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Girls are shown briefly wearing fairly modest swim-suits. Girls and guys make out infrequently. Daniel is also seen without wearing a shirt.

Mr Miyagi says in one scene "In order for bee to make honey. Bee need young flower not old prune." Could be interpreted as a sexual reference.

Daniel and Ali share a brief but passionate kiss.

Scenes of physical violence in attacks on Daniel and later one on one combat in a tournament. In one dramatic moment, an opponent is ordered by his unscrupulous sensei to make an illegal attack to Daniel's knee and cripples him in agony.

Daniel gets a graphic black eye.

Daniel gets his head violently scratched in a bike accident.( a little graphic)

Profanity with time code

SHIT 00:13:58,531 --> 00:14:01,152 Bullshit. Get on your bikes, guys.

00:38:45,017 --> 00:38:46,298 Shit!

01:14:30,706 --> 01:14:34,620 - Not everything is as seems. - Bullshit! I'm going home, man.


00:04:11,569 --> 00:04:15,317 Look at those palm trees! Damn, do you know what that means?

00:26:27,780 --> 00:26:29,938 Damn bike! I hate this bike!

01:13:38,028 --> 01:13:40,733 Damn it! I can't believe this.

01:14:12,479 --> 01:14:15,314 I'm what? I'm being your G*d damn slave!

01:28:36,843 --> 01:28:40,509 - Damn beautiful, don't you think?

01:28:53,402 --> 01:28:55,608 Damn good cane cutter, too.

01:38:03,410 --> 01:38:05,201 - Shoot! Damn! - What's matter?

01:38:09,875 --> 01:38:13,078 - Miyagi understand. - I wasn't supposed to know. Damn it.

01:56:22,926 --> 01:56:23,957 Damn it!


00:05:43,619 --> 00:05:46,490 - A couple of times. - I bet you could kick some ass.

00:44:41,457 --> 00:44:45,122 The problem is I keep getting my ass kicked.

01:14:20,612 --> 01:14:23,815 Four days I've been busting my sss,

01:43:04,753 --> 01:43:07,042 - What, his hand on her ass? - Her right hook.


00:39:23,139 --> 00:39:25,297 What the hell are you doing?


00:15:47,390 --> 00:15:49,881 My God! How did that happen?

00:26:41,002 --> 00:26:42,200 My God!

01:45:07,584 --> 01:45:09,743 - My God.


00:51:30,950 --> 00:51:33,405 You're a pushy little bastard, ain't you?

Mr. Miyagi in a scene of clearly being drunk offers alcohol to Daniel which he consumes and then reacts with disgust.

At the school dance scene, Johnny (nemesis of our hero Daniel) is hiding in a bathroom stall, and is shown rolling a marijuana cigarette (joint) and preparing to smoke it.

In the climax of Daniel's harassment, the Corba Kai student swarm in the night and come perilously close to beating him to death. Over the protests of one dissenter, the ringleader is about to kick Daniel with a potentially lethal flying kick to the head, but Mr. Miyagi intervenes and defeats all the bullies.

Recommended for mature 12 year olds or 13+

Rated PG for violence including scenes of bullying, and some language.

Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Chile:TE / Denmark:11 / Finland:K-11 / France:Tous publics / Iceland:L / Ireland:PG / Italy:T / Mexico:A / Netherlands:6 / Norway:15 / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Russia:6+ / Singapore:PG / South Korea:12 / Spain:T / Sweden:11 / UK:PG (original rating) (cut) / UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) / UK:15 (video rating) (1986) / USA:PG (#27432) / West Germany:12

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