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Parents Guide for
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Rated R for graphic violence, strong language, some drug use and for sexual content/nudity


A man is seen in bed shirtless, his lower half covered with a sheet, with a nude woman (we see her bare breasts) gropes against his side and kisses him.

A woman is seen wearing only panties, but her nipples are covered.

Women are seen in suggestive clothing throughout.

Lots of sexual innuendo and dialogue.


We see riots in the Cuban part of Miami where a lot of fighting occurs.

A man is stabbed in the gut. We only see the aftermath.

In the most infamous scene of the movie a man has his arm and leg cut off with a chainsaw. This isn't actually shown though. It is still pretty disturbing.

In the subsequent gunfight four people are shot and killed.

A man is graphically shot in the head and chest.

A man is hanged.

A man smacks his sister to the ground and pulls the man who was kissing her away.

A man shoots a drug lord dead. No blood.

A man shoots a corrupt cop in the gut. Some blood.

A man shoots another man in the chest, killing him.

A man shoots another man in the head in a car. Very graphic.

A man shoots his friend two times. Some blood, but not too graphic.

A woman is mowed down with a submachine gun.

A man is shot multiple times.

Many men are killed in an explosion.

A graphic shootout.

A man is shot in the back with a shotgun. Graphic.


226 uses of 'fuck', 24 of 'shit', 9 of 'ass' (1 crudely used), 7 of 'asshole', 6 of 'cocksucker', 3 of 'p-ssy', 'chick' and 'son of a bitch', 2 of 'tit(ties)' and 'prick' and 1 of 'b-tch' and 'whore'. Also 7 instances of "hell", 4 of "Jesus", 3 of "bastard", 2 of "piss", 2 of "damn", and 1 of "Christ" and "Cunt".


Cocaine is snorted constantly throughout the film and bags of it are seen as the main character is the leader of a drug cartel

People are seen drinking wine and smoking at restaurants/clubs.


Intense moments include the chainsaw killing, the helicopter scene, and the end.

Total: 45/50

Argentina:13 (re-rating) (2012) / Argentina:16 (re-rating) (1999) / Argentina:18 (original rating) (1984) / Australia:R18+ / Australia:MA15+ (Cable TV rating) / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:R / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) / Colombia:18 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 (cut) (1990) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1984) / France:12 / Germany:18 (re-rating) (uncut) (2011) / Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (uncut) (2001) / Greece:K-17 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:(Banned) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) / Netherlands:18 (original rating) / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 (original rating) / Norway:15 (re-rating) (2000) / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/18 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Taiwan:R-18 / UK:18 / USA:TV-14 / USA:X (original version) / USA:R (re-rating on appeal) (No. 27179) / West Germany:18 (video premiere) (cut) (1985)

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