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Red Scorpion
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The film is mostly just standard war movie violence where soldiers are shot during battles and fire fights, and is tame compared to other 80s R-rated actioners. The violence in general is never extreme, bloody or brutal. There is a number of shootings with only very small amounts of blood on a few occasions.

A bad guy's arm gets shot off by the hero when he reaches for a grenade; it's briefly seen and he crawls around without an arm, only a small amount of blood is seen.

Dolph Lundgren's character gets tortured in one scene with metal pins getting shoved through his muscles; but not as disturbing as it sounds.

Some people beaten.

Dead bodies are seen.

10-15 uses of the f-word, as well as a fair amount of other moderate language.

Some breif smoking and drinking.

A few of the action sequences are a bit intense.

The torture scene mentioned above is pretty nasty and a bit hard to watch.

Australia:M / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Québec) / Finland:K-15 (uncut) (2001) / Finland:K-16 (cut) (1990) / France:Tous publics / Netherlands:16 / Norway:15 (2002) (DVD rating) / Norway:18 (1990) (original rating) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2002) / South Korea:18 (video rating) (1990) / South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1988) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #29419) / West Germany:18 (cut) (video premiere) / West Germany:16 (heavily cut)

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