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Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

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 <ccgrad97@aol.com>

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24 October 1987 (Japan)  »

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Silent Voice  »

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First (and as of 2013) and only acting film of Joshua Zuehlke. See more »


Silo Guide: Would you trust him to turn that key? I'm sorry, but that's what the guns are for.
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Written and performed by Steven Van Zandt (as Little Steven)
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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Little Known But One of My Favorites
23 February 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I wish they would put this out on DVD so I could get a copy to watch with my kids. It's a wonder fairy tale w/ well developed characters and interesting themes. You also get to watch Gregory Peck as the president of the US; what could be better than that? For those of you who are basketball fans, watching Alex English try to act is fun as well. Even though he's not much of an actor his performance is heartfelt and it's hard not to like the character. The movie's got one of my favorite lines:

President (Peck): the constitution gives you the freedom of speech but that doesn't mean you can walk into a crowded movie theater and yell "fire." Kid: But sir, what if there really is a fire?

It's easy to get past the cheese and enjoy this movie...if you can find it.

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