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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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Dean Alexander ...
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Jim Allen ...
Missile Soldier
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Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Red Auerbach ...
Red Auerbach
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Jeffries
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Michael Bond ...
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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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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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First (and as of 2013) 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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Touch of Satan (1998) See more »

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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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Totally under-rated feel-good movie with a message.
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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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