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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
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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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24 October 1987 (Japan)  »

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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
[indicating Mad Dog the linebacker]
Hot Dog: , that's a linebacker.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan (1998) See more »

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Undefeated
Written and performed by Steven Van Zandt (as Little Steven)
Courtesy of EMI America Records
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It gets me every time
2 August 2004 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie years ago and have never forgotten it.

The story is of a young boy protesting nuclear weapons by refusing to play Little League baseball. Professional players join in his fight when they hear of his cause. While in this day and age its somewhat unlikely, it offers a great feeling of hope, of truly believing in something, and sacrificing luxuries for the greater good of the world. I love this movie, its not flashy but it touches the heart. Maybe I am a sap, but I don't think I have had one viewing of this movie without being brought to tears. See this movie at least once. Its worth it.

If you show this movie to your children, there is an emotional (but not graphic) death in this movie.


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