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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

MPAA - "PG" for action sequences of war violence, brief mild language including scenes of smoking, drinking and tobacco used.

Actor Charles Bronson is seen in a brief shower sequence (the shower trap cleverly hides a tunnel shaft), but he is not visible from the waist down.

Violence & Gore

A man stabs a pitchfork into a pile of trees, where another man is hiding, No man is stabbed or injured.

A man crashes through three bunks on a bed.

A man crashes his motorcycle into barbed wire, showing some cuts and scrapes.

There is also some motorcycle accidents.

There are scenes where men are killed by gunfire.

Two prisoners are shot off-screen. It is later made clear that a total of fifty (50) prisoners were executed altogether, in violation of normal rules of warfare.

A man prisoner commits suicide by climbing the fence and being shot by the guards. His body hangs on the fence. Some blood is shown very briefly.

A plane carrying two escaped prisoners crashes, killing one of them (some blood).

Profanity

Brief mild language, such as "damn" and "hell."

Some uses of "kraut".

Contains some scenes involving tobacco use.

There is also one scene involving moonshine.

There is a reference to "getting good and stoned" but it is referring to getting drunk, not high.

The scene where Archibald Ives is shot to death, and where his body is hanging in the barbed wire may be intense.

The escape and capture scenes are intense.

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Certification:
Australia:PG / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Finland:K-16 / Iceland:12 / Japan:G (2009) / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Sweden:15 / UK:U (passed with cuts) / UK:PG (tv rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1993) (2002) (2013) / USA:Unrated / USA:Approved (PCA #20399) / West Germany:12 (f)

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