The Paper Chase (1973)

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The Paper Chase is a 1973 film starring Timothy Bottoms, Lindsay Wagner, and John Houseman, directed by James Bridges.

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A first-year law student struggles with balancing his coursework and his relationship with the daughter of a stern professor. (source:


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Characters appearing in the movie The Paper Chase.

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Full cast list for the movie The Paper Chase.
James T. Hart

Susan Fields

Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.

Franklin Ford III

Kevin Brooks

Thomas Craig Anderson

Willis Bell

Robert Lydiard

William Moss, Tutor


Asheley Brooks

Irma Hurley
Mrs. Weasal

Bill Moher

Miss Farranti

Richard Whelan

Alan Kwinter

Nicholas Olah

David B. Johns

Tony Silverthorne
Hotel Manager

John Bethune
Hotel Clerk


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List of The Paper Chase quotes.

(after getting kicked out of class by Professor Kingsfield)
Hart: You... are a SON OF A BITCH, Kingsfield.
Kingsfield: Mr. Hart! That is the most intelligent thing you've said all day. You may take your seat.

Hart: I found something. There's a room above the stacks that have all the professors' old notes from when they were law students here. They're just sitting there waiting. I want to see the notes... I want to see Kingsfield's notes on contracts.
Franklin Ford III: Oh no, I know what you're thinking.
(shakes head)
Franklin Ford III: Uh-uh.

Toombs: Kingsfield drove him mad. He's driven a lot of lawyers mad over the past 40 years that he's been teaching here. I heard he ripped up a 1-L this morning so bad, the guy lost his breakfast.
Hart: That's true. That was me.


Trailer for the movie The Paper Chase.
The Paper Chase (1973) - Official Movie Trailer

TaglineYou have to choose between the girl you love and the diploma you've worked for all your life. You have 30 seconds.
Filming LocationsCambridge, Massachusetts, USA
Sound MixMono

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