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Otto pretends to be gay and flirts with Ken, making sexual remarks to him.

In one scene, Archie is completely naked. His buttocks are briefly shown to the viewer, as well as a very brief glimpse of his genitals. While undressing, a family, consisting of mother, father, two daughters, one son, and the family's nanny, comes in. All of them see him completely nude for approximately 5 to 10 seconds.

Wanda and Otto have sex in one scene. Exaggerated thrusting is seen, and moaning is heard.

Wanda grinds on a rope when sexually excited and moans with pleasure.

Archie cheats on his wife with Wanda, and they are shown kissing passionately in several scenes.

Some moderate-strong sexual references.

Three dogs are comically killed in three separate scenes. Nothing graphic is shown at all. In one of these scenes the dogs elderly owner suffers a fatal heart attack but again this is comical.

Ken is injured in several scenes and cuts and bruises can be seen throughout the movie.

Otto is run over with a steamroller and becomes stuck in wet cement in a very comical and non-graphic scene. He survives.

Otto tortures Ken by shoving chips up his nose and eating his fish. Ken then has a pear shoved in his mouth and can't breath because his nose if stuffed with chips. He is unharmed however.

Some mild fistfights.

Archie holds a gun on Otto, but then Otto gets the gun and fires some warning shots at Archie.

Otto threatens some British passers-by. They just run away.

George angrily charges Wanda in court, but he's restrained and arrested. Wendy angrily slaps Archie.

Wanda cold-cocks Otto with a cosh.

While staging a robbery, Archie breaks several things around his own home. Otto then comes in, tying up Archie and disarming him. Otto then kicks Archie in anger.

Otto shoots his alarm clock when it wakes him up. He also throws a dart between the eyes of an animal on a poster.

Fuck is used about 20 times. Mild language is frequent.

Smoking and drinking is present.

Not too Intense but there is some violence, much of it for comical effect

Otto is a Sociopathic and very dangerous individual. He commits several violent acts throughout the film. They are all comical and not too intense however some may find him unsettling.

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