The Bonfire of the Vanities [DVD] [1990]

  • SKU: 18720565
  • Release Date: 08/10/2010
  • Rating: R
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

Special Features


  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


The Bonfire of the Vanities
Brian De Palma's Hollywood sanitization of Tom Wolfe's scabrous satire stars Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy, the "master of the universe," a shallow Wall Street investor who makes millions while enjoying the good life and the sexual favors of Maria Ruskin (Melanie Griffith), a Southern belle golddigger. Sherman and Maria are driving back to Maria's apartment from the airport when Maria takes a wrong turn on the expressway and the two find themselves in the South Bronx. She sees a black youth approaching Sherman's car and Maria, frightened, guns the engine, running over the teenager and killing him. The two drive away and decide not to report the accident to the police. Meanwhile, indigent alcoholic journalist Peter Fallow (Bruce Willis), anxious for a story to make good with his editor, comes upon the hit-and-run tale through local black community activist, Reverend Bacon (John Hancock). Bacon plans to use the hit-and-run case as a rallying point for the black community, while Fallow recognizes the press coverage inherent in prosecuting the callow Sherman. As Sherman is brought to his knees, the New York community fragments into different factions who use the case to suit their own cynical political purposes. Finally, Sherman is left without any allies to support him except for the sympathetic Judge White (Morgan Freeman) and the remorseful Fallow. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Tom Hanks
    Tom Hanks - Sherman McCoy
  • Bruce Willis
    Bruce Willis - Peter Fallow
  • Melanie Griffith
    Melanie Griffith - Maria Ruskin
  • Kim Cattrall
    Kim Cattrall - Judy McCoy
  • Morgan Freeman
    Morgan Freeman - Judge Leonard White



Overall customer rating

4.8
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Forget the book and accept the film on it's own

    Posted
    Roundman
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    There are so many delicious moments in this film that it boggles the mind. Hanks is great as always and Griffith is eye candy and there are so many great characteractors in parts that will have yousaying, "wow, that's Al Sharpton!" etc...along with Richard Libertini as a bitter but realistic high school teacher and a slew of others. My recomendation again, is get your popcorn, sit back and prepare to laugh and enjoy a film that was never given it's due.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The bonefire of the vanities

    Posted
    Madlax007kurauphantommemo
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    A very great movie classic starring Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis. This movie is very similar to the other movie called Wall Street the money never sleeps.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    tom hanks!

    Posted
    shanisawesome
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    I collect anything he's been in because he's amazing! awesome movie as always!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    tom hanks is awesome!

    Posted
    shanisawesome
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    I buy anything tom hanks!! i love this movie so i decided to purchase it

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    De Palma Comedy!

    Posted
    Chad
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    Not considered a hit, but I've always enjoyed this film.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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