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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


Graphic male and female nudity, full frontal

Comical sex scenes

A woman finds her two young children sitting naked across from each other playing doctor; the woman freaks out and claims the daughter is pregnant and the son raped her

A man is seen taking off his pants and is wearing several pairs of women's underwear underneath; he then demands two women's underwear and says that they must kiss him

A young white woman has sex with an obese black woman

Simulated sex scenes with thrusting and over the top moaning

Other sexual acts and weird comic sex

Two men strip for a woman with full frontal nudity; she then has sex (comic) with one and spanks the other while having an orgasm

A woman makes out with her recently deceased boyfriend

A woman orders for her daughter to be gang-raped, injected with rabies, and thrown out; we see about 6-7 men rape the woman

Violence & Gore


A man is sat on and suffocated by an obese black woman

Some non-graphic shootings with little blood

A man's eyes is gouged out with a woman's high heel; his eye is seen falling out and the woman steps on it barefoot

A woman has a gun put in her ass and is shot

A woman grabs a young woman by the hair and drowns the young woman in a bowl of dog food.

A woman goes into the doctor's office, threatening everyone with a knife; she gets a sex change and later cuts off her own penis



16 F-words including the term "M.F." and its meaning "motherfucker", 2 uses of "cunt", 5 uses of "dyke", 20-something uses of "bitch", "ass/asshole"


some smoking and drinking.


even scenes that sound shocking are meant to be funny. very funny and light, but ABSOLUTELY not for under 17.


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Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Canada:18A / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / France:-16 / France:-18 (original rating) / New Zealand:R18 / UK:18 / UK:(Banned) (1977) / USA:R (re-rating) / USA:X (self applied)

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