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Parents Guide for
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Several scenes where prostitutes are seen in the streets. Nothing shown, it's just obvious that's what they are.

A young girl is a prostitute. It is heavily frowned upon by the main character.

There are 1 or 2 scenes where a man goes into a porn theater. The screen is never shown, but there are brief noises heard. Not too bad

A man shoots a robber. No sounds or bloody wounds.

A man shoots another man in the stomach (little blood seen, but he groans in pain). He is later shot again in the chest and we briefly see a circle of blood on his shirt.

The camera pans around the aftermath. We see a bloody wall, bloody footprints, another wall that is particularly gore-covered, and a few gory corpses.

However, this is all shot in a faded, desaturated style, which reduces the shock effect as blood is harder to discern.

Quite violent for it's time but now it's quite tame.


- 33 uses of the F-word

- 9 uses of Shit

- 1 use of Shitheel

- 5 uses of Goddamn

- 9 uses of Damn

- 6 uses of Hell

- 2 uses of Bastard

- 5 uses of Son of a Bitch

- 5 uses of Bitch

- 1 use of C--t

- 1 use of C--k

- 2 uses of P---y

Characters drink and smoke.

A character's gradual mental deterioration may be disturbing to some.

While some may overall find this film very psychologically distressing, it is still primarily a quiet(er) drama.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for some graphic bloody violence, strong language, and some sexual material.

Argentina:18 / Argentina:16 (re-release 2014) / Australia:R / Australia:MA15+ (Cable TV rating) / Brazil:14 / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2013) / Chile:18 / Chile:14 (re-release 2014) / Colombia:18 / Czech Republic:12 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 (1987) / Finland:K-18 (1976) / France:16 (original rating) / France:12 (re-rating) (1991) / Germany:16 (re-rating) / Hong Kong:IIB / Hungary:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-15 / Japan:PG12 (2010) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/18 / Portugal:M/16 (re-release) (2016) / Russia:18+ / Singapore:M18 / South Africa:16 / South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) / South Korea:15 (theatrical rating) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / UK:X (original rating) / USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #24441) / West Germany:18 (original rating)

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