The Bonfire of the Vanities

Synopsis: Financial "Master of the Universe" Sherman McCoy sees his life unravel when his mistress Maria Ruskin hits a black boy with his car. When yellow journalist Peter Fallow enflames public opinion with a series of distorted tabloid articles on the accident, the case is seized upon by opportunists like Reverend Bacon and mayoral candidate D.A. Abe Weiss.
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Brian De Palma
Production: Warner Home Video
  1 win & 5 nominations.
 
IMDB:
5.5
Rotten Tomatoes:
16%
R
Year:
1990
125 min
78 Views


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Fallow arriving, area A. Do you copy?

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Hi, Mr. Fallow. Welcome.

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Hi, so nice to see you!

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Careful with that!

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We're in a bit of a rush...

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so let's hop on the cart and get going.

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There are a lot of people waiting.

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We're so honored to have you.

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This is really

an historic occasion, Peter.

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Mr. Fallow, I'd like

to take this private moment...

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to tell you how much I admire your book.

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When Faulkner was asked

to recommend three novels, he said:

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"Anna Karenina, Anna Karenina,

Anna Karenina."

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Today, he'd say:

"The Real McCoy and the Forgotten Lamb.

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"The Real McCoy and the Forgotten Lamb,

The Real McCoy and..."

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I know you've heard it a million times...

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but the scene where the mayor is hit

in the head with the mayonnaise jar...

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Well, to be continued.

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Right this way.

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I've got Mr. Fallow.

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Get away!

This should never have happened.

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I'm so sorry.

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Right this way, Mr. Fallow.

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We're just going through these two doors.

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We're on our way.

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But I must say, if I may quote you...

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Look at all the busy bees.

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If I may quote you...

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"How in the name of God...

Who in the name of God...

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"would bring a half-eaten jar

of mayonnaise to a public meeting?"

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Ambassador!

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I'm Charles Buchanan. This is my wife,

Stephanie, and my daughter.

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Mr. Fallow, I read your book 15 times.

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Next year, next year I'm going

to take a course in it.

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We're going to go up by ourselves.

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Are you hungry?

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That's salmon, but I don't think

you should touch that.

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Mr. Fallow, it's such an honor

to finally meet you.

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Oh, my God!

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Oh, my God!

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We are running a bit late.

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I don't know what to say. Let me see...

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-What's your name?

-Suzanne.

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Are you married?

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Excuse me!

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Excuse me!

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Animals!

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Someone needs deodorant.

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All right, all right, here we go.

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Everything is under control.

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Nothing to worry about.

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Excuse me. I haven't

introduced myself, have I?

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Michael Ivan Cristofer (born January 22, 1945) is an American playwright, filmmaker and actor. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and the Tony Award for Best Play for The Shadow Box in 1977. more…

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