The Paper Chase

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Facts and Figures

Run time: 113 mins

In Theaters: Tuesday 16th October 1973

Distributed by: 20th Century Fox

Production compaines: Thompson-Paul Productions, Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation

Reviews 4 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 88%
Fresh: 22 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.2 / 10

Cast & Crew


Producer: , Robert C. Thompson

Starring: Timothy Bottoms as James T. Hart, Lindsay Wagner as Susan Fields, John Houseman as Charles W. Kingsfield Jr., Graham Beckel as Franklin Ford III, James Naughton as Kevin Brooks, Edward Herrmann as Thomas Craig Anderson, Craig Richard Nelson as Willis Bell, Regina Baff as Asheley Brooks, Robert Lydiard as O'Connor, Lenny Baker as Tutor, David Clennon as Toombs, Blair Brown as Miss Farranti, Bill Moher as Philip Fields, Tony Silverthorne as Hotel Manager

The Paper Chase Movie Review

At the age of 71, John Houseman finally broke through. Having been a movie and TV producer for many years, this was his big break as an actor -- and what a smash it was. To this day, I imagine my wife's law school days must have been like this, with a crusty old know-it-all making the hotshot students feel like utter shit. God, that must feel awesome! As for the story of The Paper Chase, it has long-hair Timothy Bottoms becoming obsessed with Houseman's prof, not to mention bedding his daughter. Eventually he'll have to find a balance -- or make a choice -- between the girl and the books. But never mind all that, because Houseman owns you whenever he's on camera.


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The Paper Chase Rating

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