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A Shining Season (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 26 December 1979
Chronicles the Career of University of New Mexico Track Star John Baker, who later became an Elementary school teacher and Track Coach. His career was tragically cut short from Cancer ... See full summary »

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Stuart Margolin
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Timothy Bottoms ... John Baker
Allyn Ann McLerie ... Polly Baker
Constance Forslund ... Mary Anne
Ed Begley Jr. ... John Haaland
Rip Torn ... Jack Baker
Mason Adams ... Dr. Ed Johnson
Ellen Geer ... Veta Mercer
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... Emmett Duncan
Steve Shaw Steve Shaw ... Ron Bellamy
Tamar Howard ... Stephanie Keel
Michael Sharrett ... Chuck Lander
Gene D. Jackson Gene D. Jackson ... Adolph Plummer
Gary Kanin Gary Kanin ... The Announcer
Samantha Paris ... Jill Baker (as Bobbie Block)
James Edgcomb James Edgcomb ... Mr. Keel
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Chronicles the Career of University of New Mexico Track Star John Baker, who later became an Elementary school teacher and Track Coach. His career was tragically cut short from Cancer passing away in his 20's! The Elementary school he taught at (Aspen Elementary). Was later named after him!

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Genres:

Drama | Sport

Certificate:

Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 December 1979 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Connections

Remake of John Baker's Last Race (1976) See more »

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14 June 2007 | by mmelindam-1See 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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