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A man and a woman kiss in bed. It is implied that an underage woman has had sex.

There are some strong sexual references throughout, especially when Jake LaMotta accuses his wife of cheating on him.


Jake La Motta has numerous boxing matches; punches are thrown however there is little to moderate blood in most. However this is not always the case.

In a boxing match, a fighter beats another against the ropes; we see heavy swelling and some blood on his face. Blood and sweat also splatter over the judges.

In another, a boxer violently beats his opponent. It's mostly bloodless until the opponents nose bleeds heavily (seen for a brief moment).

A man beats another man, and then slams his head and shoulder in between a car door several times.

A character raps a piece of cloth around his knuckles and hits another character in the face multiple times, whilst the character is not in pain he has some cuts that re-open due to the punches.

Jake attacks his brother by punching him multiple times and he also throws a punch and knocks out his wife.

Jake slaps his wife a few times.


"Fuck" is used constantly among other words, clocking in at 100 times.


Many scenes take place in bars or restaurants with characters drinking and smoking.


The main character has violent tendencies and a self-destructive nature, which some may find disturbing to watch.


Rated R for some strong bloody violence and pervasive language


Argentina:18 / Australia:M (original rating) / Australia:MA15+ (re-rating) (1999) / Brazil:16 / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:15 (DVD rating) / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Iceland:16 / Israel:16 / Italy:VM14 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Spain:18 (1st DVD Edition) / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / UK:X (original rating) / USA:R (certificate #26171) / West Germany:16 (bw)

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