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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

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for Mature Thematic Material & Frightening Moments

We see a woman putting on her bra, from behind. We see her bare back until then. The same woman dances around in her house, in bra and panties.

There are several kissing scenes between a main couple, with accompanying mild innuendo.

It's implied that a young newlywed couple is having sex exhaustively, but nothing is shown.

A younger man forcefully kisses an older woman before he is eventually pushed out of the apartment complex.

The main character's girlfriend comes over to nurse him back to health. When another character comes over and sees some of her clothes, he assumes that she has spent the night. The main character corrects him on this.

The main character uses binoculars and a telephoto camera lens to spy on his neighbors. This is done out of curiosity and boredom, not sexual interest, but several references are made to "Peeping Toms".

Violence & Gore

The plot revolves around a man who murdered his sick wife and stuffed her dismembered body into several suitcases. Frank's mention of this is made of the suspected gory details, and some of the related dialogue can be graphic.

A small dog is killed, though it isn't shown onscreen.

A man tries to push an injured man out of a window. The latter man falls out of the window, but recovers safely. The scene is very intense.



Some smoking scenes.

The main character and his friends enjoy a glass of brandy.

A woman across the way attempts to commit suicide by overdosing on pills.

A man picks up another man in a wheelchair and tries pushing him out of a window. This scene is intense for some viewers.

Due to the violent subject matter and thematic elements of the film (see the violence section), a majority of the scenes are very intense.

A small dog is killed, which may be upsetting.

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Argentina:13 / Argentina:14 (re-rating) (1983) (PCA #27069) / Australia:PG / Australia:M (TV rating) / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (1983) / Canada:G (Quebec) (1983) / Finland:K-8 / France:U (2000 re-release) / Iceland:L / Italy:T / Japan:G (2009) / Netherlands:AL / Netherlands:6 / Netherlands:18 (orginal rating) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:T / Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1984) / Sweden:15 (original rating) (1955) / UK:PG (tv rating) / UK:PG (video rating: additional material, audio commentary) (2012) / UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (2001) / UK:PG (re-release) (re-rating) (1983) (2000) (2012) / USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #16938) / USA:Approved (PCA #27069: 1998 restoration) / USA:TV-G (TV rating) / West Germany:16 (original rating) / West Germany:12 (re-rating) (1980s)

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