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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG for some sequences of war violence, mild language, and brief smoking

One man rips off another's clothes (the character is only shown shirtless/from the chest up), then comments on how "very fair" his skin is while touching his chest. The scene is suggestive, but menacing rather than erotic. However, it is strongly implied, without anything actually being shown, that the character whose shirt is ripped off is raped.

Violence & Gore

There's nothing really bad. About 3 short battle scenes. Some other bloodless shootings. A man drowns in quicksand and there's implied offscreen torture, but it's a rather tame movie.


Mild Language such as damn, hell, and bloody. A couple of blasphemous utterances of the name of Christ, and a couple of utterances of the racist term 'wog'.

There is drinking and smoking, but no drugs.

The deaths of young characters may be distressing, as well as the scene of implied torture/assault and its aftermath, but by modern standards the film is comparatively subdued.

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Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Australia:G (Original rating) / Australia:M (Special Edition DVD) / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:TE / Finland:K-16 / France:U / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:12 / Ireland:PG / Ireland:12 (Blu-ray rating) / Japan:G (2009) / Netherlands:12 (DVD rating) / Norway:16 / Norway:15 (director's cut) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:PG / UK:12 (Blu-ray rating) / UK:A (original rating: 222m) (passed with cuts) / USA:PG / USA:TV-14 (TV rating) / USA:G (edited version) / USA:Approved (original release) / USA:PG (re-rating) (1988) / West Germany:12 (f)

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