The Paper Chase

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  • Genre(s): Drama
  • Release year: 1978
The Paper Chase is an American drama television series based on a 1970 novel by John Jay Osborn, Jr., as well as a 1973 film adaptation. It follows the lives of law student James T. Hart and his classmates at an unnamed law school, modeled on Harvard... read more

The Paper Chase is an American drama television series based on a 1970 novel by John Jay Osborn, Jr., as well as a 1973 film adaptation. It follows the lives of law student James T. Hart and his classmates at an unnamed law school, modeled on Harvard Law School but filmed on the University of Southern California campus and in Stages 2 and 4 at 20th Century Fox Studios in Los Angeles.

Original Release

09/09/1978 on SHO

Cast

John Houseman Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.
James Stephens James T. Hart
Tom Fitzsimmons Franklin Ford III
James Keane Willis Bell
Brent Spiner Student in Reese's class
Janine Turner Sondra
Marilu Henner Pizza Shop Waitress
Penny Johnson Jerald
Jack Manning
Jessica Salem
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 A Wounded Hart Tuesday, 24 June 1986
2 Mistaken Identity Tuesday, 01 July 1986
3 Honor Tuesday, 08 July 1986
4 Suppressed Desires Tuesday, 15 July 1986
5 Graduation Saturday, 09 August 1986
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Directors

Jack Bender, Ralph Senensky, Corey Allen, Philip Leacock, Robert C. Thompson, Lynn Roth, Alex March, Gwen Arner, Nick Havinga, John Herzfeld, Mark Cullingham, Joseph Pevney, Larry Elikann, Seymour Robbie, Alf Kjellin, Joseph Hardy, Kenneth Gilbert, William Hale, Gilbert Moses, Peter Levin, Arthur Allan Seidelman, James Stephens, Georg Stanford Brown, Harvey S. Laidman, Sharron Miller, Marvin Kupfer, Ernest A. Losso, Carl Kugel

Writers

James Bridges, John Jay Osborn Jr., Lee Kalcheim, Max Eisenberg, Joe S. Landon, Marshall Goldberg, Paul L. Ehrmann, Gordon Hoban, David P. Harmon, Stephen Schneck, Judy Merl, Paul Eric Myers, A. Martin Zweiback, T.S. Cook, Worley Thorne, Jerome Ross, Shimon Wincelberg, Bruce Franklin Singer, Eric Cohen, William Hopkins, Robert Lewin, Susan Miller, Richard Kramer, Daniel Benton, William Froug, Jack Bender, Lynn Roth, David Strang, B.E. Johnson, Stephen Kandel, James Menzies, Irv Pearlberg, Mann Rubin, Albert Aley, Leigh Curran, Ellison Carroll, Peter Dixon, Marley Sims, Lynne Kelsey, Marvin Kupfer, A.L. Christopher

Cast

Producers

Editors

Art Seid, Axel Hubert Sr., Michael Eliot, Rod Stephens, Sidney Katz, John Wright, Chuck Montgomery, Robert L. Swanson, George Potter, Aaron Stell, Briana London

1980 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1979 Golden Globe Best Actor in a Television Series - Drama Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Drama Series Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Music Composition for a Series Nominated
1979 Emmy Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series Nominated
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