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. Written by
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Morgan Freeman replaced Alan Arkin, when director Brian De Palma decided to change the judge's ethnicity, from Jewish to African-American, to moderate criticism of the film's racial politics. See more »
While Reverend Bacon is accusing District Attorney Abe Weiss, the TV remote control that Weiss is using switches hands between shots. See more »
D.A. Abe Weiss:
And now they're gonna sue the hospital... All they want is money. Can you imagine using a tragedy like this for your own selfish motives?
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Profound exploration of the anatomy and course of a greedy, ambitious and self-centered life, in its various forms (through several characters with unique forms of greed and ambition and lust). Various people get their just dues in humorous, often unexpected ways. Really satisfying and clever movie.
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