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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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A man wakes up in bed with a woman naked and later while embracing her, unzips the back of her dress, revealing part her underwear. No nudity.

A man tricks a woman into having sex with him, but the sex happens off screen. We see the two lying naked in bed and talking. No nudity.

A man wearing no shirt kisses a woman passionately on a blanket

Silhouettes of naked women in the opening credits.

Pictures of fully naked women are seen on the wall of a room. But you must look carefully to see it.

It is heavily implied but never fully stated that a female tarot-card reader loses her fortune-telling powers after losing her virginity to Bond.

Other sex scenes are implied but happen completely off screen.


No bullet holes, and relatively low body count. Shootouts, fistfights, and explosions.

A man is stabbed with no graphic detail. It is implied that another man is stabbed off screen.

A dart is shot into a man's temple, killing him. Blood can briefly be seen.

A woman is shot off screen; we see her body with blood on her shirt.

A man is killed by a snakebite to the neck; no blood.

A woman is violently slapped to the floor and then shouted at by a man as she cries. Could be upsetting for some.

A man appears to be graphically shot in the head, with part of his head flying off. It is soon revealed that this is some sort of animated mannequin, which Bond then destroys with additional gunshots.

There is shooting at the end with blood. A man falls into a coffin full of poisonous snakes; he dies, apparently, though he appears again at the end of the film .

A man is killed in an explosion.

A man's arm is cut three times very slowly by a large knife; the camera spends time showing the blood dripping into what is shown to be a shark pool.

A man is thrown out of a train to his death: we hear the sound only.

A man is killed by being forced to swallow a compressed air capsule, so that he swells up like a balloon and then explodes, but this is depicted in a cartoonish way, played for laughs with no blood or gore and (deliberately?) unrealistic special effects.


"F**k" is mouthed. "Sh*t" is used once. This is the first Bond film to use such strong language. Other milder language including "hell," "damn," "bitch," "ass," and "God."

To give a little context, a student says "Oh sh*t" when Bond commandeers her plane and drives it through a too-narrow opening, tearing the wings off. "Ass" is used as part of the phrases "hauling ass" and "smartass".


Bond smokes and drink ocasionally.

Bond uses his cigar as a weapon twice.

The villain's plan is to grow huge amounts of heroin and distribute much of it for free in the United States, causing his competitors to grow bankrupt and allowing him to make lots of money by charging large amounts for his heroin once all of his competitors are gone.


A man is killed by a snakebite and voodoo rituals are shown.

Attempted feedings of Bond to crocodiles and sharks scenes may scare young viewers

Man emerges from graveyard

Bond lights a spray to kill a snake.

The ending may make you jump.

TOTAL: 20/50

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 For Intense Violent Action, Drug Content, Language Including Suggestive References And Some Frightening Images

Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Australia:M (TV rating) / Australia:NRC (original rating) / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Canada:14A (video rating) / Finland:K-16 / Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / Iceland:12 / Iceland:14 / Ireland:PG / Japan:G (2015) / Netherlands:12 (TV rating) / Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) / Netherlands:AL (DVD rating) (2000) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:15 / Norway:16 (1973) / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (tv rating) / UK:PG (video rating: additional material audio commentary) (2008) / UK:PG (video rating: DVD audio commentary) (2006) / UK:PG (video rating) (1987) (1993) (2001) / USA:PG (Approved No. 23615) / West Germany:12

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