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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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Runtime:

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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Excellent movie
18 November 2006 | by roylathamSee all my reviews

I had the honor/privilege of knowing Stephanie Keel from 6th grade until we graduated. Her story, along with the story of Coach Baker are truly inspiring. These type of true-life stories are an inspiration for everyone. It shows us that courage, commitment and determination can supercede any challenges that we face as a common person. It is rare that we find people with this type of determination who are willing to stand up and fight for their beliefs. I recommend that everyone see this movie as it is a true inspiration. I would also like to add that Albuquerque is an incredibly beautiful city and I am happy that I was afforded the opportunity to grow up there. If you haven't had the opportunity to visit, I highly recommend it.

PS. Stephanie, if you ever happen to read this, it would be great to hear from you again. Thanks for the inspiration.


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