The Winning Season (2004)
Kristin Davis ,
Matthew Modine ,
Shawn Hatosy ,
Mark Rendall ,
William Lee Scott
Golden Globe® winner Matthew Modine (Le Divorce) plays baseball legend Honus Wagner, with Screen
Actors Guild Award® winner Kristin Davis (Sex and the City) as his fiancee and Shawn Hatosy
(Soldier's Girl) as a young man who travels back in time and meets Wagner in THE WINNING
SEASON, an Original film from Turner Network Television (TNT) and Johnson & Johnson. David A.
Rosemont, executive producer of TNT's Emmy®-winning Original film Door to Door, serves as
executive producer on the film, with executive producers Robert Riesenberg and Tracy Dorsey. Teleplay
by Steve Bloom (Jack Frost) and based on the novel Honus & Me written by Dan Gutman.
John Kent Harrison (What the Deaf Man Heard, TNT's You Know My Name) is the director.
THE WINNING SEASON is an uplifting film about a legendary baseball player's struggle to choose between
the love of his life and his love of the game. In the film, baseball fanatic Joe Soshack finds a mint
condition Honus Wagner baseball card that magically takes him back to the 1909 World Series. Joe is
befriended by the legendary Wagner (Matthew Modine) and his fiancee Mandy (Kristin Davis) who show him
the importance of honor, family and love. When the couple's storybook romance is challenged by Mandy's
family's disapproval and Honus' passion for baseball, it is Joe who changes their lives forever.
THE WINNING SEASON is produced by Rosemont Productions in association with MAGNA Global Entertainment
and Viacom Productions. The two-hour JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONSM premieres Sunday, April 4, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT), exclusively on
THE WINNING SEASON will be the fourth original film to premiere under the JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT
PRESENTATIONSM banner. The critically acclaimed and
award-winning Door to Door, starring Oscar®-nominated actor William H. Macy as a successful
door-to-door salesman with cerebral palsy, was the first JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT
PRESENTATIONSM, premiering on TNT in July 2002.
Door to Door went on to earn an industry-best six Emmys® from 12 nominations, including
Outstanding Made-For-Television Movie and acting honors for Macy. It was followed by Miss Lettie
and Me, starring Mary Tyler Moore and Burt Reynolds, in December 2002, and Wilder Days,
starring Peter Falk and Tim Daly, which premiered on TNT in October 2003.
JOHNSON & JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONSM series
represent the latest effort by Johnson & Johnson, a founding member of the Family Friendly Programming
Forum of advertisers, to expand family-friendly programming on prime time television. The JOHNSON &
JOHNSON SPOTLIGHT PRESENTATIONSM development effort
was initiated by Interpublic's MAGNA Global Entertainment.
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