Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

PG  |   |  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. Basketball star "Amazing Grace" Smith follows the boy's example, and starts a trend.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Alexander ...
Sports Broadcaster
Lynn Taylor
Jim Allen ...
Missile Soldier
Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Red Auerbach ...
Lee Richardson ...
Joshua Zuehlke ...
Chuck Murdock
Michael Bond ...
Alex English ...
Amazing Grace Smith
Steven Bothun ...
Hot Dog
Johnny B. Goode


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 <>

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A boy raised a question, a man answered, and the whole world paid attention. See more »


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Says amazing things about the human spirit!
18 September 2001 | by (Madison, WI) – See all my reviews

While ultimately this movie may be incredibly unrealistic, Amazing Grace and Chuck still has an important and powerful message about the need to make sacrifices for something you truly believe in. An outstanding performance by the cast solidifies this movie as one of my favorites.

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