The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
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Sex & Nudity
- There is a scene involving GIs partying with prostitutes (little nudity, a few bras under half-shirts). In this scene, a GI is seen passionately kissing a woman while moving toward a room. In a later sequence a woman removes her shirt (to her bra); her pants are very short. There is a brief and very discreet "honeymoon" scene with a newlywed couple in bed together (no nudity, just holding hands).
Violence & Gore
- Multiple people are shot; A man is sitting in a chair and is shot; he falls back, bloods spatters all over the wall
- Another head shot with visible blood
- Other shootings, not as graphic
- There is a rough fight fight with visible abrasions, and a man is strangled to death on-camera.
- Some blasphemy, and about 10 uses of "hell."
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Smoking and drinking are throughout the movie
Frightening & Intense Scenes
- The shootings can be very intense
- There is a long, tense, scary shooting scene
- Some intense moments while the story is told through nightmare some of the time.
- Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violent images, thematic material, brief sensuality, and smoking