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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

Rated PG-13 for Sexual Content Including Suggestive Dancing, Language, and Some Mature Thematic Elements.

Dancing scenes involving body rubbing, grinding, and dry humping moves while dancing... thus the name, "Dirty Dancing".

A brief sex scene, no nudity is shown.

3 love scenes, a brief glance of the backside of the main male characters buttock when he gets out of bed.

In the water scene where the 2 main characters are learning lifts, the female's shirt is white, and you can see her breasts through it, but it is hardly noticable.

When the female character changes clothes in the back of the car, the male character watches from the rear-view mirror.

Sexual talk is suggested through out the entire movie.

Females who dance are shown numerous times wearing only briefs and sport bras.

Violence & Gore

Two men fight.

There is a scene where a character gets a back street abortion (since abortion was illegal in 1963) and she is obviously in a lot of pain, very mild blood is seen on her clothes.

The character, Penny, is shown towards the beginning in the kitchen floor crying after finding out she is pregnant.


the word shit is said a few times. Other mild profanities are used.

Some characters are seen drinking and/or smoking.

Abortion scenes can be startling.

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Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Belgium:KT (original rating) / Canada:PG (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:14A (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-10/7 / France:U / Germany:12 (DVD rating) / Iceland:L / Ireland:12A / Netherlands:6 (re-rating) / Norway:12 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 (2007) / South Korea:18 (1988) / Sweden:7 / UK:15 (original rating) / UK:12A (re-rating) (2004) / USA:PG-13 (Approved No. 28371) / West Germany:12 (f)

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