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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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Sex & Nudity

There is a sex scene between a man and a woman at the end of the movie. The woman's breasts are visible for four seconds (cuts to a TV) and then another two seconds before the movie ends. This is meant to be ironic (previously an onscreen character talks about needless sexualization and nudity, specifically George A. Romero and John Carpenter).

Violence & Gore

Gun shots throughout the film, some of them bloody.

An extended and brutal fistfight sequence in middle of film. Lasts over five minutes.

Many people killed throughout the entire film, some are quite intense.


About 15 F-words, plus milder language.

Smoking cigarettes.

The faces of impostor humans look like gruesome skulls with eyes which may be frightening to some.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for violence including a brutal fight, language, and brief nudity.

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Australia:M / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (self applied) (2002) / Finland:K-16 (cut) (1989) / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Netherlands:16 / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #29297) / West Germany:18 (nf)

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