The Paper Chase (1973) Poster


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Followed by 

The Paper Chase (1978) (TV Series)


Shaft (1971)
A "Shaft" soundtrack album cover can be seen in one scene.

Referenced in 

Family Ties: Paper Chase (1986) (TV Episode)
title reference
Siskel & Ebert: Star Trek V/No Holds Barred/Dead Poets Society/Let's Get Lost/Renegades (1989) (TV Episode)
Referenced by Roger Ebert in his review of "Dead Poets Society".
Step by Step: The Paper Chase (1993) (TV Episode)
title reference
Seinfeld: The Face Painter (1995) (TV Episode)
Seinfeld mentions John Houseman and imitates him saying "Alec Berg. Mr. Berg" like the classroom scenes of this film.
Mary and Rhoda (2000) (TV Movie)
Explicit reference in dialogue
Felicity: The Paper Chase (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Sum of All Fears (2002)
When Cabot first meets Ryan just before the Congressional briefing, and Ryan is dressed like a college student, Cabot asks, "Is this the Paper Chase?"
Edgemont: The Paper Chase (2002) (TV Episode)
Title reference.
The Simpsons: C.E.D'oh (2003) (TV Episode)
Dr. Hibbert's line: "Homer, take this quarter, call your mother, and tell her you're never going to be a stripper!"
Veronica Mars: Of Vice and Men (2006) (TV Episode)
mentioned by Veronica
The Dialogue: An Interview with Screenwriter Billy Ray (2007) (Video)
Ray discusses the film.
The Cinema Snob: The Expendables (2010) (TV Episode)
"Not the movie, the TV series."
Rewind This! (2013)
It is referenced on the back cover of a video movie.

Featured in 

AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies (2006) (TV Movie)
This film is #91 on the list.
Pioneers of Television: Robin Williams Remembered (2014) (TV Episode)
archive footage

Spoofed in 

Soul Man (1986)
The scenes in Professor Banks's classroom, and the portrayal of Banks by James Earl Jones, parody the classroom scenes with John Houseman in The Paper Chase
The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988)
John Houseman spoofs his Prof. Kingsfield persona in an uncredited role as a driving instructor.
Futurama: Mars University (1999) (TV Episode)
The 20th Century History Teacher is a parody of John Houseman's character from this movie.

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