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Parents Guide for
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Since the beliefs that parents want to instill in their children can vary greatly, we ask that, instead of adding your personal opinions about what is right or wrong in a film, you use this feature to help parents make informed viewing decisions by describing the facts of relevant scenes in the title for each one of the different categories: Sex and Nudity, Violence and Gore, Profanity, Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking, and Frightening/Intense Scenes.
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Sex & Nudity

Sam is a womanizer.

Mrs. Archer is an adulteress.

There is one brief scene which shows Ruth in the bath, but there is no nudity.

Violence & Gore

None of the violence is graphic or intense.

Archer's corpse is briefly shown.

Cairo threatens Sam at gunpoint. Sam then hits Cairo.

Ruth threatens Cairo at gunpoint.

Sam is drugged.

Jacobi falls down dead in Sam's office.

Casper and his goons threaten Sam and Ruth at gunpoint.

A brief fight between Sam and Wilmer.

Casper threatens Sam at gunpoint.


There is no profanity, but there are a few very mild derogatory terms and a couple of insults.

Compared to most old crime films there isn't much smoking, although many characters do smoke including Sam, Ruth, Cairo, Casper and Tom.

Casper and Sam share a drink.

There are no scenes that could be considered frightening or intense.

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