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Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)

 -  Drama | Sport  -  24 October 1987 (Japan)
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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 ... See full summary »

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

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President: [to Chuck about his protest of the nuclear missiles] Now Chuck I can't deny you the right to protest, that's in the first amendment and God forbid that should change. But there's an old saying: "You can't run into a crowded theater and yell fire!"
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Chuck Murdock: But, sir, what if there is a fire?
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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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You're never too young for passion and commitment.
2 June 2004 | by (Milledgeville, Ga.) – See all my reviews

When this movie came out in the late '80s, it spoke out about nuclear proliferation. But the central themes of passion and commitment resonate beyond the time and the cause. Even if you don't agree with or understand Chuck's refusal to play Little League until all the nuclear silos are cleared, you have to believe in his determination to be the one person who makes a difference.

You don't have to be a sports fan or a political activist to be affected by this film, which combines laughter, tears, dedication and not a few plot twists. Newcomers to the fandom of William Petersen will appreciate his performance as a very conflicted father, trying to do right by his family and his country.


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