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Rated PG for Violence, Language, and Sexual Content.

(Today's rating) Rated PG-13 for intense fight sequences, sensuality, and language

There are four sexual references.

Near the begining of the movie, a man is in a street fight. A couple of girls cheer him on. When the man turns to face the girls, the camera slowly zooms in on the girls' breasts, but the focus abruptly switches when the man is bashed from behind by his opponent.

In one fairly long scene, everyone in a motel gets stricken with the urge for sex: one older man observes his wife's hips (from behind) swing back and forth. The man becomes mesmerized, and fantasizes the image of a hula girl's swinging hips in a grass skirt. One shirtless man, and towel-robed women climb into bed, and continuously kiss each other passionately. Sex is implied for both couples.

During the same scene, and elderly woman observes an elderly man peek through the curtains of the motel (watching the two couples have sex) and tells him that "it's not nice to watch people go 'humpity bumpity...'" A little later, a man steps out of his house, and rips open his robe, flashing who he thinks is a woman (it's actually an orangutan dressed in a night gown). There is no actual nudity, as his genitials are blocked in the frontal camera shot.

Overall, the movie seems to deserve a stricter rating (PG-13).

There are a few scenes of brutal fistfights, where we often see a person bleeding nose, lip, and/or mouth.

In one fight, one man shoots another in the shoulder, leaving a bloody gunshot wound.

There are dozens of punches thrown, especially in a final, brutal, fight. In the prolonged final fight scene, one man's arm is broken, and the other man is left with a bloody scar on his forehead.

Mainly mild profanity (sh*t, d*mn, ass, hell, etc.) One un-finished f-word: "Why don't you just fu--"

Alot of drinking and smoking, especially in the bar scenes.

The final fight is very intense, (see Violence & Gore) as well as several other of the film's fights.

Australia:M / Finland:K-16 / Germany:12 (DVD rating) / Iceland:12 / Norway:16 (1981) / Singapore:PG / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 (cut) / UK:AA (cinema rating) (cut) / UK:18 (uncut) / UK:15 (video rating) (cut) / USA:PG / West Germany:12 (nf)

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