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Parents Guide for
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The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
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


Two women are implied to have been raped.

An adult magazine is seen for a few seconds.

Violence & Gore


Strong violence, war themes and executions. All bloody.

For a PG-13 movie, it's quite bloody. Pretty close to R-rated stuff.

In several scenes people are shot with assault rifles, RPG's, pistols, tanks and so on.

A person appears to have a tracker inside him, as a traitor he is executed (this is emotionally intense).

There is lots of violence against teens.



Some mild language


Some smoking and drinking.


Teenagers being killed (some in graphic ways) may seem cruel to some.

Total Content Advisory: 20/50- The lack of harsh language was probably the only thing that stopped Red Dawn from getting an R rating. 13+

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Argentina:Atp / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:(Banned) (original rating) / Finland:K-16 (re-rating) / France:U / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) / Norway:16 (original rating) / Norway:15 (re-rating) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:PG-13 / West Germany:18

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