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The Chocolate War (1988)

R | | Drama | 18 November 1988 (USA)
A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by ... See full summary »

Director:

Keith Gordon

Writers:

Robert Cormier (novel), Keith Gordon
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2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Glover ... Brother Leon
Ilan Mitchell-Smith ... Jerry Renault
Wallace Langham ... Archie (as Wally Ward)
Doug Hutchison ... Obie
Corey Gunnestad Corey Gunnestad ... Goober
Brent David Fraser ... Emile Janza (as Brent Fraser)
Robert Davenport Robert Davenport ... Brian Cochran
Jenny Wright ... Lisa
Bud Cort ... Brother Jacques
Adam Baldwin ... Carter
Ethan Sandler ... Caroni
Wayne Young Wayne Young ... Gregory Bailey
Kurt Bloom Kurt Bloom ... Impressed Kid on Bus
Wyeth Orestes Johnston Wyeth Orestes Johnston ... Senior 'Environment' Kid
Landon Wine Landon Wine ... Frank Bollo
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Storyline

A surreal portrait of a Catholic Private School and its hierarchy. A new student must submit to the bizarre rituals of his peers and the expectations of the school's administration by selling chocolates. Written by Brooke <soylent@ican.net>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Guerra do Chocolate See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,351, 20 November 1988

Gross USA:

$303,624

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$303,624
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Both Ilan Mitchell-Smith (Jerry Renault) and John Glover (Brother Leon) later starred in Superman prequel television series: Mitchell-Smith played Andy McAlister in Superboy (1988) while Glover played Lionel Luthor in Smallville (2001). See more »

Quotes

Bill Carter: What about Renault?
Archie Costello: Don't worry about Jerry Renault.
Bill Carter: But I do, Archie! The guy's making pansies out of us!
Archie Costello: Trust me. The Renault thing will take care of itself. Before the sale is over, Renault will be wishing with all his heart that he should have sold the chocolates... and the school will be glad that he didn't.
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Connections

Featured in The Celluloid Closet (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Skaters' Waltz
(as "Skaters Waltz")
By Emil Waldteufel
Arranged by Paul Lazaar
Southern Library Publishing / ASCAP
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Schoolboys at their worst
11 October 2018 | by engineerchangeSee all my reviews

Thought-provoking tale of following others without knowing why. Interesting take at what others can make you do, but missing elements that would make the story feel more whole.


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