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Reversal of Fortune

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Reversal of Fortune is a 1990 film which tells the true story of the permanent coma of socialite Sunny von Bülow and the attempted murder trial and subsequent acquittal of her husband, Claus von Bülow. It stars Glenn Close, Jeremy Irons, Ron Silver, Annabella Sciorra, Uta Hagen, Fisher Stevens, Jack Gilpin and Christine Baranski.

The screenplay was adapted by Nicholas Kazan from the book by Alan Dershowitz (played by Ron Silver in the film). It was directed by Barbet Schroeder. Dershowitz has a cameo role as a judge.

It won the Academy Award for Best Actor (Jeremy Irons), and was nominated for Best Director and Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium.

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