Alan Dershowitz a brilliant professor of law is hired by wealthy socialite Claus von Bulow to attempt to overturn his two convictions for attempted murder of his extremely wealthy wife. Based on a true story the film concentrates not on the trial like other legal thrillers, but on the preparatory work that Dershowitz and his students put in as they attempt to disprove the prosecution's case and achieve the Reversal of Fortune of the title. Written by
Mark Thompson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Case of Claus Von Bulow. An American Saga of Money and Mystery.
Did You Know?
met the real Claus von Bülow
several years after the release of the film. Irons commented "he didn't tell me anything I didn't already know." Irons recalled that von Bulow asked him if he was aware that the real Alan M. Dershowitz
was (at the time) representing Leona Helmsley
and Mike Tyson
. Irons replied that he was aware of that, to which von Bulow quipped: "I don't suppose you've been asked to play either of them, have you?" See more
When the intern wants to quit the project and heads for the door, the shot is flopped. Her books and purse change arms between shots. See more
Why - why do you think this case fascinates people? 'Cause, one time or other, every man is driven crazy by his wife, and in his secret heart, he wants to do exactly what Claus is accused of: kill her in some sly, silent way that can't be detected. Claus is a scapegoat: someone has to suffer for the sin that we all want to commit.
Alan... that's ridiculous.
It's ridiculous, you're right.
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Music by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy
, adapted by William H. Cummings
Lyrics by Charles Wesley
Performed by Jad Mager
and Sarah Fearon See more