Watch Amazing Grace and Chuck
- 1 hr 54 min
Amazing Grace and Chuck is a dramatic sport related film that was produced and written by David Field and directed by Mike Newell. The film's cast features Jamie Lee Curtis as Lynn Taylor, Gregory Peck as The President of the United States, William Petersen as Russ Murdock, Red Auerbach as himself, Lee Richardson as Jeffries, Joshua Zuehlke as Chuck Murdock, Alex English as Amazing Grace Smith, Alan Autry as George, Michael Bowen as Hot Dog, Dennis Lipscomb as Johnny B. Goode and Frances Conroy as Pamela. The starts out with 12 year old Chuck Murdock in Montana. After viewing a missile during a field trip at school, he gets extremely agitated. As a result, he begins to protest nuclear weaponry and refuses to play baseball. This results in his little league team having to forfeit a game. Boston Celtics player, Amazing Grace Smith (played by Alex English) makes the decision to join in the protest with the boy and resigns from his professional basketball team. As a result, the media becomes involved on a national basis. Also, more professional athletes from many different sports decide to join along with the protest against nuclear weaponry, cancelling and refusing to play various games. When the President of the United States meets with Chuck, he is thrilled to learn that the President admires his efforts. However, the President is also concerned about the practical difficulties surrounding the issue of disarmament. Meanwhile, there are many sinister forces who are threatening the lives of Amazing Grace, along with Lynn, his agent. This poses grave difficulties for everyone involved in the protests. Many people are losing a great deal of money with the players' involvement in the effort to shed light upon the dangers of nuclear weapons. However, as time goes on, more people become conflicted over the situation and realize that there must be other ways to get their point across without causing further disruption.