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Women are shown with deep cleavage, short skirts.

A woman disrobes, her upper back is seen and she goes under a bed sheet.

A man undresses, his upper body is shown and joins her, they kiss.

Attractive women are referred to as "furniture".

A man and woman shower together, and they are shown behind distorted glass.

A woman is shown wrapped in a towel, her nude back and legs are shown.

A man calls a woman "a helluva piece of furniture", she objects to the phrase.

A man implies group sex in talking to a woman.

A man slaps women, one has blood from her lip and she whimpers.

A man hits another man with a metal crowbar in the back of the head (the actual hitting is not seen) killing him.

A woman is shot in the head at close range (obscured and not gory).

A mob riots and large trucks with scoops gather up people.

Two bystanders are carelessly shot in attempts to kill a man.

A man is shot in the leg.

Another man is crushed to a height of a few inches by a large bulldozer scoop (the crushing is shown, but the body is obscured and not gory. Later, his legs are shown sticking out from under the bulldozer scoop, surrounded by a pool of blood).

A man beats another, and roughs up a woman.

A man undergoes assisted suicide.

Two characters fall a long distance.

Men shoot at each other with handguns, one is killed, one is wounded, blood is shown.

A woman is shot in the back.

A man is stabbed in the chest with large kitchen knife (shown protruding from chest for several seconds), and coughs up blood.

Two instances of "son of a bitch", 13 instances of "damn ______", 10 references to deity (Some of them may be seen as respectful while some may be seen as disrespectful), 2 instances of the word "schmuck", 1 instance of the word "bullshit", 12 instances of the word "hell" (one MAY refer to the location).

People smoke cigarettes. A man tries a cigarette and expresses pleasure with the experience ..."I'd smoke two or three a day..." People drink alcohol.

Heston's character's search for the murderer of the title's food producing corporation's president and discovery of the secret of this food.

Australia:M / Australia:PG (TV rating) / Canada:PG / Finland:K-18 / France:Tous publics / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:18 (1974) / Norway:16 (original rating) / Norway:15 (re-rating) / Singapore:PG / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / UK:15 (DVD rating) / UK:AA (original rating) / USA:TV-MA (TV rating) / USA:PG (certificate #23501) / West Germany:16

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