Amazing Grace and Chuck

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Amazing Grace and Chuck
Amazing Grace and Chuck.jpg
Directed by Mike Newell
Produced by David Field
Written by David Field
Starring Joshua Zuehlke
Alex English
William L. Petersen
Jamie Lee Curtis
Gregory Peck
Michael Bowen
Music by Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography Robert Elswit
Edited by Peter Hollywood
Distributed by TriStar Pictures
Release date
May 22, 1987 (USA)
Running time
114 min.
Country USA
Language English
Budget Unknown
Box office Unknown

Amazing Grace and Chuck is a 1987 film starring Gregory Peck, Jamie Lee Curtis and William Petersen. The film was directed by Mike Newell.[1][2][3][4] It was released on VHS in the UK as Silent Voice.[5]


Chuck Murdock (Joshua Zuehlke), a 12-year-old boy from Montana and the son of a military jet pilot, becomes anxious after seeing a Minuteman missile on a school field trip, which is intensified by a nightmare of a fork dropping after being told that the speed and effectivess would be done "before a dropped fork hits the floor". Chuck protests the existence of nuclear weapons by refusing to play baseball, which results in the forfeit of a Little League game by his team.

"Amazing Grace" Smith, a fictional Boston Celtics player (played by NBA star Alex English), catches a blurb about the story in his newspaper and decides to emulate Chuck, saying he will no longer participate in professional basketball unless there are no more nuclear weapons. This gives it nationwide coverage, inspiring more pro athletes to join the protest against nuclear weapons. Smith then moves to Montana to meet with Chuck and buys an old barn, which he and the other athletes renovate into their residence. Smith's agent, Lynn (Jamie Lee Curtis) is unsure about what he hopes to accomplish but decides to support him and Chuck.

The film reaches a climax when the President of the United States (Gregory Peck) personally meets with Chuck, admiring his resolve but at the same time explaining the practical difficulties of disarmament.


  1. ^ "Amazing Grace and Chuck(1987)". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  2. ^ Newell, Mike. "Amazing Grace and Chuck". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Amazing Grace and Chuck [VHS] (1987)". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
  4. ^ Maslin, Janet. "Amazing Grace and Chuck (1987)". Retrieved 16 December 2013. 
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