A Shining Season Poster

Release Date: 1979

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
This fact-based story follows former collegiate track star John Baker (Timothy Bottoms) as he becomes a physical education teacher at a new elementary school, where he works closely with the students. When he is diagnosed with cancer, Baker is determined to beat the disease. Even as he starts to become physically weak, Baker continues to coach his students, pushing the struggling athletes to improve, all the while teaching them a lesson in resolve, courage and strength.

Cast: Timothy Bottoms, Allyn Ann McLerie, Rip Torn

Director: Stuart Margolin

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Inspiring, 1970s, Underdog, Girlfriend, Spirited, Sacrifice, Touching, School, Father