Paper Chase

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Product Overview

A first-year law student dates his toughest professor's daughter.


Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40220575
UPC 024543073864
UPC 14 00024543073864
Format DVD
Release Date 9/5/2006
Rating Rating
Campus Life
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
Note 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.
Plot Summary
Summary The first year of law school is hell...especially for students doomed to the class of Professor Kingsfield, a cantankerous and highly sarcastic instructor at Harvard Law. But things can be even worse, as a first-year student discovers when he gets involved with Kingsfield's daughter.
James Bridges
Timothy Bottoms
John Houseman
Lindsay Wagner
Cast & Crew
Edward Herrmann - Actor
James Naughton - Actor
John Houseman - Actor
Lindsay Wagner - Actor
Timothy Bottoms - Actor
Gordon Willis - Cinematographer
James Bridges - Director
Walter Thompson - Editor
John Williams - Musical Score
Robert Thompson - Producer
Roderick Paul - Producer
George Jenkins - Production Designer
James Bridges - Writer
John Jay Osborn - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1973
Catalog ID 2007386
UPC 00024543073864
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 112 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English, Spanish
Available Audio Tracks English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Aspect Ratio
Oscar (1974) John Houseman, Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role,Donald O. Mitchell, Larry Jost, Nominee, Best Sound,James Bridges, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium
Golden Globe (1974) John Houseman, Winner, Best Supporting Actor--Motion Picture
DVD, No Longer Produced
Product Attributes
Actor Houseman,John
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD

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