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Parents Guide for
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A couple have sex in the back seat of a car. They are only briefly shown thrusting but you can hear loud moaning and sexual talk from outside the car.

A stripper is shown a couple times. Her breasts are shown.

A man rapes a woman in the back seat of a car. This scene can be disturbing and she is heard crying. Her left breast is shown. This scene isn't particularly graphic however it is very disturbing.

A man is going to have sex with a woman but upon finding out she has no protection he asks her to give him a blowjob but they are interrupted by his friends so nothing happens.

There are scenes that take place in in a character's bedroom and there are a couple of posters on the wall with a very sexual image.

At a dance lesson place a woman wears a tight shirt, she obviously has no bra on because her nipples are visible through her shirt.


One of the main character's becomes drunk and falls off a very high bridge and dies.

Tony and his friends attack a gang who injured their friend. It is quite violent. There is a lot of bruises seen later on the characters and we see a lot of blood and bruises during the sequence.


Around 82 F words, 6 uses of c**t, 3 uses of p*ssy, several uses of ass. 1 use of t*ts, 4 uses of goddamn and other religious profanities, 2 uses of d*ck, 3 uses of cock, 2 uses of n**ger, Several uses of sp**k. 4 uses of f*g.

1 hand gesture, a woman flips off a man.


Many people drink and smoke throughout.


One of the main characters has very low self esteem and throughout the movie he is trying to seek advice regarding himself and a girl he impregnated. He is consistently either ignored or ridiculed. By the end of the film he feels he has no way out and jumps off a bridge. Very tragic scene.

The rape scene is disturbing.

Rating should be R for sexuality/rape, nudity, intensively strong language throughout and teen drinking.

16+ only

Rated R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content (2002 edited version)
Argentina:16 / Australia:R (original rating) / Australia:MA (re-rating) (2002) / Brazil:16 (re-rating) (2014) / Brazil:12 (video rating) (1999) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) (edited US version) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:R (original rating) / Canada:14A (re-rating) / Finland:K-16 / France:12 / Iceland:L / Ireland:18 / Ireland:15 (original rating) (1978) / Italy:VM14 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Netherlands:AL / Netherlands:16 (orginal rating) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 / Norway:16 (cut) / Peru:18 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 (original rating) / Sweden:11 (re-rating) (1978) / Taiwan:R-15 (2017) / UK:X (original rating) / UK:18 (video rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (cut) / UK:A (re-rating) (1979) (cut) / USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #25042) (edited for re-rating) / USA:R (MPAA rating: certificate #38795) (2002 edited version) / West Germany:12

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