A TV Series about a bunch of Law students, their everyday lives and their effort to make it through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face Kingsfield, the most ... See full summary »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 4 wins & 18 nominations. See more awards »
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 James T. Hart 58 episodes, 1978-1986
Tom Fitzsimmons ...
 Franklin Ford III 58 episodes, 1978-1986
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Betty Harford ...
 Mrs. Nottingham / ... 44 episodes, 1978-1986
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 Gerald Golden 36 episodes, 1983-1986
Andra Millian ...
 Laura Kiernan 29 episodes, 1984-1986
Clare Kirkconnell ...
 Rita Harriman 29 episodes, 1984-1986
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 Vivian Conway 29 episodes, 1984-1986
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A TV Series about a bunch of Law students, their everyday lives and their effort to make it through Law School. Hart, Ford, Bell and the rest of them have to face Kingsfield, the most feared of professors but they are determined to study hard and eventually get their diploma... Written by Xenophon Tsakanikas <ftpadmin@antigoni.med.auth.gr>

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9 September 1978 (USA)  »

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The Paper Chase: The Fourth Year  »

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Chicago PBS station WTTW bought the rights to air season one episodes over a year after the series ended on CBS. The program aired on numerous PBS stations between 1980 and 1982. The revival was such a success, the Showtime cable network aired new episodes from 1983 to 1986. See more »


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First Years
(Theme Song - 1st season only)
Music by Charles Fox
Lyrics by Norman Gimbel
Sung by Seals & Crofts
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I was the composer for the whole series
7 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I am Stephen Seretan, and I wrote all the music for the series from CBS to Showtime. John Houseman was a joy to work with and a good friend. I miss him.

He was an original. The series was great fun and a dream job for me.

Thanks for all the nice comments.

I would love to see it aired again.

The shows had very little music for each episode, so my job was easy. Does anyone remember the scores to any shows? I would like to know. Film music is supposed to be "not heard" by the audience, but in our show it was prominent. I had several themes going to bind the drama together.


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