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Rated R for strong bloody violence throughout, disturbing images, language, sexuality/nudity and brief drug content.

There is a sex scene between the characters Rae Ingram and Hughie Warriner. Nudity includes showing Rae's breasts and the bare butts of both characters. The scenes with nudity are shown briefly, but there is a closeup of Rae's facial expressions where she pants and moans as Hughie has sex with her. In the television edit she is seen on top of him but short shorts are digitally added to cover her rear.

Female nudity is also shown briefly in a scene that shows bodies of dead naked women that are found floating in a sinking ship.

Violence includes the physical acts of hitting and kicking. Uses of weapons such as flares, a harpoon, and a shotgun. There are moments of Hughie Warriner strangling Rae Ingram and tossing her around. And there is blood and gore coming from the car crash scene in the beginning of the movie. A baby is seen being ejected through a window during a car crash. A dog is seen pinned to a wall after being shot with a harpoon gun. A man gets shot in the mouth with a flare.

Strong uses of language that are briefly said or written.

There is a scene that involves Rae Ingram placing a sedative in an alcoholic drink to give to her captor Hughie Warriner in order to knock him out.

There is also a scene where Rae grabs hold of cigarettes and talks about smoking them.

The frightening/intense scenes include showing a child die in a car crash, dead naked bodies of female victims, sexual tension between a kidnapper and his abductee, and horrified acts of violence on the main characters.

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