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Paper Chase (1973)

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Format: DVD
Sku: 40220575
UPC: 024543073864
UPC 14: 00024543073864
Rating: Game Rating Code
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A first-year law student dates his toughest professor's daughter.
Editor's 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.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Foxvideo
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/5/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 112 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1973
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 2007386
Video UPC UPC: 00024543073864
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Edward Herrmann
Video Cast Info James Naughton
Video Cast Info John Houseman
Video Cast Info Lindsay Wagner
Video Cast Info Timothy Bottoms
Video Cast Info Gordon Willis - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info James Bridges - Director
Video Cast Info Walter Thompson - Editor
Video Cast Info John Williams - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Robert Thompson - Producer
Video Cast Info Roderick Paul - Producer
Video Cast Info George Jenkins - Production Designer
Video Cast Info James Bridges - Writer
Video Cast Info John Jay Osborn - Writer
Plot 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.


Oscar (1974)
Video Award Name John Houseman, Winner, Best Actor in a Supporting Role
   Video Award Name Donald O. Mitchell, Larry Jost, Nominee, Best Sound
   Video Award Name James Bridges, Nominee, Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material from Another Medium

Golden Globe (1974)
Video Award Name John Houseman, Winner, Best Supporting Actor--Motion Picture

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Houseman,John
Product attributeLabel:   Fox Home Entertainment
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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