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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Suggested MPAA rating: R for language and nudity

A man and a woman go into a room and begin to kiss passionately, she removes to lower part of her dress, pushes him back onto a bed and they continue to kiss, he unzips the back of her dress (we see her in her underwear), he struggles to unfasten her bra, she sits up and unfastens it, he begins to touch her breasts, she suddenly passes out and we see her lying on the bed (bare breasts and abdomen are seen)

On two occasions, it is implied that a woman is stroking a mans genitals while they sit in a car (we see her shoulder moving rhythmically, he tells her faster, she make a comment about his erection and when she is finished we see her removing latex gloves from her hands)

A man and a woman go into a car and we cut to them kissing passionately while caressing each other, her begins to touch her breast and he tells her how he used to do that to his previous girlfriend, he lifts her shirt up (her bare breasts are visible), he rubs her thigh while they continue to kiss and they are interrupted (we see him with his pants around his ankles and bare legs are visible)

A man spies on a woman while she undresses, we see her remove her bra (bare breasts are visible), see rubs her abdomen seductively, she begins to slip her hand into her pubic region and the scene ends

A man walk into a house and finds a naked woman (we see her bare back and buttocks as she puts on her shirt), he leaves, an older man walks out and we see his bare buttocks as he turns around (it is implied that just had sex)

A man spies on a group of women undressing and engaged in a pillow fight (bare breasts are visible on some and the rest are in lingerie)

A man and an older woman enter a room, he removes her coat, she undresses and we see her in lingerie (shoulders and legs are visible), he picks her up and puts her onto a bed while they continue to kiss (sex is implied)

A man appears shirtless with a towel wrapped around his waist, he removes the towel to get dressed and we see his bare buttocks

A man hands another man a phallic toy (in the form of male genitalia) and suggests he use it with his girlfriend

A man asks a woman if he wants to go on a date with him and we cut to them lying under a blanket on a football field; they talk about how neither of them have had sex and do not know what to expect, he begins to remove his shirt (we see his bare chest), she tells him that she is underage and the scene ends

A womans shirt is ripped off of her by another woman (we see her in her underwear and cleavage, shoulders, and legs are visible)

A mans conscious (in the form of a devil on his shoulder) tells him in graphic terms what to do sexually to a woman

We see many men kneeling in only their underwear (bare chests and legs are visible), one of the men gets down on all fours and another man spanks his buttocks repeatedly with a wooden plank while the rest watch (it does not appear to be sexual)

We see a woman in lingerie lying next to a man in bed while he talks on the phone (nothing sexual is implied)

A man spies on women getting undressed through their window (we see their silhouettes and outlines of their breasts)

A man puts his arm around a woman and he kisses her on the cheek on a few occasions

Men and women kiss in many scenes

A woman on a parade float is thrown into the window of a young boy (she is wearing a one-piece bathing suit and fishnet stockings), and he appears excited (we see him reading a pornographic magazine but nothing is discernable)

A girl introduces a man to her parents and tells them that he is the boy who molested her

Men talk about hooking up with women and one says I hope I score

A woman tells a man that another man and woman are having an affair, and she then professes her love for him

A man asks for the front desk to call a woman that he says is his date

Men and women are seen in togas at a party (bare shoulders and legs are visible)

A man stands next to a woman looking at cucumbers and remarks mines bigger (referring to his genitals) and that vegetable can be very sensual

A man invites an older woman to a party and she remarks Im old enough to be your mother

A man tells a woman that the party hes throwing is not an orgy

A woman tells a man that another woman would like to meet her at a hotel (presumably for sex) We see a group of cars in which couples are presumably embracing (nothing can be discerned)

A man flirts with a woman and asks if he can massage her thighs

A man talks about finding a girl for another man to date, a woman makes a reference to them having sex on the first date and the man says that the other man has never had sex

A man and a woman dance playfully

We see a womans bare leg and thigh while she sits on a bleacher and another man looks up her skirt from underneath

We see posters of women in bathing suits (bare legs, shoulders and cleavage is visible)

A female mannequin is thrown out of a window (breasts and buttocks are briefly seen)

A man imitates a woman having an orgasm

A man reads what is presumably a pornographic magazine (nothing is clear but some flesh is slightly visible)

A man infers about another man having sex with a woman using crude terms

A man picks up a woman, lifts her into a car and they drive away (sex is intended)

We see a female mannequin being carried into a truck (the buttocks are visible)

Women at a party wear dresses that reveal bare shoulders and the outline of their nipples

We see cardboard cutout of an nude mermaid whose breasts have been substituted with fish bowls

From a distance, we see silhouettes in a house of what are presumably couples embracing

A woman asks another woman if she had sex with a man and the other woman tells her that he doesnt believe in premarital sex

A make makes a reference to having an erection

A man asks a woman if she will go out with him, she accepts, and he asks if she can get 3 more girls for his friends

