The Chocolate War

1988 NR 1h 40m DVD

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The Chocolate War

1988 NR 1h 40m DVD
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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.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen 1.85:1
Subtitles
English, French
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital Mono
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 16+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 16+
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age 16+

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.

Violence

Jerry beat up by a gang of smaller kids, boxing match at the end, blackmail, harassment, and other emotional violence.

Language

Very strong language.

Social Behavior

Consumerism

Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Smoking by teens.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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