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The Paper Chase

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Original title
The Paper Chase
Year
Running time
111 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
James Bridges (Novel: John Jay Osborn Jr)
Music
John Williams
Cinematography
Gordon Willis
Cast
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Producer
20th Century Fox
Genre
Drama | Schools & University
Synopsis / Plot
"You have to choose between the girl you love and the diploma you've worked for all your life. You have 30 seconds".. Hart is a confused first year law student at Harvard. He is trying to survive the year under his strictest professer, the legendary Kingsfield. With the help of some of his classmates in his study group, Hart becomes one of the smartest students in his class. His reputation with Kingsfield is diminished, however, when he finds out the girl he has been seeing is Kingfields daughter. Will Hart perform to the best of his ability with Kingsfield watching his every move?
Awards
1973: Oscar: Best Supporting Actor (John Houseman). 3 Nominations
1973: Golden Globes: Best Supporting Actor (Josephine Hull)
1973: New York Film Critics Circle: Nominated for Best Supporting Actor (Houseman)
1973: Writers Guild of America (WGA): Nominated for Best Adapted Drama Screenplay
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