Amazing Grace And Chuck 1987 PG CC

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As a means of protesting the proliferation of nuclear arms, a precocious youngster decides to give up pitching for his little league team. His protest gains nation-wide attention and support when Amazing Grace Smith, a famous basketball player, quits his profession to join the boy's cause.

Starring:
Jamie Lee Curtis, William L. Petersen
Runtime:
1 hour 56 minutes

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Amazing Grace And Chuck

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Product Details

Genres Sports, Drama
Director Mike Newell
Starring Jamie Lee Curtis, William L. Petersen
Supporting actors Jim Allen, Gregory Peck, William Petersen, Red Auerbach, Lee Richardson, Joshua Zuehlke, Michael Bond, Alex English, Alan Autry, Steven Bothun, Michael Bowen, Dennis Lipscomb, Frances Conroy, James Cotterall, Robert Harper, Robert Schenkkan, Clarence Felder, Lynne Turner Fitzgerald
Studio TriStar Pictures
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
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Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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This is one of my favorite movies OF ALL TIME, never get tired of watching it!!!!
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Suffice to say that it a good family movie with a moral - something sorely lacking in many movies that were put out since this one.
Nick Pusloskie
With starring roles by Gregory Peck, Jamie Leigh Curtiss, Alex English and William Petersen.
Glenn R. Hodge

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31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By Tara H. Walker on June 12, 2003
Format: VHS Tape
Amazing Grace and Chuck has remained one of my all time favorite movies after all of these years. It is simple and idealistic, but as a peace lover "wouldn't it be nice". I saw an interview with Gregory Peck talking to Johnny Carson, talking about the movie and waited and waited to see it. It never came to Wichita, but I saw it in Kansas City. I have used it at school on many occasions to teach students that it is important to have a cause - I don't care what it is, but something you are willing to make a sacrifice for. The acting was understated, the message loud and clear. I still recommend it.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Brian J. Decock on November 24, 2005
This movie, in my opinion, is one of the most overlooked and unappreciated movies in film history. Most people have dismissed it as being unrealistic and far fetched. I think that they have missed the point. I don't think this movie was intended to be received as a potentially plausible solution to the menace of the Nuclear threat presented by the Cold War, but rather an idealistic fairy tale about how one, seemingly ordinary boy, could change the world.

This opinion is evident in the quote that is flashed on the screen stating "But wouldn't it be nice...". That quote is your cue that you are about to be drawn into a representation of a more perfect world; one where all people discover a way to lay down their arms and live together peacefully.

Granted, the actors that portray Chuck and Amazing Grace were both newcomers, so their performances are somewhat amaturish at times. Nonetheless, Alex English does a good job for his first (and I think only) turn at dramatic acting. And Joshua Zhulke absolutely shines in his portrayal of Chuck.

Then there are the wonderful pros as well. Jamie Lee Curtis is brilliant, as always, in one of her first dramatic, post Horror Genre, performances. Frances Conroy fits easily and seemlessly into her role as Chuck's mother. And William Petersen presents us with a glimpse of how he attained his future success through his spot-on performance as Chuck's Father. One of my favorite moments in this film is when Petersen's character swallows his pride and tells his son that he is proud of him in spite of the fact that Chuck's actions have caused a major disruption in the lives of his family, his community and his Father's career in particular.
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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Fat Lever on July 18, 2002
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There have been many movies starring members of the Denver Nuggets - Blair Rassmussen's "Waiting For Lefty", Bill Hanzlick's "Ethan Frome", and Michael Adams's "Macbeth" are perhaps the best known - but "Amazing Grace and Chuck" is the best of the lot. Alex English turns in a woefully neglected performance as "Amazing Grace" Smith, a Boston Celtics player who hates nuclear war as much as a Montana Little League star named Chuck. Symbolism abounds in this film which, at its best, recalls Bergman's most challenging films. Were there only one film that I could select for future audiences to view, "Amazing Grace and Chuck" would be that film. And if I could select a book to save with this masterpiece, "The English Language" by Alex English would be that book. Remember how Adams could hit those three-pointers? Good God, he was amzazing.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 24, 2003
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As we approaced the Iraq war, the young people of our island community gathered in the chill of winter, in a pouring down rain to stand for peace. The adult community offered support. A grandmother offered the viewing of Amazing Grace and Chuck. She had lived through the Nixon years, when this film came out, and when it played only in "art" houses, because it was not allowed in SRO theaters. (that cant be true....we dont censor in America) But that is how it was, and it was that way because the concept that children might take their power in hand was frieghtening to our president. YES it is idealistic, but it is also a wonderful teaching tool. Open your minds and hearts and let it in! WONDERFUL film. One of my five all time favorites!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Tate on March 3, 2007
Life is Beautiful, Pay it Forward, I Am Sam, Braveheart....this movie is right there with them. I was cleaing the basement and thinking about a friend of mine and Pay it Forward came to mind and then this...Amazing Grace and Chuck.

I read a quote today...

The power of one is all we have, but we all have it.

That quote sums up this movie.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Rex Stocklin on August 19, 2006
The Amazing Grace and Chuck is a feel good film that we need now in this time of bumbling policies and cynicism. Sure it is far-fetched, but so is Star Wars and The Wizard of Oz, and you don't see very many detractors of those classics.

The fact that the setting makes it seem real doesn't interpolate to actual reality, but there is a lot of morality to be learned from it in any case.

Then there is the splendid debut of the central Chuck, Joshua Zuehlk, who has never been seen again in anything of any substance. A shame, cuz the lad has chops. Haley Joel chops. And with the much-deserved not-so-overnight success of the fine Manhunting William L. Petersen (Mr. CSI himself), you'd think this hollers for release. Given all the bilge that DOES make the bins, this stuns me.

A great cast, funny, suspenseful, tender, current. And a bonus for fantasy hoops and Beantown fans, lotsa Garden footage of an erstwhile dream...Alex English donning the kelly shamrocks.

HBO/TriStar release this gem...NOW!!!!!
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