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Parents Guide for
Moonwalker (1988) More at IMDbPro »

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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

3/10 (NOTE: There is almost no sexual content in this film.)

At the beginning, Michael exposes some of his chest, and all his shoulders at a concert.

In the "Smooth Criminal" segment, there are some sexual dances, but very brief, and a little revealingly.

In the "Come Together" segment, an unbuttoned shirt reveals a lot of Michael's chest, and there is a little sexual dance.

There are several "crotch-grabs," not only by Michael, but by the child and claymated rabbit who imitate him.

Violence & Gore

7/10 (NOTE:There is no gore in the film, however there is intense violence throughout the "Smooth Criminal" part of "Moonwalker".)

In the club, Michael Jackson shoots the goons to escape the club. One sneaks up behind him with a knife, and is shot (He dissipates into a police outline), one is beaten, and one is apparently shot by someone other than Michael.

Katie (Kellie Parker) is kidnapped and thrown around roughly at the end of the film, which includes having her hair pulled, and being knocked in the head.

There is a fight at the end, where Michael Jackson is beaten (there is no gore) with a kick to the stomach. Several things are blown up and shot at.

When Michael turns into a robot, most of the violence turns to screaming, yelling, and guns. When he turned into a car, he ran away.



Overall, only one profanitic word, "hell".


In the "Smooth Criminal" segment, Mr. Big tries to inject an addictive drug into Katie, but fails.

There are tarantulas that have been genetically engineered with venom that includes addictive drugs, by Mr. Big.

There is little use of drugs in the club.


In the "Leave Me Alone" segment, Jackson is shown dancing with the Elephant Man's bones, a bit graphic and frightening. There is also a giant pair of dentures that are "chomping" along to the song, very intense for minors.

In the "Speed Demon" segment, animated and real figures often shapeshift into numerous disguises. Some are especially graphic, and frightening.

Overall, this is a good anthologic film for young viewers, and should be watched by those 12+.

Suggested rating: PG-13 for Sequences of Sci-Fi Violence, Frightening Images, Some Drug Use, and Brief Suggestive Content.

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