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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

We see the buttocks of a boy. This is in two scenes, the second of which is somewhat extended and shows rear nudity for multiple boys.

We also see a very, very, brief glimpse of a young boy's genitalia from behind. It's so brief that it's much easier to miss completely than to catch.

Violence & Gore

We see several boys being pushed, slapped and caned by teachers.

Billy gets into violent arguments with his brother and mother, in which they push and shove.

Billy gets into a fight at school, and they fall around punching and kicking each other.


One mouthed f-word; a man can be seen mouthing "you fucking twat!" to a boy (it's barely audible but it comes up in the subtitles). In the undubbed version, there is another instance where Billy shouts "thou's a big, fucking bastard!" at Jud towards the end of the film, which leads his mother to say, "That's enough of that language". In the dubbed version, this is replaced by "thou's a big, bloody bastard!"

A man is seen making an obscene hand gesture (shaking his hand, miming masturbation). In England and Commonwealth countries this is often a sign of calling someone a "wanker" or "tosser".

Several uses of "bastard".

"Twat" is used a few times.

"Damn" is used a couple of times.

"Hell" is used a few times.

"Bleeding" is used during the football match.

"Bloody" and "git" are used several times, although "git" is said as a homophone of "get" in this dialect.

Teenagers are punished for smoking.

We also see an older teenager smoking.

In the films conclusion, the boy's kestrel dies. This may be distressing for younger viewers.

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Rated PG-13 for language, nudity and some teen smoking
Australia:PG / Finland:K-11 (2010) / Finland:K-18 (2006) (self applied) / Germany:12 / Singapore:NC-16 / Sweden:11 / UK:U (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1987) / USA:PG-13 / USA:GP (original rating) / West Germany:12

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