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A Shining Season

baker keel green murdock

(CBS, 12/26/1979, 120 mins). The true story of University of New Mexico track star John Baker who, dying of cancer, spent his remaining time coaching a losing girls’ track team to a winning season. Based on the 1978 book by William Buchanan.

Production Companies Green-Epstein Productions, Columbia Pictures Television. Director Stuart Margolin. Executive Producers Allen Epstein, Jim Green. Producer Harry Thomason. Teleplay William Harrison. Based on a Book by William Buchanan. Photography Andrew Jackson. Music Richard Bellis. Editor Richard Bracken. Art Director Elayne Barbara Ceder, Ross Bellah.

Cast 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 (Emmett Duncan), Steve Shaw (Ron Bellamy), Tamar Howard (Stephanie Keel), Michael Sharrett (Chuck Lander), Gene D. Jackson (Adolph Plummer), Gary Kanin (Announcer), Bobbi Block (Jill Baker), James Edgcomb (Mr. Keel), Becky Murdock (Mrs. Keel), Wade Stevens (Lab technician), Bill Dowson (The Reverend Hawk), Jerry Riopelle (Tony Sandoval), Rodney Plomp (Bobby), Norman Lucero (Billy), Michael Arredondo (Anthony), Jamie Green (1st dasher), Stacy Thomason (2nd dasher), Annie Murdock (Lori Keel), Alison Murdock (Joni Colson).

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