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Sixteen Candles
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One shot of a female showering nude; there is a full on closeup on her breasts and a sideshot of her naked body including her rear. This is in the first 1/4 of the movie and is the only actual nudity.

There are some obscene terms for breasts (hooters, golden bozos) and conversations involving sex and virginity A boy says he's never "bagged a babe."

A boy bets he can have sex with a girl; the girl gives him her panties which he shows to his friends.

Two teens ride an exercise bicycle fully-clothed while straddling each other.

It is implied that a teenage boy is given oral sex by an older teen while driving a car.

A note is being passed in class asking sex questions such as "Have you ever touched it?" and "Have you gone all the way?"

A girl is felt up by her grandmother (off screen).


Just a guy with a black eye. A drunk party goer drops a large barbell through the floor of a house into the basement.


2 F words -R

1 use of f*g and f**got each -R

Many uses of hell and shit throughout -PG-13

Some uses of ass

Several uses of d*ck -PG-13

1 use of slut -PG-13


There is lots of alcohol consumption by teens at a party and resulting drunkeness, some characters stay drunk for nearly half the movie.

A woman about to get married takes 4 pain killers and proceeds to act in a very-drugged manner for the entire wedding.

A pyramid of beer cans is made by 3 large football-player types, implying that they drank all of it themselves.

Suggested MPAA rating: R for sexual content including references, intensively strong language, some nudity and teen drinking

14+ only

Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:G (Quebec) (re-rating) (2003) / Finland:K-12/9 / Iceland:L / India:A / Netherlands:AL / Norway:11 / Norway:12 (original rating) / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:Btl / UK:12 (re-rating) (2005) / UK:15 (original rating) (1984-2005) / USA:PG (certificate #27313) / West Germany:16

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