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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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Touching - Timothy Bottoms is outstanding
24 August 2001 | by (deep South where some us are sharp) – See all my reviews

This is how you take a sappy "tv movie of the week" story and make it truly heartbreaking, touching, and funny. Totally unorthodox and extremely well-made true story about John Baker the runner/little girls' track coach who is dying of cancer but refuses to let the pain beat him down until the very end. Why the underrated Bottoms got no award for this outstanding performance is beyond me. I was exhausted just watching him. The kids are great. No sentiment here, man. If a tv movie about a disease can be hip, this is the one.

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