Bootleg (2002)

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When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.

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Cast

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 Mike 'Huntley' Hunter
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 Mrs. Bubby
Anthony Hammer ...
 Jason 'Smudger' Moore
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 Mr. Blades
Greg Saunders ...
 Ron Moore
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 Tricia Moore (as Ros Hammond)
Rhondda Findleton ...
 Carol Hunter
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 Darius Crowe
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 Martin Burrows
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 Frankie Crawley
Heli Simpson ...
 Myrtle Jackson
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When the "Good For You" party bans chocolate, two boys resolve to bring down the government.

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8 December 2002 (UK)  »

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Laitonta suklaata  »

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Although the currency of the film is "pounds" (the fine for eating chocolate is £2,000), in the first episode there is an advert for a launderette which mentions dollars. See more »

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Remade as Chocolate Underground (2008) See more »

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Nice, subversive metaphore for all the family.
23 August 2004 | by (Santiago, Chile) – See all my reviews

The government imposes the ban on chocolate ! Well, that might be a stupid point to start a movie, but it handles the idea very well: if you forbide something that people want, they will fight to get it back. Black market will appear, and everybody that we know will suffer the consequences.

It is a good family movie, but also it works at another level: replace the word "chocolate" by "cocaine", "pot", "heroine", or "iron maiden LPs", and you'll get the idea. The writers have managed to understand the mechanics of the black market and all the clichés of the underground movements and put it into a nice Sunday evening cable movie. Of course that it went unnoticed under all the Harry Potter hype, but it has that kind of stories that will touch some kind of fiber in you, even with all those clichés flying around.


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