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Shaft and his girlfriend have sex but any nudity is blocked out by what appear to be lampshades

Shaft and a woman have sex in the shower, we see the side of her breasts but no other nudity


Lots of shootouts and martial arts fights with some blood spatter.


3 "f" words

1 "n" word

a few "s" words and "goddamn"

a few other minor expletives

One appearance of a blatant, outdated stereotypical homosexual character.


Drinking alcohol and smoking cigars and cigarettes.

Drugs are seen.

Argentina:16 / Australia:SOA (original rating) / Australia:M (re-rating) (1985) / Brazil:14 / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Iceland:16 / Italy:T / Netherlands:16 (video rating) / Norway:16 / Peru:14 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / UK:X (original rating) / USA:R / West Germany:16

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