The Bonfire of the VanitiesDecember 21, 1990
Financial "Master of the Universe" Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a black boy with his car…
Release Year: 1990
Rating: 5.2/10 (11,750 voted)
Brian De Palma
Stars: Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith
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.
Writers: Michael Cristofer, Tom Wolfe
Judge Leonard White
Take one Wall Street tycoon, his Fifth Avenue mistress, a reporter hungry for fame, and make the wrong turn in The Bronx…then sit back and watch the sparks fly.
Release Date: 21 December 1990
Filming Locations: 346 E 59th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $4,216,063
(21 December 1990)
Did You Know?
The making of this film was chronicled in Julie Salamon's best-selling book "The Devil's Candy."
Before cuckold Arthur Ruskin dies in the restaurant, his cocktail glass alternates from between his hands to outside his hands.
Maria, you're incorrigible!
This is what I call an honest movie.
After reading a large number of negative reviews, it finally became
clear to me why this movie is so widely hated – because it honestly
depicts the modern biased race-based American society, in which
uneducated crowds are ready to devour an honest person, and punish him
for a crime he didn't commit. The acting is great, Tom Hanks does an
admirable job, however,it isn't acting which makes the movie great. The
superb directing, creating realistic and horrible scenes of dirty
political games and black (literally) PR, capture my attention. So, to
sum up, a brilliant political satire. The movie could make a laughable
comedy, if it wasn't so terrifying…