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Infrequent sexual references are made, sometimes in a derogatory manner.

Four twelve-year-old boys are seen are in their underwear taking out leeches from there skin ( this is in a rude manner)

Four twelve-year-old boys discuss the physique of a female TV character and her breasts.

Several older boys, approximately eighteen-years-old, are seen discussing sex and religion, in a derogatory manner. They talk about "getting laid" with different girls.

A boy makes a reference about sitting back and relaxing with his thoughts(another boy then comments about masturbation).

Four boys come out of a pond with leeches all over them. It is implied that one of the boys' has a leech stuck on his penis. He reaches into his underwear and faints briefly after that.

In this scene gordies coming back from buying $2.37 worth of groceries, jumps the gate to the junkyard & is spotted by the owner Milo. At this time gordie hears Milo shout to his guard dog to "Sic Em" & go get him! A horrible & intense scene for a very scared Gordie.

Kids are put in dangerous situations but the film isn't violent.

A dead body is seen. His eyes are open and he has some blood on his face.( this s probably the reason why this movie is rated r)

A young man has a word carved into his skin with a razor-blade, with blood seen. This is voluntary however, so there is no violence during the scene.

An older boy bullies a younger boy by pushing him to the ground, getting on top of him, and putting a lit cigarette close to the his face. It then stops before anything happens.

Teddy continuously punches Vern in the shoulder. Vern finally gets fed up and jumps on top of Teddy, pummeling him.

The villain threatens several young boys with a knife but is stopped before anything can occur.

Chris unexpectedly blows a hole in a trash can.

The antagonist is threatened with a gun.

We hear someone was killed with a stab to the throat.

There's a drag race and one even drives into the path of an oncoming truck. A truck swerves to avoid running someone over.

A boy dies in a car crash. We just hear about it

11 f-words.

33 shits.

4 goddamns.

9 uses of pussy.

Many religious profanities; including "God"

Other strong language, such as shit, fuck, a--hole, etc.

Boys call each other "pussy" frequently.

Most language is used as insults But too any bad words they use and one used of piss.

Young boys are seen smoking cigarettes.

Older teens drink and drive (as well as smoke) in several scenes.

There are several threatening scenes between the boys and an older gang.

A group of pre-teen boys stay in the woods one night and they all take turns of keeping watch with a gun.

An intense stand-off scene with characters threatening each other with a knife and gun.

A scene in which a young boy is spying on two older boys may be intense as there is a risk that he might be seen.

We see a funeral recession for a teen boy where the father blames his other son (this is all a dream).

A man mocks a boy's mentally ill father and the boy tries to scale a fence to kill a man.

MPAA/USA - Rated R for adult situations, language and violence.

BBFC/UK - Rated 15 (no reason provided).


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