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

US Release

09/09/1978

Cast

James Keane Willis Bell
James Stephens James T. Hart
Tom Fitzsimmons Franklin Ford III
John Houseman Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. / Charles Kingsfield
Betty Harford Mrs. Nottingham
Michael Tucci Gerald Golden
Wortham Krimmer Martin Zeiss
Andra Millian Laura Kiernan
Penny Johnson Jerald Vivian Conway
Clare Kirkconnell Rita Harriman
(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, Lynn Roth, Alex March, Robert C. Thompson, Joseph Pevney, Gwen Arner, Seymour Robbie, Nick Havinga, John Herzfeld, Larry Elikann, Mark Cullingham, Kenneth Gilbert, Carl Kugel, Marvin Kupfer, Ernest A. Losso, James Stephens, Peter Levin, Arthur Allan Seidelman, Gilbert Moses, Georg Stanford Brown, Harvey S. Laidman, Joseph Hardy, Sharron Miller, Alf Kjellin, William Hale

Writers

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

Cast

James Keane Willis Bell
James Stephens James T. Hart
Tom Fitzsimmons Franklin Ford III
John Houseman Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr. / Charles Kingsfield
Betty Harford Mrs. Nottingham
Michael Tucci Gerald Golden
Wortham Krimmer Martin Zeiss
Andra Millian Laura Kiernan
Penny Johnson Jerald Vivian Conway
Clare Kirkconnell Rita Harriman
Robert Ginty Thomas Craig Anderson
Francine Tacker Elizabeth Logan
Diana Douglas Professor Tyler
Lainie Kazan Rose Samuels
Peter Nelson Tom Ford
Charles Hallahan Ernie
Jonathan Segal Jonathan Brooks
Deka Beaudine Asheley Brooks
Stanley Desantis Gagarian
Steve Levitt Stotz

Producers

Editors

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

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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