Amazing Grace & Chuck
Amazing Grace & Chuck ★★ 1987 (PG)
Perhaps the only anti-war/sports fantasy ever made. After a visit to a Minuteman missile site in Montana, 12-year-old Little Leaguer Chuck learns of the dangers of nuclear arms. He begins a protest by refusing to play until the nations come to a peace agreement. In a sudden surge of social conscience, athletes worldwide put down their equipment and join in droves, starting with probasketball star Amazing Grace Smith (Denver Nugget English). Capra-like fantasy has good intentions but ultimately lacks two key elements: coherency and plausibility. 115m/C VHS . Jamie Lee Curtis, Gregory Peck, William L. Petersen, Joshua Zuehlke, Alex English; D: Mike Newell; C: Robert Elswit; M: Elmer Bernstein.