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The Paper Chase (1973)

PG 113 min - Comedy, Drama, Romance - 16 October 1973
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Expecting only the basic pressures of attending Harvard Law School, a serious, hard-working student (Timothy Bottoms) finds himself the fearful adversary of the school's most imperious, sarcastic professor (John Houseman). Their relationship grows even more complex when the boy discovers that the girl he's in love with is the professor's daughter (Lindsay Wagner).

Director:  James Bridges
Stars:  Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Graham Beckel, James Naughton, Edward Herrmann, Craig Richard Nelson, Regina Baff, Robert Lydiard, Lenny Baker, David Clennon, Blair Brown, Bill Moher, Tony Silverthorne

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Expecting only the basic pressures of attending Harvard Law School, a serious, hard-working student (Timothy Bottoms) finds himself the fearful adversary of the school's most imperious, sarcastic professor (John Houseman). Their relationship grows even more complex when the boy discovers that the girl he's in love with is the professor's daughter (Lindsay Wagner).



Tagline: You have to choose between the girl you love and the diploma you've worked for all your life. You have 30 seconds.

Genres: Comedy, Drama, Romance

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Language:  English, Spanish
Release Date:  16 October 1973

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Runtime:  1 h 53 min

Academy Award Nominations and Win

ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE — John Houseman {“Professor Kingsfield”} – WON
SOUND — Donald O. Mitchell, Lawrence O. Jost
WRITING (Screenplay–based on material from another medium) — James Bridges


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