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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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Mike Newell

Writer:

David Field
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dean Alexander Dean Alexander ... Sports Broadcaster
Jamie Lee Curtis ... Lynn Taylor
Jim Allen Jim Allen ... Missile Soldier
Gregory Peck ... President
William Petersen ... Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Red Auerbach Red Auerbach ... Red Auerbach
Lee Richardson ... Jeffries
Joshua Zuehlke ... Chuck Murdock
Michael Bond Michael Bond ... Aide
Alex English ... Amazing Grace Smith
Alan Autry ... George
Steven Bothun Steven Bothun ... Reporter
Michael Bowen ... Hot Dog
Dennis Lipscomb ... Johnny B. Goode
Frances Conroy ... Pamela
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Storyline

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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Maybe one day this story will be true. See more »

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Drama | Sport

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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First (and as of 2018) and only acting film of Joshua Zuehlke. See more »

Quotes

Lynn Taylor: [about Jeffries, To Amazing] It's men like him who make presidents disappear.
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Soundtracks

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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One of the best Kid's Movies ever
6 April 2005 | by wdemurjianSee all my reviews

Provided you are capable of a "willful suspension of disbelief" regarding the implausible plot premise, this is a delightful movie. Truly one of the best kid's movies of all-time (right up there with "The Sandlot").

This movie combines some well-known stars (Gregory Peck, Jamie Lee Curtis, and William Peterson) with some surprising debuts (Joshua Zuehlke as Chuck and former NBA great, Alex English, as Amazing).

The story is heart-warming, with some genuine tear-jerkers, and the closing is uplifting (though a tad predictable). There are some surprises, a few quotable lines, and lots of inspiring moments.

I can't recommend this enough, if you want to believe that anyone can make a difference in this mixed-up world of ours.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Amazing Grace and Chuck See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

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Color (Metrocolor)
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