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A Shining Season (1979)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | Sport  -  25 December 1979 (USA)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Baker
Polly Baker
Constance Forslund ...
Mary Anne
John Haaland
Jack Baker
Dr. Ed Johnson
Veta Mercer
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Emmett Duncan
Steve Shaw ...
Ron Bellamy
Tamar Howard ...
Stephanie Keel
Michael Sharrett ...
Chuck Lander
Gene D. Jackson ...
Adolph Plummer
Gary Kanin ...
The Announcer
Bobbie Block ...
Jill Baker
James Edgcomb ...
Mr. Keel


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Challenging, inspiring, humane - nice try Tim!
28 February 2005 | by (Adelaide, South Australia) – See all my reviews

It is Tim Bottoms all the way, from over-active athletics to fear-numbed sickness. Director Margolin gave his young star a clear open go, and he certainly went places. The other roles are mainly TV-actor style. Ellen Geer gives expert body language as the Principal. I'd have liked to see more of the young girl-friend, who does have winsome charm, yet pops out of the story for a long time without enough explanation. May this originally have been written as a miniseries? The Albuquerque backdrops and clean air give a shining character to the look of the film: finally I figured why the team are the "Dukes". Full marks to the writers for relying on plain humanity and avoiding hokum.

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