“The Bonfire of the Vanities” quotes

(1990)
Movie The Bonfire of the Vanities
Brian De Palma directed this movie in 1990
Title The Bonfire of the Vanities
Year 1990
Director Brian De Palma
Genre Drama, Comedy
Plot – Sherman McCoy, a rich young stock trader, leaves his wife Judy and their baby girl at home and picks up his mistress Maria Ruskin at the airport in New York. While driving, he makes a wrong turn and finds himself in the dark under a viaduct in a bad neighborhood. Two black thugs try to assault him: he manages to fight back but in the meantime his lover gets behind the wheel and unintentionally runs over one who ends up in hospital in a coma. Many people would like to take advantage of the episode although nobody knows who is responsible: the police try to find the owner of the luxurious Mercedes - one of the thugs saw the first two license plate numbers; the mother of the wounded thug wants to be compensated; the bold Reverend Bacon would like to transform this road rage episode into a case around which to rally the black community; District Attorney Abe Weiss wants to demonstrate his impartiality to black voters. The police identify the car's license plate and McCoy is arrested. He originally insisted with his lover Mary to report the accident to the authorities, but she refused and left McCoy to rely on a good lawyer to come out unscathed. In the courtroom, the Court is represented by Judge Leonard White, an honest impartial black magistrate, whose only interests are respect for the law and the dignity of each human being. Things get more complicated when reporter Peter Fallow, in search of a scoop, contacts Reverend Bacon and works hard to have Sherman incriminated. During the trial Sherman produces a fragment of a secret recording in which Maria Ruskin, returning home after the accident, states that she was behind the wheel. Hence the guilty are condemned, the billionaire is absolved, the political ambitions of the candidate for the mayor's chair collapse and Fallow wins the Pulitzer Prize.
All actors – Tom Hanks, Bruce Willis, Melanie Griffith, Kim Cattrall, Saul Rubinek, Morgan Freeman, John Hancock, Kevin Dunn, Clifton James, Louis Giambalvo, Barton Heyman, Norman Parker, Donald Moffat, Alan King, Beth Broderick, Kurt Fuller, Adam LeFevre, Richard Libertini, Andre Gregory, Mary Alice, Robert Stephens, Marjorie Monaghan, Rita Wilson, Kirsten Dunst, Troy Winbush, Patrick Malone, Emmanuel Xuereb, Scotty Bloch, Hansford Rowe, Elizabeth Owens, Malachy McCourt, John Eric Bentley, William Clark, Jeff Brooks, Brennan McKay, Don McManus, James Lally, Marcia Mitzman Gaven, William Woodson, Nelson Vasquez, Fanni Green, Roy Milton Davis, Shiek Mahmud-Bey, Stewart J. Zully, Helen Stenborg, Timothy Jenkins, Sam Jenkins, Vito D'Ambrosio, Paul Bates, Camryn Manheim, J.D. Wyatt, Eyde Byrde, David Lipman, George Merritt, Kirk Taylor, O. LaRon Clark, Louis P. Lebherz, Walker Joyce, Anatoli Davydov, Nancy McDonald, Ray Iannicelli, Daniel Hagen, Kimberleigh Aarn, Walter Flanagan, Mike Hodge, Ernestine Jackson, Nicholas Levitin, Novella Nelson, Noble Lee Lester, Adina Winston, Richard Belzer, Cynthia Mason, Ermal Williamson, W.M. Hunt, Gian-Carlo Scandiuzzi, Jon Rashad Kamal, Channing Chase, Hal England, Joy Claussen, John Fink, Judith Burke, Barry Michlin, Connie Sawyer, Johnny Crear, Sherri Paysinger, Stacy Francis, Barbara Gooding, Kathleen Murphy Palmer, Lorraine Moore, Doris Leggett, Kathryn Danielle, Oliver Dixon, Jennifer Bassey, Katrina Braque, Richard Gilbert-Hill, Marie Chambers, Virginia Morris, Barry Neikrug, George Plimpton, Susan Forristal, F. Murray Abraham, John Blyth Barrymore, Debbie Lee Carrington, Sarah Essex, Terry Farrell, Gary Jones, Sharmagne Leland-St. John, Michael Merton, Jack Mulcahy, Denise Nelan, Kariim Ratcliff, John Reidy, Geraldo Rivera, Joey Sontz, Daisy Alexandra Sylbert-Torres, Curt Truman, Clinton H. Wallace
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