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Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  24 October 1987 (Japan)
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A little league player named Chuck refuses to ever pitch again until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Baseball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Alexander ...
Sports Broadcaster
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Lynn Taylor
Jim Allen ...
Missile Soldier
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President
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Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Red Auerbach ...
Himself
Lee Richardson ...
Jeffries
Joshua Zuehlke ...
Chuck Murdock
Michael Bond ...
Aide
Alex English ...
Amazing Grace Smith
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George
Steven Bothun ...
Reporter
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Hot Dog
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Johnny B. Goode
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Pamela
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Chuck Murdock is an all American kid living in a sleepy town in Montana. He is the top pitcher of the little league team as well. After taking a tour of a nuclear silo, Chuck decides to quit playing little league until nuclear weapons are disarmed. Boston Celtic Amazing Grace Smith hears about Chuck's exploits, and decides to do the same thing. Amazing then moves to the young boy's town to live. More athletes follow suit as well. The town begins to hate Chuck and his family, and this makes Chuck's father angry. But can one kid's message make the world listen? Written by Pat McCurry <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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Film debut of Alex English. See more »

Quotes

Hot Dog: [about Mad Dog, the linebacker] Do you know what a linebacker is?
Carolyn: No.
Hot Dog: Well, uh,
[Pointing to Mad Dog]
Hot Dog: That's a linebacker
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Chuck's Lament (A Child's Dream)
Composed & Produced by David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash & Joe Vitale
Performed by Crosby Stills & Nash
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A young boy stands up for what he thinks is right and wins.
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I watch this movie every time it's on HBO and enjoy it every time. I just purchased it for my grandkids. I think it show kids that adults do listen when given the chance. Especially since 9/11, I think they need to see that their ideas of peace should be looked at closely. Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best.


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