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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


A 'XXX' cinema is seen in the background of a small town twice.

Some moments of Marty's young mother (due to him going back in time) being attracted to her own future son (without knowing he's her son). She had removed his pants (off screen) while he was unconscious after an accident and openly comes on to him. (This is played for humor.) She later kisses him while parked together in a car; she describes it: "like I was kissing my brother."

Marty's father is shown as a window peeper in his youth. You see the girl (his future wife) undressing in front of the window while he watches. She is shown wearing a bra (from a distance), before he falls out of the tree.

A teenage boy attempts to sexually assault a teenage girl in a car, but is stopped. She is seen gasping and kicking, but is quickly rescued. Ample amounts of her cleavage can be seen

Violence & Gore


At the start, one man is shot multiple times by terorrists, we can briefly see "holes" in his jacket, and at the end of the movie, it's revealed that he weared a bulletproof west and he survives No blood and it's brief

One man is shot at with a shotgun three times, he misses

One man is punched in the face two times. The first time he get a little cut on his lip and the second time, it's a full knock-out. Blood is visible on his face, not graphic whatsoever.

One teenager attempts to rape a teenage girl, the act is interupted by a man coming to the car, ending in a fight, where a man get punched in the face, that is the Knock-Out above.

One man cut's his hand with a screwdriver. No blood and later he wears a band-aid on his arm, blood is visible on the band-aid.

A group of people tries to run over a man on skateboard with a car, ending into that the car crashes and Manure get's dumped on the car.

One man is punched in the stomach two times



Four uses of "Shit"

There are also a dozen uses each of "Hell" and "Damn"

Four uses of "Son of a Bitch" and "Bastard

Two "Asses" and one "Asshole"

Three uses of "Goddamn". The names, "Jesus" and "God" are misused a number of times.

A black character is called "spook", multiple black persons apear on the screen, and one white is called "peklewood"


One of the characters had been drinking and driving.

One of the characters is seen drunk.

Also, Lorraine (at age 17) drinks alcohol and smokes a cigarette, but she is stopped on both occasions by Marty. He takes a sip of the alcohol but then spits it out.

The members of the band playing at the dance are seen smoking outside of the high school and it's implied they're smoking "reefers".


Characters are in mild to moderate peril throughout. Some risk involved with ledges and things going wrong but no-one is ever harmed or put at serious risk.

Terrorists with automatic weapons drive past shooting at Doc and Marty and then crash into a 1-hour photo kiosk. Doc is shot at many times and it is believed he is killed , Marty is uninjured.

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