The Manchurian Candidate
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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).

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."

Smoking and drinking are throughout the movie

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


Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Finland:K-16 (1989) (uncut) / Finland:(Banned) (1964) (cut) / Finland:(Banned) (1964) (uncut) / Netherlands:16 / Netherlands:18 (1964) / Norway:16 (original rating) / Norway:15 (re-rating) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / UK:12A (2010) / UK:15 (1988) / UK:A (1962) (cut) / USA:Approved (PCA #20258) (original rating) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #29080) (1988) / West Germany:16 (f)

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