The Chocolate War
As the new kid at a strict Catholic boys' school, Jerry Renault (Ilan Mitchell-Smith) longs to be part of the notorious gang of thugs known as "the Vigils" (headed by Wally Ward). But when the school's ambitious headmaster (John Glover) enlists the Vigils to help him "persuade" everyone to participate in a fund-raising drive to sell chocolate bars, Jerry discovers that membership comes at a dear price. Based on the book by Robert Cormier.
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- Keith Gordon
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
English, FrenchClosed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that mature teenagers, especially fans of the popular book by Robert Cormier, will appreciate this dark story, a kind of "Dangerous Liaisons" for teenagers. Archie says that "people are two things, greedy and cruel," and devises his plans to take advantage of those qualities.
- Sexual Content
- References to masturbation, (false) accusation of homosexuality used to taunt Jerry.
- Jerry beat up by a gang of smaller kids, boxing match at the end, blackmail, harassment, and other emotional violence.
- Very strong language.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Smoking by teens.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it