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Amazing Grace and Chuck ()


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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 ...
Sports Broadcaster
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Lynn Taylor
Jim Allen ...
Missile Soldier
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President
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Russell (as William L. Petersen)
Red Auerbach ...
Red Auerbach
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Jeffries
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Chuck Murdock
Michael Bond ...
Aide
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Amazing Grace Smith
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George
Steven Bothun ...
Reporter
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Hot Dog
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Johnny B. Goode
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Pamela
James Cotterall ...
Third Baseman
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Bowman
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Pollack
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Dick Ferguson
Lynne Turner Fitzgerald ...
Network Anchor
Cortney Kutner ...
Carolyn
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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 ...
Johnny Most
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
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Baseball Fan (uncredited)
J.P. Gabriel ...
Big Guy (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mike Newell

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David Field ... ()

Produced by

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David Field ... producer
Roger M. Rothstein ... executive producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Robert Elswit

Film Editing by

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Peter Hollywood

Editorial Department

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Chris Blunden ... first assistant film editor
Catherine Hodgson ... second assistant film editor
Adam Masters ... second assistant film editor
Richard Garibaldi ... home video mastering colorist (uncredited)

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Lynn Stalmaster

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Dena Roth

Art Direction by

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John Myhre

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Michael Taylor

Costume Design by

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Jack Buehler

Makeup Department

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Kathy W. Estocin ... makeup artist
Pat Gerhardt ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Frances Mathias ... hair stylist

Production Management

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Roger M. Rothstein ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Carole Keligian ... second assistant director
John T. Kretchmer ... first assistant director

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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

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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

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Rick Kerrigan ... special effects supervisor
Sam Longoria ... high-speed cinematography / stop-motion process cinematography

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Bret Mixon ... rotoscoping

Stunts

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Orwin C. Harvey ... stunt coordinator

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David Boyd ... first assistant camera
Erik L. Brown ... third assistant camera
Kenny Christiansen ... electrician (as Kenny S. Christiansen)
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
Randy Shanofsky ... first assistant camera: "c" camera, main unit
Charles Smith ... grip
Suzanne Tenner ... still photographer
John Zumpano ... gaffer
Willie Mann ... grip (uncredited)
William M. Weberg ... grip (uncredited)

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Lisa S. Beasley ... extras casting: Bozeman
David Cass Jr. ... extras casting: Bozeman

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Donna Barrish ... costumer: women
Fred Lloyd ... costumer: men
Susan M. Petersen ... wardrobe assistant
C. Rynne ... wardrobe assistant: second unit

Location Management

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Lois Kramer Hartwick ... location manager (as Lois Hartwick)
Michael J. Malone ... location manager
Jeff Ravage ... location assistant
Susan Zwerman ... location manager

Music Department

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Elmer Bernstein ... conductor
Kathy Durning ... supervising music editor
Malcolm Luker ... scoring mixer
Cynthia Millar ... musician: ondes Martenot soloist
Jeff Atmajian ... orchestrator (uncredited)
Christopher Palmer ... orchestrator (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Annette Haywood-Carter ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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William Hogue ... driver
Gene R. Johnson ... transportation coordinator
Jerry F. Johnson ... transportation captain

Other crew

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Jason Celich ... basketball consultant
Michael Fradianni ... production assistant
Ira Friedlander ... assistant accountant
J. Richard Gray ... production assistant
Barbara Harris ... looping coordinator
Pat Kingsley ... publicist
Solomon J. LeFlore ... production financing
Eileen McCahill ... assistant production coordinator
Ann Negus ... production assistant
Christine Pittel ... assistant: Mr. Field and Mr. Newell
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
Merry Lee Traum ... production assistant (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines A boy raised a question, a man answered, and the whole world paid attention. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Silent Voice (United Kingdom)
  • La force du silence (France)
  • La voz del silencio (Spain)
  • Äänetön voittaja (Finland)
  • サイレント・ボイス 愛を虹にのせて (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 114 min
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Budget $5,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Film debut of Alex English. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Beverly Hills Cop II/Amazing Grace and Chuck/Ishtar/The Chipmunk Adventure (1987). See more »
Soundtracks Chuck's Lament (A Child's Dream) See more »
Quotes 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!"
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Chuck Murdock: But, sir, what if there is a fire?
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