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Island in the Sun
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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

The story's main focus and central theme revolves around racism, adultery, and interracial romantic relationships.

Two interracial relationships are shown. One is between a black man and a white woman. The other one is between a white man and an Indian woman.

Several kissing scenes are shown. Some are mild and some are passionate.

A man suspects that his wife is cheating on him with another man.

A man flirts with his wife and she rejects him, he then grabs her arm and tells her to stay. She tries to leave, but he holds onto her very tight. She says that he is ripping her dress and he says that it doesn't matter and talks about wanting to have sex. He then tears off part of it, revealing her bra. They embrace each other and passionately kiss. Sex is implied.

The next scene shows a man and his girlfriend at the beach, alone together. She is in a one-piece bathing suit and he is wearing only a pair of swimming trunks. They kiss a few times and it is implied that they have spent the whole night there together. They are later shown together in a passionate embrace and kissing. It is implied the have sex offscreen.

Women wear cleavage-revealing dresses and bathing suits.

Violence & Gore

A man punches another man in the face, knocking him on his back. He then holds him down and chokes him to death. We then see that he did not intend to murder the man.


Mild profanity.

Characters drinking alcoholic beverages and smoke cigars and cigarettes.

No illegal drugs are featured.

The film's controversial themes about racism, adultery, and interracial romance might disturb certain viewers.

The murder is shocking, although not that violent.

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Australia:X / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) (video rating) (1998) / Finland:K-16 / Sweden:15 / West Germany:16

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