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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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25 December 1979 (USA)  »

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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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