The Bonfire of the Vanities 31 years old

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.

The Bonfire of the Vanities

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 Cast

Name Character
Tom Hanks He was 34, now 66 years old as Sherman McCoy
Bruce Willis He was 35, now 67 years old as Peter Fallow
John Hancock He was 253, 56 years old when he died as Reverend Bacon
Morgan Freeman He was 53, now 85 years old as Judge Leonard White
Kevin Dunn He was 34, now 66 years old as Tom Killian
Beth Broderick She was 31, now 63 years old as Caroline Heftshank
F. Murray Abraham He was 51, now 83 years old as D.A. Abe Weiss
Kirsten Dunst She was 8, now 40 years old as Campbell McCoy
Kim Cattrall She was 34, now 66 years old as Judy McCoy
Rita Wilson She was 34, now 66 years old as P.R. Woman
Clifton James He was 70, 96 years old when he died as Albert Fox
Alan King He was 62, 76 years old when he died as Arthur Ruskin
Melanie Griffith She was 33, now 65 years old as Maria Ruskin
Saul Rubinek He was 42, now 74 years old as Jed Kramer
Donald Moffat He was 59, 87 years old when he died as Mr. McCoy
Camryn Manheim She was 29, now 61 years old as Poe Picketer
Barton Heyman He was 53, 59 years old when he died as Det. Martin
Kurt Fuller He was 37, now 69 years old as Pollard Browning
Susan Forristal as Well Wisher
Adam LeFevre He was 40, now 72 years old as Rawlie Thorpe
Louis Giambalvo He was 45, now 77 years old as Ray Andruitti
Norman Parker He was 46, now 78 years old as Det. Goldberg

The Bonfire of the Vanities Crew

Name Department
David Ray as Editor. Editing
Beth Jochem Besterveld as Editor. Editing
Lynn Stalmaster as Casting. He was 63 (now 95) years old Production
Bill Pankow as Editor. He was 38 (now 70) years old Editing
Ann Roth as Costume Designer. She was 59 (now 91) years old Costume & Make-Up
Dave Grusin as Original Music Composer. He was 56 (now 88) years old Sound
Vilmos Zsigmond as Director of Photography. He was 60 (85) years old when He died Camera
Tom Wolfe as Novel. He was 59 (87) years old when He died Writing
Michael Cristofer as Screenplay. He was 45 (now 77) years old Writing
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The Bonfire of the Vanities (31 years)

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.

  • Release day: Friday, December 21, 1990
  • Runtime: 125 minutes
  • Budget: 47000000.00
  • Revenue: 15691192.00