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
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The Case of Claus Von Bulow. An American Saga of Money and Mystery.
Did You Know?
Alan M. Dershowitz
: appears briefly in profile as one of the appellate judges, just as they are sitting down at the appeal. See more
In the opening shot flying over the estates in Newport, visitors are at some of the mansions. In 1983, some mansions, like The Breakers and Marble House, were open to the public. See more
Sunny von Bülow
Looking at him now, the issue seems simple: is he the Devil? If so, can the Devil get justice?
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