The Bonfire of the Vanities

The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

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.

  • Genre: Crime, Comedy, Drama
  • Release Date: 1990-12-21
  • User Rating: 5.6/10 from 336 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 5min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Warner Bros. Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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After his mistress runs over a black teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight; A down-and-out reporter breaks the story and opportunists clamber to use it to their advantage.

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  • The Bonfire of the Vanities Photos

    Directing Brian De Palma Director
    Production Brian De Palma Producer
    Editing David Ray Editor
    Production Lynn Stalmaster Casting
    Editing Bill Pankow Editor
    Production Peter Guber Executive Producer
    Production Jon Peters Executive Producer
    Art Richard Sylbert Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Ann Roth Costume Designer
    Camera Vilmos Zsigmond Director of Photography
    Sound Dave Grusin Original Music Composer
    Writing Michael Cristofer Screenplay
    Writing Tom Wolfe Novel
    Editing Beth Jochem Besterveld Editor
    Camera Eric Schwab Second Unit Director of Photography