The Paper Chase (1973)

Director
James Bridges

Main cast
Timothy Bottoms; Lindsay Wagner; John Houseman; Graham Beckel; James Naughton

Genres
Comedy, Drama, Romance

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


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