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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity

Rated R for language and some sexuality/nudity.

A scene where the prince (Eddie Murphy) is bathed by two woman who have exposed breasts.

Talk of having sex, and sexual parts are mentioned very briefly.

While the prince (Eddie Murphy) and his new friends are watching an NBA game Lisa (Shari Headley)'s younger sister Patrice (Allison Dean) slips her hand underneath the prince's coat (which covers his lap) and manually stimulates him.

Violence & Gore

Samuel L. Jackson is a robber who shoots a shot-gun in the restaurant and then threatens customers with it. Eddie Murphy then attacks the man with a broom handle.


About 20 F-words and S-word is used many times throughout the movie

Several people drink champagne at a party. Nobody appears drunk. A landlord smokes cigars.

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