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R for Brief Violence and Some Language including Sexual References.

In a flashback, Barry's wife returns home early from a trip and finds a blonde in bra and panties who has obviously spent the night. In the same scene, Barry's friend, in his underwear, is laughing and hugging a woman in a slip.

During a talk show scene, a caller claims to have raped several woman and describes his plans to rape again, while Barry tries to talk him out of it.

A man and woman have a semi-explicit conversation on the air, including references to intercourse ("i want him inside of me") and masturbation("get an industrial sized vibrator and go at it"). A caller tells Barry about his relationship with his cat, and Barry tells him to stop hanging out with his "p*ssy" and go find some. Other passing sexual references are made throughout the film.

Barry is shot to death in an extremely graphic scene at the very end of the movie.

9 F-words. A few milder profanities, some racial and derogatory terms (n**ger, f**got)

Characters smoke, one talk show guest is possibly high on drugs. At times, they mention different types of drugs.

There are several intense confrontations between Barry and his bosses and co-workers. A weeping caller says his girlfriend is dead. Another caller claims he has raped many women and plans to do it again. Barry is physically threatened by several callers. He opens a parcel which we are led to believe may contain a bomb; the contents are a large dead rat and a death threat note. When his ex-wife calls in and shares her feelings for him, he verbally attacks her. He delivers a scathing monologue, telling his listeners he hates them. Barry approaches his car at the end of the film man asks for his autograph and then shoots him point blank into his body many time. You see Barry twitching and falling to the ground as the camera zooms in his blood-spattered face.

Australia:M / Canada:14A / Finland:K-16 / Iceland:16 / Norway:15 / Portugal:M/12 (Qualidade) / Sweden:15 / UK:15 (re-rating) (2005) / UK:18 (1989-2005) / USA:R / West Germany:16

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