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Amazing Grace and Chuck Details

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When young Chuck Murdock (Joshua Zuehlke) visits a nuclear missile site, he learns that one bomb would destroy the earth in less time than it would take a piece of silverware to drop from his hand to the floor. This information sends the sensitive boy into existential angst. Wondering why anybody should do anything when the world can be destroyed so quickly, and hoping to raise consciousness about nuclear weapons, Chuck quits his Little League team. He gains a little bit of local press. One of those stories is read by NBA star "Amazing Grace" Smith (Alex English), who is so moved by the boy's story that he too quits playing his sport. This produces a great deal of national press, as well as a handful of stars from other sports that decide to join the ranks of Amazing Grace and Chuck. Some powers that be in the sports world, as well as the government, do not look kindly upon these "strikes" and set about to end the movement. Amazing Grace and Chuck came near the end of a cycle of nuclear anxiety films that included Testament, The Day After, and Threads. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

  • Release date:April 17, 1987

Cast

Jamie Lee Curtis
as Lynn Taylor
Alex English
as Amazing Grace Smith
Gregory Peck
as President
William Petersen
as Russell Murdock
Joshua Zuehlke
as Chuck Murdock
Dennis Lipscomb
as Johnny B. Goode
Lee Richardson
as Jeffries
Frances Conroy
as Pamela Murdock
James Cotterell
as Third Baseman
Jim Allen
as Missile Soldier
Jim Antonio
as Strickland
Red Auerbach
as Himself
Alan Autry
as George
Michael Bond
as Aide
Steven Bothun
as Reporter
Michael Bowen
as Hot Dog
Clarence Felder
as Dick Ferguson
Robert Harper
as Bowman
Matt Kerns
as Shortstop
Harvey Martin
as Mad Dog
Johnny Most
as Himself
Natalie Oliver
as Boston Reporter
Kurt Olsson
as Tommy
Gwen Petersen
as Teacher
Maite Petersen
as School Girl
John Russell
as Stuart Shipley
Joe Sabatini
as Airplane Mechanic
Robert Schenkkan
as Pollack
Vasek Simek
as Soviet Premier
Manfred Sypold
as Johann
Cara Wilder
as Laura
Red Auerbach
as Himself
Alan Autry
as George
Joe Sabatini
as Airplane Mechanic
Jim Antonio
as Strickland
Matt Kerns
as Shortstop
Gwen Petersen
as Teacher
Jim Allen
as Missile Soldier
Johnny Most
as Himself
Steven Bothun
as Reporter
Kurt Olsson
as Tommy
James Cotterell
as Third Baseman
Michael Bond
as Aide
Manfred Sypold
as Johann
Michael Bowen
as Hot Dog
Maite Petersen
as School Girl
Harvey Martin
as Mad Dog
Robert Harper
as Bowman
Clarence Felder
as Dick Ferguson
Vasek Simek
as Soviet Premier
John Russell
as Stuart Shipley
Robert Schenkkan
as Pollack
Frances Conroy
as Pamela Murdock
Natalie Oliver
as Boston Reporter

Crew

Mike Newell
Director
David Field
Producer
David Field
Screenwriter
Ronald Bass
Screenwriter
Robert Elswit
Cinematographer
Elmer Bernstein
Composer (Music Score)
Peter Hollywood
Editor
Dena Roth
Production Designer
John Myhre
Art Director
Roger M. Rothstein
Executive Producer
Dawn Snyder
Set Designer
Jack Buehler
Costume Designer
Jonathan "Earl" Stein
Sound/Sound Designer
Rick Kerrigan
Special Effects
Ted Turner
Consultant/advisor
Mali Finn
Casting
Timothy R. Sexton
Executive Music Producer
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