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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


A man looks into a woman's room while she changes, bare breasts are seen.

A nude woman gets out of bed and leans forward against a window; she is then shown changing. Brief full-frontal nudity shown.

Some explicit references during a discussion between a man and a woman.

Violence & Gore


Johnny Boy is shot in the neck, causing a huge amount of blood to spray from the wound and cover him.

A man is shot four times before dying (some blood is shown on the bullet holes).

A man shoots himself in the mouth off-screen.

A man is shot in the arm, and his sleeve is shown covered in blood.

Hand-to-hand fighting throughout (sometimes rather comedic) with no serious injuries resulting.



Fairly strong language. About 50 uses of "f*ck." Also one use of "c*nt"


A man is seen shooting up heroin in the beginning of the film.

Several characters are shown drinking and/or drunk.

Characters sometimes smoke.


Total: 34/50.


Suggested MPAA Rating: R for Strong Violence, Pervasive Lanuage, Sexuality including Brief Graphic Nudity, and some Drug Use

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Argentina:18 / Australia:M / Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) / Australia:R (video rating) / Brazil:16 / Canada:R (DVD rating) / Canada:18A (video rating) / Finland:K-16 / France:-16 (original rating) / France:-12 (re-rating) / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:16 (1977) / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:X (original rating) / UK:18 (tv rating) / UK:18 (video rating: DVD audio commentary) (2005) / UK:18 (re-rating) (1993) / UK:18 (video rating) (1992) (1993) (2005) / USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #23765) / West Germany:16

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