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
Claus von Bulow's ring moves from his right hand to his left hand, and back repeatedly. See more
Sunny von Bülow
I never woke from this coma, and I never will. I am what doctors call "persistent vegetative" - a vegetable. According to medical experts, I could stay like this for a very long time - brain dead, body better than ever.
References Dark Shadows
SING A HAPPY FUNKY SONG
Performed by Miz Davis
Written by Paul Politi
Courtesy of Original Sound Records Co., Inc. See more