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Rated R for graphic violent content, language and some sexuality and some nudity.

There is a sex scene at the beginning of the movie. However, it is very brief and at a distance, nothing much is shown.

A skippable fully-clothed sex scene, lasting about 3 minutes.

We see a man's butt as he runs through some tall grass..

The violence in this movie is as graphic in nature as say, one scene of Transformers. There is basically only off-screen deaths, and the only blood is on a cut, it's not splattering all over the screen.

A tiny amount of blood is shown when a character's arm is cut open in a car crash.

An injured driver hangs out of a car window after a road accident. He has blood on his head and face.

Max is shot in the knee. The bloody wound is shown briefly.

Max's arm is run over by a motorcycle. It happens quick and there are no details, although he grunts in pain briefly.

A severely burned hand is shown for a few seconds.

Several car chases, many resulting in crashes.

hell- 2, shit- 2, ass- 1, bitch- 1, fuck- 1, crap- 1

There is some minor drinking.

A man smokes a cigar

Max is shot in the knee and has his arm run over briefly while trying to reach his gun.

Some intense chases and scenes of the gang terrorizing the small city.

A young man and woman are terrorized by a motorcycle gang who violently destroy their car while they are inside it. They are dragged out and it is implied that both are raped off-screen - a member of the gang forcefully grabs the woman so that she is straddling him, and the man is later seen running away and completely naked.

Argentina:X (original rating) / Argentina:16 (re-rating) (1999) (uncut) / Argentina:18 (re-rating) (1982) (cut) / Australia:R18+ / Brazil:16 / Canada:R / Canada:18+ (Quebec) / Canada:18A (special edition) / Finland:K-18 / France:X (original rating) / France:16 (re-rating) / France:12 (re-rating) (2015) / Germany:16 (re-rating) (2015) / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM18 / Japan:R15+ (2015) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:(Banned) (original rating) / New Zealand:R18 (re-rating) / New Zealand:R16 (re-rating) (2016) / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/18 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:(Banned) / Sweden:15 (TV rating) / Taiwan:R-15 (2016) / UK:X (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2015) / UK:18 (video rating) (1986) / USA:R / USA:TV-MA (cable rating) / West Germany:18 (original rating)

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