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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

Kimberly Wells is reporting about a belly dancer (which she calls a 'bellygram'). Close-up shots of the belly dancer are shown.

Mildly sexual language used by cameraman toward Kimberly while shooting "reaction scene" at the beginning of the power plant tour.

Violence & Gore

A car driven by Hector is being chased after and hit several times by the chasing car. It is then pushed off a cliff and rolls down. Later in the movie, Hector is taken from the car, covered with blood.

Jack Godell is being shot by SWAT team cops. Bullet holes are seen on his chest. He then falls and lies on the floor, bleeding. After a while he dies, with his eyes open.


Casual profanity such as "Hell" and "Damn" are used.

Some stronger language such as "Ass", "Bastard", "Shit", and "Goddamn" are said as well.

Kimberly takes a drag off of a cigarette after shooting a piece on singing telegrams.

After finding out the station will not air the nuclear piece, Kimberly takes a drag off of a cigarette before going on the air.

Kimberly Wells, Jack Godell and another couple are drinking in a bar. Kinberly orders and drinks scotch.

A severe malfunction is shown in a nuclear power plant, where parts of a pump are breaking apart. It is clear that this accident can be detrimental.

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Argentina:13 / Australia:PG / Canada:PG / Chile:14 / Finland:K-12 / Netherlands:AL / Norway:12 (original rating) / Norway:15 (re-rating) / Singapore:PG / Sweden:11 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) (1986) / USA:PG (MPAA rating: certificate #23436) / West Germany:12

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