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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: PG-13 for scenes of war violence, disturbing images, language and some smoking.

There is a shot of sensual woman in a black and white picture wearing a bathing suit - no exposed nudity.

Violence & Gore

Plenty of war violence - mainly explosions & gun fire sequences. There are several scenes of wounded and dead soldiers on battlefields with some shots lingering on the aftermath. You see bloody wounds that have been inflicted upon the fighters and in some instances charred remains. In some instances you see bodies on fire flying in the air due to tank fire or flame throwers; but these are not protracted or close up. Patton angrily slaps a cowardly soldier.

There are no close up shots of soldiers getting riddled with bullets and when people do get shot it is in the distance and bloodless. Most of the imagery with gore is the battle aftermath. The film is epic in scope and the sequences of violence and gore are justifed by the context of the historical narrative and are moderate in depiction.


The term 'son of a bitch' is used 12 times, the term 'shit' is used once and 'bastard' is used 12 times. 'Damn' is used 12 times(6 with 'God' as a prefix). The term hell is used 17 times.

Some characters are seen smoking cigarettes and the main character is seen with a cigar hanging out of his mouth in several scenes. There are some scenes of alcohol consumption, but no drunkeness is depicted.

The battle sequences are quite intense and real hardware and realistic explosions are used. Some viewers may find these scenes distressing as many young men are depicted as being killed.

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Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A / Finland:K-16 / Netherlands:12 (1986) (TV rating) / Netherlands:14 (original rating) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 (original rating) / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 (R-10) (re-rating) / Portugal:M/12 (original rating) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Sweden:15 / UK:PG / UK:12 (re-rating) (2013) / USA:GP (original rating) (Approved No. 22107) / USA:PG (re-rating) (1970) / West Germany:16

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