The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)

Director
Brian De Palma

Main cast
Tom Hanks; Bruce Willis; Melanie Griffith; Kim Cattrall; Saul Rubinek

Genres
Comedy, Drama

Description
After his mistress runs over a young teen, a Wall Street hotshot sees his life unravel in the spotlight, and attracting the interest of a down and out reporter.


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