• Publication date: March 24, 2014

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Tom Hanks and Bruce Willis star in this tale of modern greed, lust corporate corruption and vanity is America.

  • Publication date: March 24, 2014

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1990

MBC Max:

August 15, 2014 18:00 (KSA) ~ August 15, 2014 17:00 (CLT)

Bonfire of the Vanity puts fuel on an already burning fire pit, the fire of money worshiping, greed and corruption. The story is an adaptation of the #1 bestseller book by Tom Wolf, directed by veteran Filmmaker Brian De Palma, and stars some of the finest actors of their generation. The story line focuses on Financial “Master of the Universe” Sherman McCoy (Tom Hanks) following an accident implicating his mistress Maria Ruskin (Melanie Griffith) while she was driving his car, which resulted in the death of a little black boy. Then came a barrage of sensationalist tabloids, aiming to tannish his reputation, distorting the truth and public opinion like only the media can do. Unfortunately the tabloids seem to have created a wave that soon many opportunists will try to ride in order to take advantage of someone’s bad luck. This is a story of Greed, deception and corporate corruption, a micro portrait of a society slowly drowning in the shadow of its dreams, disguised as a dramatic Comedy, and sparkled with funny comedic moments to alleviate the heavy issues the film is dealing with.


  • Tom Hanks as Sherman McCoy
  • Bruce Willis as Peter Fallow
  • Melanie Griffith as Maria Ruskin
  • Morgan Freeman as Judge Leonard White
  • Kim Cattrall as Judy McCoy
  • Saul Rubinek as Jed Kramer
  • Alan King as Arthur Ruskin
  • John Hancock as Reverend Bacon
  • Kevin Dunn as Tom Killian
  • Donald Moffat as Mr McCoy
  • Barton Heyman as Detective Martin
  • Norman Parker as Detective Goldberg
  • Louis Giambalvo as Ray Andruitti
  • Mary Alice as Annie Lamb

Directed by: Brian De Palma

Rating: R