- Director: Philip Leacock
- Writer: Jud Kimberg; John Kohn
- Producer: Jud Kinberg; John Kohn
The cruelty of children...a very powerful anti-war film that has, sadly, been forgotten.
It will leave a distinct chill in your heart.
During World War II, teenage boys in a small English town are consumed with jingoism and brutal war games, hoping dearly that the war won't end before they can fight in it. John, one of the younger members, is increasingly torn between these peer group values and his deepening homoerotic friendship with Mark, a gentle Jewish refugee whom his gang has ostracized as a sissy and a coward. Based on the novel 'The Custard Boys', by John Rae. Reminiscent of 'Lord of the Flies' in depicting adolescent cruelty growing unchecked to tragic extremes.