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Rated R for strong violence, pervasive language, some sexual content and drug material.

A prostitute (Greta Blackburn) hired by Albert Ganz (James Remar) is seen brushing her teeth topless, her bare breasts are seen and her bare bum is shown as she walks out of the bathroom door.

In a bar a topless dancer is seen, she has little silver stars over her nipples and she has the backs of her pants cut out to reveal some of her bare bum.

A woman is seen topless at the end, her bare breasts are seen.

Some mild to strong sexual talk.

48 Hrs. is a moderately violent action thriller, there are a couple of fist fights and a few mild shoot-outs.

Albert Ganz (James Remar) and Billy Bear (Sonny Landham) begin fighting, during the struggle a gun is pulled and two cops are shot, one in the stomach as a big bloody gun shot wound is seen.

There is a close-up of a dead man on a bench with a bullet wound in the middle of his forehead.

Ganz punches a prostitute in the face and knocks her out.

Ganz shoots one cop in the chest, bloody bullet wound seen and shoots another in the side, again blood seen.

Reggie Hammond (Eddie Murphy) opens a car door as Luther (David Patrick Kelly) is running past his car and sends him crashing to the ground, Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) then kicks Luther a couple of times while he's on the ground.

Reggie is hit on the arm with a baseball bat.

Reggie and Jack have a fistfight, they repeatedly punch each other in the face and stomach in a prolonged sequence. Back in the car just after the fight and Jack elbows Reggie in the face.

A security guard at a train station is shot, no blood seen.

Luther is shot on a bus.

Billy is shot twice in the chest while bare chested, two large bloody bullet wounds seen.

Ganz is shot in the shoulder and then repeatedly shot in the chest, he is seen falling to the ground and a shot of his blood stained upper torso is seen.

48 F words. Racist, sexual and derogatory remarks.

There are many scenes set in bars and show people drinking and smoking.

The hero Jack Cates (Nick Nolte) is seen lighting up and smoking cigarettes throughout the entire film.

A fleeting reference to a drug deal that was robbed by Reggie Hamond and one of his counterparts

Several intense scenes.

Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-15/13 (2001 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) / Finland:K-16 (original rating) / France:U / Germany:16 (re-rating) (2013) / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15 (Blu-Ray rating) / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG (cut) / South Korea:18 / South Korea:15 (cable rating) / Sweden:15 (cut) / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (2009) (uncut) / UK:15 (video rating) (1987) (cut version) / UK:18 (video rating) (1986) / USA:R (Certificate #26865) / West Germany:18 (original rating)

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