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Gimme Shelter
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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

Suggested MPAA rating: R - For some violent and disturbing footage, language, and brief nudity

A nude woman is seen dancing wildly, her breasts clearly seen for a few seconds. Another woman strips nude later, her breasts are briefly and partially seen as she makes her way through the crowd to try and climb on stage.

Full frontal male nudity is shown for a split second. We see a few concert goers from behind, fully nude.

Tina Turner sings a song that sounds very sensual in nature, not only because of the lyrics, but because she makes orgasmic sounds and then starts to yell "suck it! suck it!" repeatedly.

Violence & Gore

Three fights break out at the front of the stage. The first is brief and almost entirely offscreen. We see a man raise a nightstick and bring it down, but we don't see impact on the person. The second involves a group of Hells Angels in a circle, beating a man, but this is still unclear. The third is the famous stabbing, we see a man with a gun run wild briefly, and then stabbed several times in the back by a Hells Angel. We see the man's body wrapped later. All of these fights involve violent pushing and shoving. There are other small fights, but these are the three main ones with alot of violence.


4 f-words, bullsh___is used a few times.

A man is shown selling LSD.

Alot of people drink from big jugs of alcohol. We see a marijuana joint passed around a bonfire. The Rolling Stones themselves seem to be in a drunken/high state in certain parts of the movie.

The film is very disturbing on many levels especially to someone who has been in an out-of-control crowd before.

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Argentina:13 / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Canada:14A (Alberta) (2002) / Finland:K-8 / Singapore:NC-16 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 (video) (1993) (uncut) / UK:A (theatrical release) (1971) (cut) / USA:R / USA:PG (edited for re-rating)

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