The Chocolate War Poster

Release Date: 1988

DVD Release Date: April 25th, 2006

R|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
Jerry (Ilan Mitchell-Smith), a new student at an elite Roman Catholic prep school, must face the freshman hazing practices handed down by the Vigils, a group of powerful students. When teacher Brother Leon (John Glover) pushes the students to sell chocolates for a fundraiser, the head of the Vigils, Archie (Wally Ward), gets Jerry to reject selling for 10 days. However, Jerry decides to keep up the refusal past the original time frame, which pits him against the Vigils and the school staff.

Cast: John Glover, Ilan Mitchell-Smith, Wallace Langham, Doug Hutchinson, Corey Gunnestad, Brent David Fraser, Robert Davenport, Jenny Wright

Director: Keith Gordon

Genres: Drama

Keywords: School, 1970s, Underdog, Dark, Growing up, Rivalry, Tense, Rousing