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

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Drama | Sport

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 1987 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Silent Voice See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)
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Trivia

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

Quotes

Hot Dog: [about Mad Dog the linebacker] Do you know what a linebacker is?
Carolyn: No.
Hot Dog: Well, uh
[indicating Mad Dog the linebacker]
Hot Dog: , that's a linebacker.
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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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Wonderful and sad
12 November 1999 | by amwoods13See 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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