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Amazing Grace and Chuck -- As a means of protesting the proliferation of nuclear arms, a precocious youngster decides to give up pitching for his little league team. His protest gains nation-wide attention and support when Amazing Grace Smith, a famous basketball player, quits his profession to join the boy's cause.


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24 October 1987 (Japan) See more »
A boy raised a question, a man answered, and the whole world paid attention. See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Dean Alexander ... Sports Broadcaster

Jamie Lee Curtis ... Lynn Taylor
Jim Allen ... Missile Soldier

Gregory Peck ... President

William Petersen ... Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Red Auerbach ... Himself
Lee Richardson ... Jeffries
Joshua Zuehlke ... Chuck Murdock
Michael Bond ... Aide
Alex English ... Amazing Grace Smith

Alan Autry ... George
Steven Bothun ... Reporter

Michael Bowen ... Hot Dog

Dennis Lipscomb ... Johnny B. Goode

Frances Conroy ... Pamela
James Cotterall ... Third Baseman

Robert Harper ... Bowman
Robert Schenkkan ... Pollack

Clarence Felder ... Dick Ferguson
Lynne Turner Fitzgerald ... Network Anchor
Cortney Kutner ... Carolyn

Jim Antonio ... Strickland
Brian R. Hager ... First Baseman
James Lindley Hathaway ... Jerome
A.J. Kallan ... Man in Truck
Matt Kerns ... Shortstop
Harvey Martin ... Mad Dog
Johnny Most ... Himself
Natalie Oliver-Atherton ... Boston Reporter (as Natalie Oliver)
Kurt Olsson ... Tommy
Gwen Petersen ... Teacher
Maite Petersen ... School Girl
John Russell ... Stuart Shipley
Joe Sabatini ... Airplane Mechanic
Vasek Simek ... Soviet Premier (as Vasek C. Simek)
Harris Smithe ... Soldier
Rudolf Svehla ... Russian Translator
Manfred Sypold ... Johann
Robert Tilson ... Soldier
James Tuomey ... Aide
Cara Wilder ... Laura
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kevin Fennessy ... Baseball Fan (uncredited)
J.P. Gabriel ... Big Guy (uncredited)

Directed by
Mike Newell 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
David Field 

Produced by
David Field .... producer
Roger M. Rothstein .... executive producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Robert Elswit 
Film Editing by
Peter Hollywood 
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Dena Roth 
Art Direction by
John Myhre 
Set Decoration by
Michael Taylor 
Costume Design by
Jack Buehler 
Makeup Department
Kathy W. Estocin .... makeup artist
Pat Gerhardt .... additional hair stylist
Pat Gerhardt .... additional makeup artist
Frances Mathias .... hair stylist
Production Management
Roger M. Rothstein .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Carole Keligian .... second assistant director
John T. Kretchmer .... first assistant director
Art Department
James Barth .... carpenter foreman
John Beauvais .... paint coordinator
Brad Einhorn .... assistant property master
Barbara Field .... art department buyer
Robert Louis Holter .... art swing gang
Robert A. Maisto .... labor foreman (as Bobby Maisto)
Michael McCrea .... art swing gang
Chip Radaelli .... construction coordinator
Gay Redinger .... lead person
Stephen Andrew Schwartz .... property master
Dawn Snyder .... set designer
Tim Trimble .... set dresser
Sound Department
Stefna Borges .... assistant sound editor (as Stefna Smal)
Rusty Coppleman .... foley editor
Flash Deros .... boom operator
Barrett Golding .... cable person
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Dominic Lester .... sound re-recording mixer: UK
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer: UK
Alan Paley .... dialogue editor
Peter Pennell .... sound editor
Jonathon 'Earl' Stein .... production sound mixer
Larry Stensvold .... sound re-recording mixer: USA
Jeremy Strachan .... assistant sound editor
Bill Thiederman .... sound re-recording mixer: USA
Howard Wilmarth .... sound re-recording mixer: USA
Daniel Brock .... sync technician (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Rick Kerrigan .... special effects supervisor
Sam Longoria .... high-speed cinematography
Sam Longoria .... stop-motion process cinematography
Visual Effects by
Bret Mixon .... rotoscoping
Orwin C. Harvey .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
David Boyd .... first assistant camera
Erik L. Brown .... third assistant camera
Kenny S. Christiansen .... electrician
Stephen Crawford .... best boy electric
Robert K. Feldmann .... key grip
Stephen Girouard .... grip
Shane D. Kelly .... gaffer: second unit
David R. Kohn .... lighting technician
Todd Miller .... second assistant camera
Les Percy .... best boy grip
Brian A. Pitts .... set electrician: Boston
Charles Smith .... grip
Suzanne Tenner .... still photographer
John Zumpano .... gaffer
Willie Mann .... grip (uncredited)
William M. Weberg .... grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lisa S. Beasley .... extras casting: Bozeman
David Cass Jr. .... extras casting: Bozeman
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Donna Barrish .... costumer: women
Fred Lloyd .... costumer: men
Susan M. Petersen .... wardrobe assistant
Editorial Department
Chris Blunden .... first assistant film editor
Catherine Hodgson .... second assistant film editor
Adam Masters .... second assistant film editor
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor
Kathy Durning .... supervising music editor
Malcolm Luker .... scoring mixer
Cynthia Millar .... musician: ondes martinot soloist
Christopher Palmer .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
William Hogue .... driver
Gene R. Johnson .... transportation coordinator
Jerry F. Johnson .... transportation captain
Other crew
Jason Celich .... basketball consultant
Michael Fradianni .... production assistant
Ira Friedlander .... assistant accountant
J. Richard Gray .... production assistant
Barbara Harris .... looping coordinator
Lois Kramer Hartwick .... location manager (as Lois Hartwick)
Annette Haywood-Carter .... script supervisor
Pat Kingsley .... publicist
Solomon J. LeFlore .... production financing
Michael J. Malone .... location manager
Eileen McCahill .... assistant production coordinator
Ann Negus .... production assistant
Christine Pittel .... assistant: Mr. Field and Mr. Newell
Jeff Ravage .... location assistant
Carolyn Rothstein .... production assistant
Ardice Tappenbeck .... production assistant
William Tasgal .... production accountant
Chuck Thornton .... pilot
Ted Turner .... executive consultant
Patricia A. Turrentine .... production assistant
Susan Vanderbeek .... production coordinator
Jeffrey Wetzel .... production assistant
Tracy Wetzel .... production assistant
Duncan Wilmore .... technical advisor
Susan Zwerman .... location manager
Merry Lee Traum .... production assistant (uncredited)

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114 min
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8 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Totally under-rated feel-good movie with a message., 25 May 2001
Author: Bob Weil from Sacramento, CA

A remarkably enjoyable movie that's particularly entertaining for sports fans and anyone who's not a raging right-wing hawk. Alex English is so engaging & natural that I'm surprised he hasn't done more acting.

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