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Le salaire de la peur
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Parents Guide for
The Wages of Fear (1953) More at IMDbPro »Le salaire de la peur (original title)

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PG-13 for thematic material, some sexuality, disturbing images, smoking, and language

Sex and Nudity: 5/10

A young boy is seen walking around with nothing but a shirt on. Everything is briefly seen.

Cleavage is visible on a woman.

A woman is shown showering. Her butt and the sides of her breasts are briefly, non-sexually shown.

Pin-up girls are seen briefly on a wall.

There is a native woman observing the fire. She is bare breasted.

Violence and Gore: 7/10

Some slapping, provoking

Two explosions seen

A man has a rock thrown at his face by another man, who proceeds to punch him several times.

A man is rolled over by a truck. Nothing seen, disturbing.

A man's foot is shown dangling from his leg, barely hanging on. Disturbing.

A truck is shown going over the side of a cliff.

A man's face is seen, covered in blood.

Profanity: 4/10

Two uses of word sh-t

One use of word f-ck

Some derogatory insults, mild.

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking: 5/10

Nearly every character in the movie is shown smoking or drinking at one point.

Frightening/Intense Scenes: 8/10

This movie is one of the most intense and gripping thrillers ever made.

Definitely not for little kids, this movie has a dark tone and is emotionally complex.


Australia:M / Australia:PG (TV rating) / Canada:14+ (Ontario) / Finland:K-16 / Finland:K-18 (DVD rating) / Japan:G (2014) / Norway:16 / South Korea:12 (2004) / Sweden:15 / UK:PG / UK:A (original rating) / USA:Not Rated / West Germany:16

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