The Chosen Poster

Release Date: 1981

DVD Release Date: September 2nd, 2003

PG|1 hr 48 min

Plot Summary
Danny (Robby Benson) and Reuven (Barry Miller) become good friends, even though they are from different branches of Judaism. Danny, a Hasidic Jew, meets Reuven, a Zionist, while playing stickball. Although they have differences, their friendship grows strong. When they reach college, outspoken support by Reuven's professor father (Maximilian Schell) for a national Jewish state causes conflicts with Danny's conservative father (Rod Steiger), leading to tension for the friends.

Cast: Robby Benson, Barry Miller, Rod Steiger, Maximilian Schell, Hildy Brooks, Ron Rifkin, Val Avery

Director: Jeremy Kagan

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Chosen Film Company

Keywords: Growing up, Friendship, Endearing, Offbeat, New York City, Friend, 1940s, Fascinating, Touching