Chuck (Joshua Zuehlke) is a star on his Little League team, but when he decides to make a stand -- to quit playing baseball until nuclear weapons disarmament is achieved -- he angers some, and inspires others (including Boston Celtic Amazing Grace Smith, played by NBA star Alex English). This unusual tale asks: can one kid make a difference? If he gets the attention of the President (Gregory Peck), enough big name celebrities, and reporters, he just might... Also stars Jamie Lee Curtis, William Petersen, and features Red Auerbach. Newly remastered.
A youngster has given up the one thing he loves - his little league team - until total elimination of nuclear weapons has been achieved. This brings about an unusual friendship for the boy and the attention of the President.
Chuck, a little league baseball pitcher, sees a Minuteman nuclear missile and refuses to pitch as a protest against nuclear weapons. The press picks up the story and it is read by a star of the Boston Celtics, who supports the boy's protest. Soon members of the Miami Dolphins have joined them, helping to spread the protest to Major League baseball players and other athletes in both Russia and the United States. Eventually, when it seems that baseball season will have to be cancelled because of all the boycotting players, the boy gets audience with the president that leads to a summit hearing and a commitment from Russia and the U.S. to total nuclear disarmament -- and to Chuck's return to Little League playing.
Ted Turner served as executive consultant for the film.
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