A door has a sign that reads Sex room

A parade float has Eat me written on it

Three women admire a man

Men and women dance playfully at a party

Violence & Gore

A group of men lock a horse into a room and leave, they hand one of the men a gun and instruct him to go back in and shoot the horse, the man goes back in the room and shoots the gun at the ceiling, the horse falls to the floor, and the other man rush into the room (we later see the horses motionless legs behind a couch, indicating that he died)

A man walks up to the corpse of a dead horse (all we see are legs) with a chainsaw and it is implied that hes going to amputate it but nothing is shown

The following events happen during a parade: a telephone pole collapses due to a float being attached to it, a speeding parade float crashes into many other floats causing people on the float to be thrown off, a float runs over a fire hydrant and begins to spurt water, a parade float crashes into a store window, smoke pellets are released into the street, a car crashes into bleachers causing people to be thrown off, and people in the street run and panic

A group of men lure another man into a hotel room, they begin to punch and kick him and the scene ends (we see him later with a bruised face and a black eye)

A man shoots a bottle that another man is carrying, he reloads his gun and aims the bullet at the man (with the intention of shooting) but he is interrupted

A man chases another man, causing chaos to ensue in a cafeteria and a food fight begins, we see people throwing plates and food flying briefly and the scene cuts away (this doesnt last long)

A horse is hit in the rear with a golf ball, causing it to become agitated; the man riding the horse is then hit in the head with a golf ball causing him to fall off the horses back, his legs become stuck in straps and the horse rides off dragging him along the ground while hes screaming (we later see him in a neck brace)

A man pushes another man to the ground, grabs him by his collar, slams him against a horses cage, yells at him while grabbing his cheeks, forces him to do pushups, kicks him on the ground and leaves

A man punches another man in the face

A man on the ground is run over by a mob of people and we see his flattened body

An inebriated woman runs into a parked car

We hear the sound of a man vomiting

A man grabs another mans guitar and smashes it against a wall

Two men break into another two mens dorm room, spray them with fire extinguishers and force them to leave the room

A man slams a door into another man

A man spanks another kneeling man in the buttocks with a wooden plank repeatedly

A man shows another man a switchblade

A man knocks a pile of beer cans out of another mans hand

A man backs into many parked cars while trying to leave a parking lot

A man rides a motorcycle, at full speed, into a house and up the stairs nearly hitting another man

Many beer bottles are thrown against walls, sometimes nearly striking people

A man carrying a box of beer bottles trips, shattering the bottles and a nearby man shrieks in dispair

A mannequin is thrown out of a window and nearly hits two men People yell and argue during a trial

A group of men drive a car into a garage, hitting objects as they enter, and the car doors fall off as they go to open them

A man shatters a bottle against his head for amusement A man puts food in his mouth and spits it back out onto a group of people

A man shatters a window with a golf ball, a man hits a golf ball and it breaks through a window and shatters a water glass

A group of men pour beer on another group of men

A man throws food items at another man who attempts to catch them

A man yells at another man

A horse reacts violently towards a man and he appears scared

A woman supporting a man drops him to the ground (this is playful)

A man kicks a car in anger

A group of men discuss violently protesting against a college

A man shatters the windshield of a car

A man brakes a glass bottle against a car

A man in a car knocks over a trash can

A man drives recklessy

A man drives into a parked car

A group of people throw beer cans at an overhead projector screen, a group of people throw beer cans at a man

A woman tells a man that another woman died, and shows him a newspaper article confirming it

A man says that he used to get beat up once a week

A man makes a reference to dangerous pranks being pulled at a college

A man makes a reference to Pearl Harbor

We see a drawing of a military plane shooting another plane down while engulfed in flames

We hear a presumably inebriated man urinating, two other men walk up to him and he begins to urinate onto them

A man eats sloppily

Two men shoplift from a grocery store

A parade float is named Deathmobile


8 F-words, 13 scatological terms, 12 anatomical terms, 5 religious profanities, 6 mild obscenities, name-calling (wimp, blimp, immature jerk, closet case, retard, fizzies, twerp, punks, loser, fat, disgusting slob, disgrace, vicious mother, worthless, weak, stupid, nauseating pile of blubber, pig, bastard, tool, jack-off, perverted, scumbag, jerk-off, animals, moron, psychotic, dumb) 4 derogatory terms for homosexuals, 2 exclamations (shut up), 1 derogatory term for the mentally-handicapped, 16 religious exclamations

Three characters smoke pot with their professor. Beer and alcohol is consumed by many in the Delta House.

Drugs: Marijuana

The scene where Otter is lured into a trap and beaten up by 5 Omegas is mildly intense.

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Argentina:X (original rating) / Argentina:13 (re-rating) / Australia:M / Canada:PA (Manitoba) (original rating) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) (original rating) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:14A (Manitoba) (re-rating) (2003) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (re-rating) (2003) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) / Finland:K-16 (1993) (uncut) / Finland:K-16 (1979) (cut) / Iceland:L / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:AL / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:16 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / UK:AA (original rating) / USA:R (Certificate #25253) / West Germany:18 (original rating) / West Germany:12 (re-rating)

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