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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

[There are two scenes with Vietnamese prostitutes. In one scene, the prostitute says to Joker and his accomplice, "Me so horny! Me love you long time!" and discusses prices, saying she can do "sucky." Then when his friend takes a picture of Joker and the prostitute, she flips the back of her skirt to show her black panties. In the other scene, another 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.

Many of the drill sergeant's lines are sexually descriptive, referencing intercourse, homosexuality, oral sex, etc. You know, your average drill instructor...

One man often discusses with another his intentions for the other's sister.

Violence & Gore

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 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.

Innocent people 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 (bloodlessly) with bars of soap which are wrapped in towels, leaving him there to cry and suffer. This scene can be unsettling for some viewers.


[Around 93 uses of the "fuck" (several are used in a sexual manner, while 3 are used with "mother") and 72 of the "shit" (along with at least 5 uses of "bullshit" and 1 use of "shitty"), along with at least 15 uses of "ass," 11 of "Goddamn," 6 each of "pussy," "asshole" and "hell," 5 of "son of a bitch," 4 of "dick," 4 of "Jesus H. Christ," 3 each of "bastard" and "nigger," 2 of "banging," 1 use of "cock," 1 use of "cocksucker," 1 "damn," 1 of "Holy Jesus," 1 of "Jesus Christ," 1 use of "whore," 1 of "wop," 1 of "kike" and 1 of "greaser."

Several scenes with people smoking cigarettes.

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

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.

After being shot, the sniper lies praying on the ground. She is then 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.

The 'blanket party' scene where the platoon hold private Pyle to his bed and beat him with socks filled with soap is sad and unsettling because we hear Pyle scream, cry and has creepy music playing in the background

The scene where Private Pyle kills his Drill instructor and then commits suicide is very intense and tragic

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