The Paper Chase (1978–1986)
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Golden is working on his first case at a law firm. It involves a pharmaceutical manufacturer who's suing a TV news show that aired a story that claims one of his products is defective. But ... See full summary »

Director:

John Herzfeld

Writers:

John Jay Osborn Jr. (based on the novel by), James Bridges (developed for television by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode credited cast:
John Houseman ... Professor Charles W. Kingsfield Jr.
James Stephens ... James T. Hart
Tom Fitzsimmons Tom Fitzsimmons ... Franklin Ford III
James Keane ... Willis Bell
Andra Millian ... Laura Kiernan
Michael Tucci ... Gerald Golden
Diana Douglas ... Professor Tyler (credit only)
Clare Kirkconnell ... Rita Harriman (credit only)
Peter Nelson Peter Nelson ... Tom Ford (credit only)
Penny Johnson Jerald ... Vivian Conway (as Penny Johnson) (credit only)
Lainie Kazan ... Rose Samuels (credit only)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Michael Alaimo Michael Alaimo
Dorothy Butts Dorothy Butts
Scatman Crothers ... Mr. Sims
Cliff Gorman ... Mr. Garrett
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Golden is working on his first case at a law firm. It involves a pharmaceutical manufacturer who's suing a TV news show that aired a story that claims one of his products is defective. But upon meeting Golden, the client is not so keen on him. Eventually Golden thinks he knows why he's treating him like that which might make representing him difficult. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Golden FINALLY gets something to do in season three!
27 March 2018 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

In the very first episode of season three (which was set at the very end of the second year of law school), you learn that instead of taking a clerkship with a Supreme Court justice, Golden takes a job with a local litigation firm. And, through the credits of season three, you see Michael Tucci (Golden) in the credits. However, in most episodes he doesn't appear at all and in many of the rest he's a minor character. Now, finally, in the final episode of season three they are having an episode about him! Go figure!

Golden's first case for the firm is representing a pharmaceutical company which was obviously defamed by an attention-seeking news reporter. The problem is that although his client is in the right, the owner of the pharmaceutical film (William Schallert) is awful...and an anti-Semite! How could he possibly work with a client who despises him...simply because of his ethnicity??

There is also a very small plot involving a janitor (Scatman Crothers) who is missed after he retires....and misses his old job.

Overall, it's a very good episode...and about time considering what Tucci is such a gifted actor. Well worth your time.


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