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


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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 »


Lynn Taylor: [about Jeffries, To Amazing] It's men like him who make presidents disappear.
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Wonderful and sad
12 November 1999 | by (San Francisco, California) – See all my reviews

Who'd have thought that sappy movie starring an ex-pro athlete about nuclear disarmament would be this terrific. While the big theme--nuclear disarmament--is always omnipresent, it is the small themes of the movie--family, friendship, hero worship, life priorities, peer pressure--that make Amazing Grace and Chuck so watchable and, ultimately, sure to make you cry. Amazing Grace and Chuck sounds corny, but is really moving. It is a movie I can see over and over.

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