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A Shining Season (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, Sport | TV Movie 25 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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... John Baker
... Polly Baker
... Mary Anne
... John Haaland
... Jack Baker
... Dr. Ed Johnson
... Veta Mercer
Arthur Rosenberg ... Emmett Duncan
Steve Shaw ... Ron Bellamy
Tamar Howard ... Stephanie Keel
... Chuck Lander
Gene D. Jackson ... Adolph Plummer
Gary Kanin ... The Announcer
... Jill Baker (as Bobbie Block)
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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Drama | Sport

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25 December 1979 (USA)  »

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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 See 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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