The Bonfire Of The Vanities
Warner Bros. (1990)
Comedy, Drama, Mystery
In Collection
126 mins
IMDB 5.1

Tom Hanks Sherman McCoy
Bruce Willis Peter Fallow
Melanie Griffith Maria Ruskin
Kim Cattrall Judy McCoy
Saul Rubinek Jed Kramer
Morgan Freeman Judge Leonard White
F. Murray Abraham D.A. Abe Weiss
John Hancock Reverend Bacon
Kevin Dunn Thomas Killian
Clifton James Albert Fox
Louis Giambalvo Ray Andruitti

Director Brian De Palma
Producer Brian De Palma
Fred C. Caruso
Writer Tom Wolfe
Michael Cristofer
Cinematography Vilmos Zsigmond
Musician Dave Grusin

Film adaptation of the Tom Wolfe novel of the same name. Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks) is a Wall Street millionaire who enjoys the good life and the favors of his gold-digger mistress Maria Ruskin (Melanie Griffith). One night, as the two are driving back to Maria's apartment, Maria makes a wrong turn and the two find themselves in the South Bronx. Maria sees a black youth approaching Sherman's car and guns the engine, running over the teenager and killing him. They drive away and decide not to report the accident. Meanwhile, journalist Peter Fallow (Bruce Willis), anxious for a sensational story, comes upon the youth's death as a rallying point for the local black community. Local district attorney Abe Weiss (F. Murray Abraham) uses the press coverage of the case against Sherman as a way to elevate his own mayoral candidacy. As Sherman is excoriated by the public, the New York community erupts into different factions, all of whom use the case to suit their own purposes. Finally, Sherman is left without any allies to support him except for the sympathetic Judge Leonard White (Morgan Freeman) and the remorseful Fallow.

Edition Details
Audience Rating R (Restricted)
Country USA
Language English
Distributor Warner Home Video
Barcode 085391204824
Region Region 1; Region 4
Chapters 35
Release Date 11/9/1999
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Fullscreen (4:3)
Fullscreen (4:3, Letterboxed)
Anamorphic Widescreen (1.85:1)
Subtitles English; Dutch; French; German; Spanish; Italian; Portuguese; English (Closed Captioned); Arabic; Bulgarian; Romanian; Italian (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [French]
Layers Dual Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

Scene Access Interactive Menus
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Purchase Price $9.98
Links The Bonfire Of The Vanities at Movie Collector Connect
Amazon US
DVD Empire