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Reversal of Fortune

The movie Reversal of Fortune was based on the book Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bülow Case.

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Movie details for Reversal of Fortune

The movie was released in 1990 and directed by Barbet Schroeder, who also directed Single White Female (1992) and Before and After (1996). Reversal of Fortune was produced by Warner Home Video. More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.

Actors on this movie include Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen, Fisher Stevens, Jack Gilpin, Christine Baranski, Stephen Mailer, Christine Dunford, Felicity Huffman, Mano Singh, Johann Carlo, Keith Reddin, Alan Pottinger, Mitchell Whitfield, Tom Wright, Gordon Joseph Weiss, Michael Lord and Lisa Gay Hamilton.

 

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One of the most intriguing criminal trials of the 1980s involved Claus von Bülow, who was accused of sending his rich wife Sunny into a permanent coma with an overdose of insulin. Director Barbet Schroeder, working from Nicholas Kazan's evocative, darkly ... Read More
One of the most intriguing criminal trials of the 1980s involved Claus von Bülow, who was accused of sending his rich wife Sunny into a permanent coma with an overdose of insulin. Director Barbet Schroeder, working from Nicholas Kazan's evocative, darkly humorous script, turns the story into both a look at the lives of rich folks with too much time on their hands and a whodunit, as lawyer Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver) prepares to defend von Bülow (Jeremy Irons) in court. Irons won an Oscar for his spooky, knowing performance, which hints at depths of degeneracy without ever putting a dent in a veneer of bored elegance. The contrast between the hard-charging Dershowitz and his eager-beaver Harvard law students and the eternally languid von Bülow adds unexpected humor. --Marshall Fine

Book details for Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bülow Case

Reversal of Fortune: Inside the Von Bülow Case was written by Alan M. Dershowitz. The book was published in 1986.

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