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Amazing Grace and Chuck Movie Review Summary

Actors: William L. Petersen, Joshua Zuehlke, Alex English, Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck

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Chuck Murdock is a good kid and a crack Little League pitcher from a small town in Montana. After taking a tour of nuclear missile siloes with his classmates, Chuck becomes obsessed by nuclear war and decides to stage a personal protest against it by refusing to play ball until the weapons are dismantled. A pro basketball player with the Boston Celtics named "Amazing" Grace Smith hears about Chuck's crusade and decides to join the kid's strike, moving out to Montana to be near him, annoying his agent (Curtis), and convincing other pro athletes to come on board. All the notoriety turns the town against Chuck and his family, with his befuddled father (Petersen) caught in the middle. Eventually, even the President (Peck) has to sit up and take notice. This Capra-like film, a classic what-one-person-can-achieve-if-he-puts-his-mind-to-it tale, is as sweet and clumsy as its title. Denver Nuggets star English is a surprisingly photogenic and natural actor in his screen debut, and Red Auerbach cameos as himself. Director Mike Newell had mostly done TV before this 1987 effort, but would go on to make the much more accomplished "Enchanted April" and "Four Weddings and a Funeral."
The review of this Movie prepared by David Loftus








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Polit/Social/Race/Gender activism    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   left-wing-but-not-quite-communist activism!

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   student Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   Boston Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   hostile, like Gomer Pyle on steroids    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee Misc setting    -   fort/military installation    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death

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