Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jeremy Irons ("Kingdom of Heaven," "The Time Machine") won the Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of the icy aristocrat Claus von Bulow in this stunning true story about two men of vastly different backgrounds who form an uneasy alliance. Emmy-nominee Ron Silver ("Ali," TV's "The West Wing") is Alan Dershowitz (whose book the film is based on), the combative lawyer with working class New York roots and a passion for clear-minded justice who decides to defend von Bulow in the attempted murder of his heiress wife, Sunny (Academy Award-nominee, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Glenn Close -- "The Stepford Wives," "Fatal Attraction") even though he's not sure of von Bulow's innocence. From Academy Award and Golden Globe-nominated director Barbet Schroeder ("Murder by Numbers," "Single White Female") and produced by Edward R. Pressman ("American Psycho," "Wall Street") and Academy Award, Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Oliver Stone ("Alexander," "Any Given Sunday") and co-starring Annabella Sciorra (TV's "The Sopranos," TV's "Law and Order: CI") and Emmy-winner and Golden Globe-nominee Christine Baranski ("Chicago," "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"). Entertainment Weekly calls this film "brilliant and outrageously entertaining," and Roger Ebert calls it "a tour-de-force...unforgettable."
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Ratings and Reviews
Critics Consensus: Featuring exceptional performances and a cunning script, Reversal of Fortune doubles as a tantalizing mystery and ruthless satire of the rich.
Cast & Crew
- Warner Bros.
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