Wednesday, 16 March 2011

the paper chase

This was OK as a bit of relaxation, and l had seen the film years ago (it was released in 1973), but the main thing that bugs me about it, was one of the smarmy students. He is a big guy, who says he is not going to hand over his work, and calls the others pimps. l am sure l have seen in something else, but l can't be bothered looking all over the internet for the info, as l would rather try to remember myself, using what few brain cells l still possess. It will however, drive me mad.

This also has Lindsay Wagner in it, who went on to be 'The Bionic Woman', which ended up with me being nicknamed Jamie (it's a long story).

Anyway, James Hart (Timothy Bottoms) goes to Harvard Law School and gets intimidated and fascinated with his professor (John Houseman - who is superb), as well as getting off with the professor's daughter (who ended up being bionic). It is based on John Jay Osborn's (an ex Harvard law student) 1970 book of the same name, but is slightly different at the end, as you get to know Hart's grades at the end of the film, whereas in the book it is left to the readers imagination. Still the same ending though.

Now if l could only remember where l have seen that actor before.....

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