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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

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for language including racial slurs, comic violence, partial nudity, and for sexual innuendo

Tons of sexual phrases and gestures, however nothing is graphically shown.

A few jokes about raping women, but again nothing graphic is shown.

A female character performs a dance routine in a cabaret style outfit.

A woman seduces a man and turns out the lights. She makes a veiled comment asking about whether he has a large penis.

A man rests his head on a woman's breasts (which are quite revealed in a bra) A curtain is later seen shifting and the man opens the curtain adjusting his zipper, and the woman later appears in her bra, implying sex.

Violence & Gore

The hero, furious at being left to drown in quicksand while his racist foreman recovered the sinking handcar instead, hits him with a shovel.

A few non-graphic shootouts for comedic effect.

Firearms are used throughout the film.

A man is shot in the testicles.

A huge brawl near the end with attacks ranging from mundane punches to silly methods like bad breath and cream pies.


Several derogatory terms are used the movie especially towards the Asian and Black community, and may offend viewers. Other language is also included (3 uses of G-damn, 1 use of tw*t, many uses of sh*t, other milder words)

One character is an alcoholic. Also several scenes take place at a bar.

The lead character smokes and shares marijuana with a prisoner.



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Argentina:Atp / Australia:M / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2004) / Finland:K-12 / Ireland:15 / Italy:T / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:15 (original rating) / Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1974) / UK:15 / UK:AA (original rating) / UK:12A (re-rating) (2008) / USA:R (No. 23752) / West Germany:12

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