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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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A guy suggests a girl is a lesbian when she rejects his advances.

A girl moons the school janitor.

A young couple heavily pet in a locker room; the girl's breasts are seen.

It is implied two characters have sex in a van, as from outside, we see the van bouncing and we hear moaning.

A young girl is shown falling backward from a second-story window ledge and crashing onto a large paned window on the ground. Moments later, another large paned window falls and crashes beside her body, wedging a large glass shard into her throat. Blood is shown on and around her.

A man on fire is shown escaping from a burning car.

The body of a nurse is discovered, having been killed with a shard of glass.

A guy forcefully grabs and kisses a girl against her will, resulting in a four-guy fistfight.

A girl's throat is sliced with a large shard of glass. Although we don't see the bloody damage until after she falls onto the floor, we do hear the shard ripping into her flesh, as we see her facial expressions.

A girl is stabbed repeatedly in the throat with a large shard of glass. The bloody aftermath is shown.

Two guys struggle at the steering wheel of a moving van. One guy falls out of the van to safety, as the other guy accidentally drives off a cliff in a fiery explosion.

A bloody dead girl spills over backward from a shelf.

A girl is chopped repeatedly with an axe offscreen, as we only hear the whacking sounds.

A guy is knocked out, bound and gagged.

A guy is decapitated with an axe and his head is shown rolling across the floor.

A guy tries to kill another guy with an axe. When the axe is knocked out of his hands, a girl retrieves it and hits the first guy on the head with it. He dies moments later, as we see his bloody wound.

Moderately strong: the s-word is used, as well as the f-word two or three times.

Smoking and drinking are seen throughout the film. Pot is also used by several characters.

A guy smokes pot and drinks alcohol behind the wheel.

A guy drinks heavily and becomes intoxicated.

A scene involving the graphic death of a young child may disturb some.

Australia:M / Canada:18+ (TV rating) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2005) (DVD) / Finland:K-18 (heavily cut) (1983) (video) / Finland:(Banned) (uncut) (1981) (theatrical release) / France:12 / Germany:16 (re-rating) / Iceland:(Banned) / Italy:VM18 / Italy:T (VHS) / Netherlands:16 (1981) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 (DVD rating) / Norway:18 (1980) / Singapore:NC-16 / Sweden:15 (re-rating) (1983) / Sweden:(Banned) (original rating) (1981) / UK:18 (re-rating) (1987) / UK:X (original rating) (1980) / USA:R / West Germany:18 (nf)

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