Friday Film: The Paper Chase

 “You come in here with a skull full of mush and you leave thinking like a lawyer.” *

DVD cover for The Paper Chase

Expecting only the basic pressures of attending Harvard Law School, a serious, hard-working student (Timothy Bottoms) finds himself the fearful adversary of the school’s most imperious, sarcastic professor (John Houseman). Their relationship grows even more complex when the boy discovers that the girl he’s in love with is the professor’s daughter (Lindsay Wagner). Edward Herrmann and James Naughton co-star in this moving, intelligent drama. (

One of the American Film Institute’s 100 most inspiring movies, this 1973 classic still resonates with viewers.

*Staff favorite line from the film.

PN1997 .P26 2003 in GAVEL

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