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Escape from New York
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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 brief topless woman is shown.

For most of her substantial screentime, the lovely Adrienne Barbeau wears a shirt that reveals much of her abundant cleavage.


Multiple explosions and a bombing.

Three fights, one of which is to the death.

One act of crossbow violence. Bloodless and non-graphic.

A helicopter shoots a rocket to blow up an escaping raft of inmates. Bloodless and non-graphic.

A cut off finger is shown to another person, mildly bloody but hokey-looking.

A large street gang violently attacks a vehicle. Nothing worse than violence from The Warriors.

Most of the violence in this film is not graphic.

A hand is shot and it explodes (accompanied with a slightly comedic yelp)- the one act of significant graphic violence in the entire film.

3 F-words, and milder profanity.

Multiple instances of cigarette smoking.

Some scenes that might make you jump, but nothing too disturbing.


Rated R for some violence, and for language.

Argentina:16 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Manitoba) (director's cut) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-15 (DVD rating) / France:Tous publics / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Norway:16 (original rating) / Singapore:PG / Sweden:15 / UK:AA (original rating) / UK:15 (video rating) / USA:R (No. 26272) / West Germany:16 (w)

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