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Above the Law
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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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A young kid in seen nude. His rear and buttocks are shown.

A girl is seen in her bra and panties.

Many people get shot. Big bullet impacts are often shown but rarely bloody.

Many innocent people get hurt or killed when a bomb goes off in a church.

Other acts of violence include: several hand-to-hand fights where people are killed or badly injured by Steven. The most extreme moments are a brief shot of a guy getting his hand chopped off (blood squirts from the stump) and when he punches a guy in the face (it's shown all bloody), then graphically breaks his arm and his back then crushes the mans glasses into his face

Fairly strong including nearly 20 uses of the f-word and some uses of "motherf****er", as well as a few uses of "as**ole".

It's heavily implied that the bra girl mentioned above and her boyfriend used heroin and coke in one scene. Coccaine and heroin are mentioned a few more times.

A couple of brutal fights/beatdowns.

A few seconds of disturbing war footage is seen.


Certification:
Argentina:18 / Australia:MA15+ (DVD rating) / Australia:R18+ (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:R (original rating) / Canada:18A (re-rating) / Finland:K-18 / Finland:K-16 (cut) / Finland:K-18 (cut) (1989) / France:12 / Germany:18 (re-rating) (uncut) / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:16 / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:NC-16 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (Certificate #29113) / West Germany:16 (cut)

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