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Reversal of Fortune

R| 2 hr. min.

Plot Summary
When socialite Sunny von Bülow (Glenn Close) inexplicably slips into an irreversible coma, police suspect foul play -- and the obvious suspect is her urbane husband, Claus (Jeremy Irons). After being found guilty of murder, Claus is granted a retrial and hires showboat Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver) to represent him. Though unconvinced of Claus's innocence, Dershowitz enjoys a challenge and -- along with a group of his students -- fights to have the verdict overturned.

Cast: Glenn Close , Jeremy Irons , Ron Silver , Annabella Sciorra , Uta Hagen , Fisher Stevens , Christine Baranski , Mano Singh

Director: Barbet Schroeder

Genres: Docudrama

Distributor: Warner Bros. Pictures

Reversal of Fortune (1990)

Release Date: February 1st, 2001|2 hr. min.

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  • What makes it such a mesmerizing, wickedly witty entertainment is the revealing portrait it paints of an era in which everyone is presumed guilty where greed is concerned... It's an often chilly movie, but the chill cuts to the bone. show more

  • What's fun about this movie is the sight of Mr. Irons's Claus stalking the mansion like a tall, skinny ghost smiling at the perverseness of it all. [18 Oct 1990, p.A14(E)] show more

  • It is a surprisingly entertaining film - funny, wicked, sharp-tongued and devious. It does not solve the case, nor intend to. I am afraid it only intends to entertain. show more

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