The Paper Chase

  • 1973
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Comedy, Drama

John Houseman had already distinguished himself as a writer (JANE EYRE), a producer (EXECUTIVE SUITE, THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) and the story editor of CITIZEN KANE before winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for this, his second role. Bottoms is a Minnesota-bred law student who comes to Harvard and the lecture hall of Houseman, an instructor who seemingly...read more

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A law student (Timothy Bottoms) discovers that his girlfriend is the daughter of his toughest professor (John Houseman) in The Paper Chase (1973).

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The tribulations of first-year law students at Harvard, specifically a brilliant but naive young man who, as with most of his fellow aspiring attorneys, is in fearful awe of a demanding, ego-deflating professor (John Houseman, who won a Best Supporting Act (more…)

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The tribulations of first-year law students at Harvard, specifically a brilliant but naive young man who, as with most of his fellow aspiring attorneys, is in fearful awe of a demanding, ego-deflating professor (John Houseman, who won a Best Supporting Act (more…)

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  • Released: 1973
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: John Houseman had already distinguished himself as a writer (JANE EYRE), a producer (EXECUTIVE SUITE, THE BAD AND THE BEAUTIFUL) and the story editor of CITIZEN KANE before winning the Best Supporting Actor Oscar for this, his second role. Bottoms is a Min… (more)

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