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The Bad Seed
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Violence is spoken of more than seen. We hear that a small girl kicked a boy violently, deliberately letting him drown, and helped push an old woman down a flight of stairs to her death.

We hear about several ways that a female serial killer murdered her victims.

At one point a girl sets a fire to kill a man, and we hear him yelling in pain from the building.

A woman tries to kill her child with an overdose, and herself with a bullet, when she finds that her child's a killer.

A lightening bolt hits and destroys a dock where a small girl was sitting.

Some adults are seen drinking.

A woman is shown severely drunk twice.

There are several very intense scenes where the child antagonist is screaming or describing how she killed people, and her mother is horribly upset.

At one point, the mother has terrifying memories of trying to escape from her own mother, a serial killer.

Argentina:16 / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Finland:K-16 / Norway:16 / Sweden:15 / UK:X (original rating) / UK:12 (2012) / USA:Approved / West Germany:18

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