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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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The men in the chain gang often work shirtless.

While the men in the chain gang are watching, a woman in a tight, thin dress washes a car. She drips water and soap suds from the sponge down the front of her dress and presses her body against the window glass.

The men are often shown in their bunks wearing nothing but underwear briefs.

When the new men return from their first day of work, one of them is sentenced to the box. He undresses and is seen fully nude from behind.

One character has a book describing a sensual encounter and on two occasions reads out loud from it -- but it doesn't specifically describe sex.

Later, when Luke is sentenced to the box, his nude rear is also seen.

A man is shot in the neck. Blood splatters on a wall.

Prisoners are seen being beaten by guards (not a lot of blood is shown).

In several scenes Luke is badly injured and unable to stand or walk properly.

A few mild profanities, but not very many.

Some characters are seen smoking cigarettes.

The end scene can be upsetting

Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Australia:A (original rating) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Finland:K-16 / France:12 / Ireland:15 / Ireland:12 (blu-ray) (2008) / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Spain:7 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / UK:A (original rating) / USA:PG / USA:Approved (certificate #21450) / USA:GP (re-rating) (1970) / West Germany:16 (f)

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