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Reversal of Fortune

1990 Rated R 1hr 49m

In this tauntingly ambiguous courtroom drama, the enigmatic Claus von Bülow (Jeremy Irons) stands accused of putting his wife, Sunny (Glenn Close), into a perpetual coma with an insulin overdose. Claus hires hard-charging attorney Alan Dershowitz (Ron Silver), who scrambles to defend his client -- with help from some impassioned Harvard law students -- while Sunny narrates flashbacks that shed light on the events that lead to her condition.

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Movie Details

1991 Golden Globe Awards
  • Best Actor in a Motion Picture (Drama)
  • Best Director (Motion Picture) nominee
  • Best Motion Picture (Drama) nominee
1991 Academy Award®
Adult content, adult language and brief nudity
Screen formats

Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1


English, French

Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo, French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; region 1 encoding; interactive menus; scene access; enhanced for 16x9 TVs; audio commentary by director Barbet Schroeder and writer Nicholas Kazan; filmography; theatrical trailer.