* JerkassWoobie: Sherman [=McCoy=], an admittedly arrogant yuppie who is nonetheless unfairly cast as the rich white villain of a racially charged tabloid melodrama.
* WTHCastingAgency: Creator/TomHanks as Sherman [=McCoy=] and Creator/BruceWillis as Peter Fallow. To say nothing of Saul Rubinek as ADA Kramer. Or Creator/MelanieGriffith as Maria Ruskin. Or, really, the whole cast.
** In defense of Tom Hanks, Bonfire came out around the time that Hanks had still not been codified as the go-to big name actor who only plays nice guys. Also, Griffith would later go on to play bitches in sheeps clothing (see Cecil B Demented for instance). So her playing Maria actually worked.