The Paper Chase [TV Series] (1978)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Prime-Time Drama [TV]  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Critically lauded drama about life and pressures at a prestigious Eastern law school, with an imperious contract-law professor named Charles Kingsfield (John Houseman, reprising his Oscar-winning role), who alternately inspires and terrifies first-year students. The series premiered on CBS in September 1978, and was yanked after one season, only to be resurrected four years later for a three-year term on Showtime, making it the first network dramatic series to make the jump to cable.

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law-school, law-student, professor