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?
The two brothers that Alan Dershowitz is trying to save from death row are in fact based on the 1980 case of the Tison brothers in Arizona. The brothers assisted their father in escaping from prison, shortly after which he murdered four people. The two brothers were charged with murder but Dershowitz got this commuted to life in prison. The brothers were white but are black in the film. See more
Claus von Bulow's ring moves from his right hand to his left hand, and back repeatedly. See more
A frame-up doesn't mean he's innocent. The kids could have framed a guilty man.
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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