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A lot of war violence, including frequent shooting. The more graphic instances are mentioned below:

A man kills his drill sergeant, blood sprays.

A man kills himself with a rifle on-screen in an intense and emotional sequence.

43 uses of "fuck" ( some used sexually ) and 22 of "shit" (along with at least 5 uses of "bullshit" and 1 use of "shitty"), along with at least 5 uses of "ass," 11 of "asshole" and "hell," 5 of "son of a bitch," 1 of "Jesus Christ," 1 use of "whore,"

Several scenes with people smoking cigarettes.

A scene in which soliders are in their bunks smoking pot. Brief and not graphic.

The first 45 minutes of the film are intense because of boot camp training.

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

The dehumanization of soldiers is a key theme throughout the movie, being shown to varying degrees.

This is a classic, intense, emotional movie. It is good for teenagers and up, if they can handle their emotions bein' whipped around a bit.

Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:14A (Manitoba) / Canada:R (Nova Scotia/Ontario) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:14A (Nova Scotia/Ontario) (re-rating) (2012) / Finland:K-16 / France:12 / Greece:K-17 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:16 / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / 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:15 (re-rating) (2007) / UK:18 (1987) / USA:R (#28633) / Vietnam:(Banned) / West Germany:16

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