John Baker's Last Race
Produced by Douglas G. Johnson
Directed by Douglas G. Johnson
Screenplay by Susan Evans McCloud
Production Company: Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio
Premiere Date: 1976
Length: 1 film reel (35 min.)
Published In Collection:
Cipher in the snow; [with] The gift ; The phone call ; The Emmett Smith story ; John Baker's last race
: Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio, c2003
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No Obvious Mormon Elements
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Subjects: Baker, John; terminal illness; track;
When John Baker learns he is dying of cancer, he faces a choice: to end his life, or to use his remaining time to make a difference in others' lives. He chooses to dedicate himself to his young students and his citywide girls' track team, leaving them with a legacy of love and accomplishment, and an understanding of the value of determination and a positive attitude.
An educational (i.e. not religious) Church film, this was filmed in Albuquerque, N.M., where the story took place.
The working title was "Upset John."
Orchestrated by John Hollman
BYU/ LDS Motion Picture Studio Production #1057.
Gold Camera Award - U.S. Industrial Film Festival 1977; an unnamed award from the National Council of Family Relations, 1977; Chris Statuette - Columbus Festival 1977; Silver Cindy - Trade Show in Chicago 1977
Additional details at Internet Movie Database
HBLL Call No: VC 8713, VC 10975
Medium: 16mm col. with b&w sequences
Cast Members: John David Carson - John Baker; Elizabeth Saxon - Polly Baker; Ed Pennybacker; Megan Lienan; Michael Myers; John Mulhalland; Lori Weber; Sonny Robbins; Terry Shellenburger; Don Forrester; June Forrester; Marianne Smith; Joan Plunkett; Paul Plunkett; James Trujillo; Frances Hardwick; Harry Kinney
Music Composed by: Merrill Jenson
Film Editor: Peter G. Czerny
Cinematographer: Reed Smoot
Certification: none, probable MPAA G
Distributor: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Total Queries: 17. Total Execution Time: 0.016 sec.
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