The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Bonfire of the Vanities, The (1990, USA) C-125m. SCOPE ** D : Brian De Palma. Starring Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Morgan Freeman, John Hancock, Kevin Dunn, Clifton James, Donald Moffat, Rita Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, Emmanuel Xuereb, F. Murray Abraham. Adaptation of Tom Wolfe's satirical bestseller about Wall Street hotshot Hanks, whose sins come to the surface after a hit-and-run accident in the Bronx, which gives reporter Willis the story of his life. Quite amusing, but never hits bull's-eye. Excellent photography by Vilmos Zsigmond.


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