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Parents Guide for
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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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Sex & Nudity

Suggested MPAA rating :: Rated R for strong bloody violence, pervasive strong language, graphic drug use and brief nudity

4/10

A man is seen in bed shirtless, his lower half covered with a sheet, with a nude woman (breasts and buttocks visible) 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.

Violence & Gore

10/10

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, it is implied 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.

Profanity

Total: 10/10

Very strong language.

226 uses of the 'f' word, and countless use of other words like shit, asshole, son of a bitch, bastard, and name calling words used in Cuban. Some Spanish profanities. A few uses of cocksucker. One use of Jesus Christ.

Total: 10/10

Cocaine is snorted several times.

People are seen drinking wine and smoking at restaurants/clubs

A majority of the plot is selling cocaine.

Total: 8/10

The chainsaw scene is the most intense scene in the movie despite being completely offscreen.

Total: 42/50

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Certification:
Argentina:13 (re-rating) (2012) / Argentina:16 (re-rating) (1999) / Argentina:18 (original rating) (1984) / Australia:R / Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:R / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) / Chile:18 / 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) / 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:X (original version) / USA:R (re-rating on appeal) (No. 27179) / West Germany:18 (video premiere) (cut) (1985)

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