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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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Not Rated, would probably be PG-Thematic Elements involving Murder


There is talk of past relationships.

It is vaguely implied that the two male leads are lovers, but no physical or verbal affection between them is seen.


There is a scene at the beginning of the film of two men strangling another man with rope.

Near the end of the film, one of the characters loads a gun and tries to shoot another man, they struggle and the gun goes off.

Throughout the movie there are discussions of death and murder. There are several scenes where murder is discussed openly and in a casual manner - such comments are made regarding murder by several of the characters included "committing murder should be reserved to superior individuals", "have a strangulation day", and "We killed for the sake of danger and for the sake of killing."

A man slaps another man.


One utterance of "what the devil are you doing".


At the party, there is drinking and smoking. All of the people at the party are of the legal drinking/smoking ages.

Almost all of the characters are drinking champagne throughout the party (which is most of the movie).

A couple of other characters are drinking scotch, brandy and other alcoholic beverages.

Drinking is an integral part of the movie, though mostly handled with style and taste.

Towards the end of the movie one of the characters is starting to act drunk on brandy and scotch and talks about being drunk.


The first scene, of a man being strangled by a rope (mentioned in "Violence and Gore") could be frightening and disturbing to children.

The last half hour of the film gets quite nerve wracking as the criminals become more agitated, nervous and suspicions about the crime committed earlier come up.


Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Brazil:14 / Canada:AA (original rating) / Canada:14A (video rating) / Finland:K-16 / Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) / France:Tous publics / France:16 / Germany:16 / Iceland:L / Italy:VM14 (video rating) / Italy:VM16 (re-rating) (1956) / Italy:(Banned) (1949-1956) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 / Portugal:M/12 / Portugal:(Banned) (original rating) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:18 (2003) / Spain:T / Sweden:15 (cut) (original rating) / Sweden:11 (uncut) (re-release) (1984) / UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) / UK:PG (tv rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1988) / USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #13027) / USA:TV-G (TV rating) / USA:PG (certificate #27078) (1983)

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