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Parents Guide for
Reefer Madness (1936) More at IMDbPro »Tell Your Children (original title)

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A woman is seen putting on panty-hoes. Her bra-strap can be briefly seen from behind.

A man seduces a girl and has outercourse with her while she is high. It appears he is trying to date-rape her and starts to take of her blouse.


A woman is shot and killed by a man high on marihuana. The entry wound is shown on-screen but is not very graphic. A man smokes marihuana and drives a car wildly at 40 mph, running over and injuring an innocent bystander

A man attacks another man with a blunt object.

A woman commits suicide by jumping through a window.


None at all.


Drinking, smoking. Heroin an opium are seen but not used and weed is constantly smoked throughout

The reason why I am only giving this a 4 is because the theme of the film is trying to scare you about drugs, obviously this effect does not work now and the film is looked on as a comedy but he general message of the film is teaching kids to not smoke dope.


If you are VERY sensitive to bad drug effects/ shootings you may feel slightly scared. The film nowadays is looked on as a comedy.

Suggested MPAA rating: PG for drug material throughout, over-traumatic situations and sensuality

Australia:M / Canada:G (Nova Scotia/Quebec) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Finland:K-18 (self applied) (2001) / Germany:12 / New Zealand:PG / UK:X (original rating) / UK:15 (video rating) / USA:TV-PG (TV rating) / USA:PG (1973)

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