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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

7/10

There are two scenes with Vietnamese prostitutes. In one scene, the prostitute says, "Me so horny! Me love you long time!" and discusses prices, saying she can do "sucky."

In the other scene, the other prostitute rides up to the American squad with her pimp, who says she can do "f**ky sucky." She refuses to be bought by a black man. Then he unzips his pants and shows her his genitals off-screen. She re-thinks her decision, but a white man grabs her and takes her into a room, saying he'll "skip the foreplay."

Many of the drill sergeant's lines are sexually descriptive, referencing intercourse, homosexuality, oral sex, etc.

Violence & Gore

9/10

A lot of war violence, including frequent shooting. The more graphic instances are noted.

A man shoots his drill instructor in the chest (blood sprays out). He then kills himself by putting the rifle in his own mouth and pulling the trigger. Blood and brain matter sprays out of his head onto a wall behind him and his corpse is shown.

A sniper shoots a soldier who is slowly killed by the sniper shooting into his leg and foot (plenty of blood) while being watched by fellow soldiers, not knowing where the sniper is located. One soldier follows out in an attempt to help his fellow soldier but ends up being lured and shot by the sniper himself. The sniper is shot in the chest multiple times. Blood sprays.

Innocents are gunned down bloodlessly with a machine gun. Some of them are shown in a grave, covered in lime dust.

A soldier is blown up by a land mine (part of his face is shown mangled).

A solider is bound down by a blanket and gagged while his fellow privates beat him with bars of soap which are wrapped in towels, leaving him there to cry and suffer. This scene can be unsettling for some viewers.

Profanity

10/10

84 uses of "fuck" (many in a sexual context), 69 of "shit," 11 religious profanities, and several mild obscenities and religious exclamations.

Name calling and slurs (son of a bitch, dick, gook, nigger, kike, wop and greaser).

Extremely vulgar language is mostly from the drill instructor to his cadets.

4/10

Several scenes with people smoking cigarettes.

One man asks for a lighter.

Men in their bunks in Vietnam appear to be smoking marijuana, arguing back and forth.

10/10

The first half an hour of the film is very intense because of boot camp training.



Families attempting to flee Vietnam are shot at from a helicopter and then joked about.

After being shot, the sniper lies on the ground praying and in agony, who was shot in the head by Pvt. Joker to discontinue her pain and dishonor.

There is a scene showing a mass grave full of many corpses.

Private Pyle's last scene is quite disturbing and intense

Suggested MPAA rating: R for graphic war violence, pervasive language including sexual dialogue, and some drug use.

Total Explicit Content: 40/50.

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Certification:
Argentina:18 / Australia:R / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (DVD rating) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / France:-12 (original rating) / France:U (re-rating) / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Ireland:15 (re-rating) (2007) / Israel:16 / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:T (re-rating) (1994) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) (1988) / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / UK:15 (re-rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2007) / USA:R (#28633) / Vietnam:(Banned) / West Germany:16

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