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Reversal of Fortune
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Reversal of Fortune 1990

From Amazon: 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...

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Jeremy IronsJeremy Irons
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No image existsAnnabella Sciorra
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Reversal of Fortune Movie Review by Jarrod (7/4/2008)

'Reversal of Fortune' is based on Alan Dershowitz's book about the defense strategy he devised for English-born aristocrat Klaus von Bulow, who was accused of putting his wife Sunny into a coma by injecting her with copious amounts of insulin. Dershowitz (Ron Silver) is a law professor at Harvard, and an attorney on the...

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