To Kill a Mockingbird
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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

The film is based around a black man being charged with the rape of a white girl. This is mentioned and discussed throughout, but only in fairly mild terms, such as "taking advantage". But, however, before showing this to your children you should decide if a film with a theme so mature as rape is suitable for them, even if it is never depicted in detail.

Violence & Gore

Some sexual violence is described during witness accounts in the courtroom scene, but it is undetailed and fairly mild (only 'punching' and 'hitting' is mentioned) and will not offend.

A fight is heard in which somebody dies. The fight is heard but not seen.

A rabid dog is shot, but it is unlikely to upset the viewer since it was shot at a great distance and it's injuries are not visible in the scene.

A kid at the end of the film is nearly killed.

There is talk about someone slashing his father's leg.

Profanity

Throughout the film (much more near the end) the "N" word is spoken a dozen or more times, this could offend people.

Some cigarette smoking is seen.

A drunk man is seen approaching a car with two young children in it in an assaulting manner creating great fear in the car and the scene.

When the car leaves, a man is seen staggering in the driveway with a bottle of alcohol in his hand.

There is one scene where a mob tries to take an accused black man from his jail cell.

There are numerous suspenseful situations that the actors find themselves in.

Children wander the streets and forest at night and are pursued by shadows.

A boy's arm is broken by another character toward the end of the film, but only some tussling is shown.

A rabid dog is shot at great distance but the dogs injuries are not shown on screen.

A character is described as having a kitchen knife up under their ribs.

Suggested MPAA rating: PG for thematic material, some language, and mild references to rape

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Certification:
Australia:PG / Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / Germany:12 (DVD rating) / Iceland:12 / Netherlands:6 / Portugal:M/12 / South Korea:12 / Sweden:15 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) / USA:Not Rated / USA:Approved (PCA #20267) / USA:TV-PG (TV rating) / West Germany:12 (f)

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