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Judy and David make out in bed. Judy's breasts are briefly exposed. She then goes to the closet exposing her bottom.

Kathy and her father, both sick from Trixie, make out, and have sex (no nudity).

There is a considerable amount of violence in this film, most of it mildly graphic and bloody.

A man starts to trash his own house. His daughter finds the body of her mother murdered. The father later sets the house on fire which kills one person. (There is blood on the sheets and woman.)

The military declares martial law and forces everyone to comply at gunpoint. There are several gun battles throughout the film between the military and civilians, some of them bloody. (The most graphic scenes are a neck spurting blood and a head shot.)

A soldier shoots and kills a police officer in self-defense. (Blood drips to the floor)

Peckem assaults the mayor.

A woman stabs a soldier several times with a knitting needle.

A large fight between the soldiers and civilians. Several people die.

A soldier shoots and kills a running civilian.

The soldiers are shown burning the dead.

A soldier shoots another soldier (who is sick with Trixie) with a flamethrower.

The priest sets himself ablaze as an act of protest. (His charred body is shown.)

A helicopter crashes and explodes.

Two soldiers shoot an animal.

Clank kills five soldiers.

Clank assaults Kathy's father.

Kathy's father commits suicide by hanging, maybe.

Several soldiers shoot and kill Kathy.

Dr. Watts falls down a staircase. His head cracks open and there's a pool of blood.

A gun battle between several civilians and David.

There is a considerable amount of profanity in this film, some of it mildly graphic.

Profanity: "fuck"(1), "ass"(8), "asses"(3), "bullshit"(1), "butts"(1), "Christ"(3), "Christ's sake"(4), "damn"(8), "God"(2), "goddamn"(12), "God's sake"(1), "hell"(15), "Jesus"(4), "Jesus Christ"(3), "screw"(1), "screwed"(1), "shit"(4), "shithouse"(1)

Insults: "asshole"(1), "bastard"(1), "boy"(1), "chick"(1), "lunkhead"(1), "mother"(1), "mothers"(1), "pigs"(3 - as in sleazy), "poor schmucks"(1), "rednecks"(1), "sick son of a bitch"(1), "son of a bitch"(7)

One person does an "up yours" fist.

"Screw" is written in dust on a window.

The Major, Clank, and several extras smoke - but not very often.

Clank and others are shown drinking alcohol.

There are no jump scenes or any other frightening scenes, aside from the general scenario.

Australia:M / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 (1989) / Finland:K-18 (1985) / Germany:16 (re-rating) (2005) / Iceland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Sweden:18 (VHS rating) / UK:18 / USA:R / West Germany:18

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