Reversal of Fortune Movie Review 1990

Information and Film Reviews for Reversal of Fortune the Movie

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True tale of wealthy socialite Claus von Bulow (Irons) accused of deliberately giving his wife Sunny (Close) a near-lethal overdose of insulin. Comatose Close narrates history of the couple's courtship and married life, a saga of unhappiness and substance abuse, while Silver (as lawyer Dershowitz) et al prepare von Bulow's defense. An unflattering picture of the idle rich that never spells out what really happened. Irons is excellent as the eccentric and creepy defendant and richly deserved his Best Actor Oscar. From the novel by Dershowitz.


Baker & Taylor Inc., 2709 Water Ridge Pkwy., Ste. 500, Charlotte, NC 28217, Phone: (704)357-3500, Toll-free: 800-775-1800, Email:, URL:

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 112 minutes.

Cast and Crew

True Stories, Order in the Court, Yuppie Nightmares, Marriage, Justice Prevails...?
Nicholas Kazan
Jeremy Irons, Glenn Close, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen, Fisher Stevens, Julie Hagerty, Jack Gilpin, Christine Baranski, John David (J.D.) Cullum
Luciano Tovoli
Barbet Schroeder
Mark Isham
Lee Percy
Edward R. Pressman, Shochiku Company, Fuji Studios, Michael Rauch


Oscars 1990: Actor (Irons); Golden Globes 1991: Actor--Drama (Irons); L.A. Film Critics 1990: Actor (Irons), Screenplay; Natl. Soc. Film Critics 1990: Actor (Irons).

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