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The Paper Chase

  • PG
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Hart (Timothy Bottoms) is a Harvard Law School freshman whose problems are intensified when he falls in love with the daughter (Lindsay Wagner) of a tyrannical professor, played to the hilt by John Houseman. Based on the novel by John Jay Osborn Jr., THE PAPER CHASE follows the progression of a group of freshman struggling to stay afloat in a world of high pressure and immense competition, where top grades seem to be the difference between life and death. Hart is a slightly naive but bright midwesterner who must prove himself in the arena of Professor Kingsfield's (Houseman) brilliant but cruel classroom. Hart becomes obsessed with excelling in Kingsfield's class, pushing himself to the brink until he meets Susan (Wagner) and falls in love with her only to discover that she is Kingsfield's daughter. As Hart becomes more involved with Susan, he begins to question whether he really wants to become part of the system Harvard's preparing him for. The film is a dazzlingly authentic and moving depiction of the trials and tribulations of law school, brought to life by the breathtaking performance of legendary actor John Houseman in an Oscar-winning performance. Directed enthusiastically by James Bridges, THE PAPER CHASE is one of the greatest renderings of education ever captured on film.

    Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor 1973 John Houseman Director/Producer/Actor

  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 2007386

  • Credits
    Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, John Houseman, Jacques Haussmann, Graham Beckel, Craig Richard Nelson, James Naughton, Regina Baff
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