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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
... President
... Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Red Auerbach ... Red Auerbach
... Jeffries
... Chuck Murdock
Michael Bond ... Aide
... Amazing Grace Smith
... George
Steven Bothun ... Reporter
... Hot Dog
... Johnny B. Goode
... 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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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!"
[pause]
Chuck Murdock: But, sir, what if there is a fire?
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Love Has No Pride
Written by Eric Kaz & Libby Titus
Performed by Bonnie Raitt
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records, Inc.
by arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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