The Paper Chase Poster

Release Date: December 21st, 2001

DVD Release Date: June 3rd, 2003

PG|1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary
As a first-year law student at Harvard, James Hart (Timothy Bottoms) knows he's got his work cut out for him. But things get harder than he anticipated when he runs afoul of the school's dreaded contracts professor, Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. (John Houseman). Wry and imposing, Kingsfield drives many of the lesser students to drop out, but James endures and, as if begging for more trouble, begins dating the professor's daughter, Susan (Lindsay Wagner).

Cast: Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, Lindsay Wagner, Graham Beckel, Edward Herrmann, Bob Lydiard, Craig Richard Nelson, James Naughton

Director: James Bridges

Genres: Comedy drama

Production Co: Twentieth Century Fox

Keywords: 1970s, Daughter, Hotel, Engaging, Girlfriend, Love, Growing up


Nominated Sound
Winner Actor in a Supporting Role
Winner Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Nominated Writing (Screenplay - Based on Material From Another Medium)