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A Shining Season (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 25 December 1979
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John Baker
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Polly Baker
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Mary Anne
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John Haaland
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Jack Baker
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Dr. Ed Johnson
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Emmett Duncan
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Ron Bellamy
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Stephanie Keel
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Chuck Lander
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Adolph Plummer
Gary Kanin ...
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Jill Baker (as Bobbie Block)
James Edgcomb ...
Mr. Keel
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Not Rated
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14 June 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie when it was on television. Later, it was out on VHS and I bought the original book which I remember having to special order for Vortman's Bookstore in Denton, TX.

I fell in love with Timothy Bottoms and the John Baker story the first time I saw the movie. During a visit to Albuquerque back in 1992 I made it a point to stop by John Baker Elementary. I took a small pebble from the ground which I still have. It was a heartbreaking yet inspiring story and I thank the previous poster for their insight. John Baker should not be forgotten. I'm hoping this one is out on DVD, but I'm not going to get my hopes up...Melinda


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