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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

Lots of dialog and actions related to sexual innuendos.

Brief scene of man puting his face into a woman's breasts (no nudity, only cleavage visible).

A character's tail goes up woman's dress just after he commented on another woman's breasts.

Scene of male character "fooling around" under the covers in bed with two women.

Violence & Gore

In one scene, a laser blast from Dark Helmet's ring effectively castrates a man (in a parody of the "Darth Vader force choking" scenes from Star Wars).

During a "lightsaber" fight, a man is shown to have an obviously fake wound as he falls from a camera gantry.

Also, Dark Helmet near uses the force on an intern's crotch. (Made for laughs)


This movie has an astounding amount of profanity for a PG-rated film (of course, remember that the standards for a PG film were different in the '80s).

One scene is an extended gag, where many of the bridge crew on Spaceball One share the surname "Asshole."

One use of the word "f****" in a non-sexual context.

Instances of "sh**," "damn," "bullsh**" and other profanities pepper the film.

Dark Helmet tells his men in one scene "Smoke if you got 'em".

One of the "stunt doubles" smokes a cigar.

Nothing too major. The only scenes of note are the appearance of Pizza the Hutt (who has the potential to be frightening) and the chestburster parody gag in the diner at the end (and even that one is tempered somewhat by the almost immediate launch into a parody of Chuck Jones' "One Froggy Night".)

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for crude and sexual humor, language, and comic violence.

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Australia:PG / Brazil:Livre / Canada:14A / Canada:PG (Canadian Home Video rating) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Finland:K-12 / Germany:12 / Iceland:L / Ireland:PG / Italy:T / Malaysia:PG-13 / Norway:12 / Portugal:M/6 / Singapore:PG / Sweden:11 / UK:PG (original rating) (cut) / UK:12 (2000) (re-rating) (uncut) / UK:12 (video re-rating) (2000) (uncut) / UK:PG (video rating) (1988) (cut) / USA:PG (#28661) / USA:Not Rated (DVD rating) / West Germany:12

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