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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

Note: The number at the beginning of each section refers to how explicit that aspect of the film is on a scale of 1-10. The fraction at the end of the Frightening/Intense Scenes category is the total sum of all the sections out of the highest sum possible (50) and therefore an approximation of how much explicit content of any kind is in the film.

Sex/Nudity: 10/10

Two people have sex in the backseat of a car. They are only briefly shown thrusting but you can hear loud moaning and sexual talk from outside the car.

Lots of sexual references.

A stripper is shown a few times . Her breasts are visible.

A man rapes a woman in the back of a car. This scene can be disturbing as she is heard crying. Her left breast is shown.

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.

[The PG version omits the rape scene and nudity]

Violence & Gore

Violence 6/10

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.

There is a rape scene (not graphic at all) but the victim is seen crying.


Profanity 10/10

Around 82 F words, 6 uses of cunt, 3 uses of pussy, several uses of ass. 1 use of tits, 4 uses of goddamn and other religious profanities, 2 uses of dick, 3 uses of cock, and 1 obscene hand gesture 2 uses of nigger, Several uses of spic. 4 uses of fag.

[All f-word and c-words are edited in the PG version, as other some other lines of dialogue]

Alcohol/Drugs/Smoking 10/10

There is alcohol consumption at the disco and Tony's parents drink wine. The guys all drink beer. Tony and his friends smoke cigarettes throughout. The drug "speed" is referenced. In 1scene a man seems to be very drunk

Frightening/Intense Scenes 8/10

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 which leads him to jump off a bridge at the end of the movie. Very tragic and emotional scene.

Tony Manero, the main character has a terrible family life.

The rape scene is disturbing.

The R-Rated version is clearly intended for adults. There is an edited PG version which is more family friendly, however the PG edits make some parts of the movie illogical. For example the scene where Annette is raped is edited out in the PG version so therefore when they pull over at the bridge she is crying for no apparent reason.

Suggested MPAA Rating: Rated R for Violence, Strong Sexual Content/Nudity, Mature Thematic Elements, Pervasive Language, and Drug and Alcohol Use

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Rated R for strong language, sexuality/nudity and some drug content
Argentina:16 / Australia:R / Australia:MA (re-rating) / 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) / Chile:18 / Finland:K-16 / France:-12 / Iceland:L / 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) / UK:X (original rating) / UK:18 (video rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (cut) / UK:A (re-rating) (1979) (cut) / USA:R / USA:PG (edited version) / West Germany:12

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