, Cheeky, Witty