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About three or four scenes of nudity.

One where a man sees a party going on next door and people are skinny dipping.

Another scene where a women dances on a stage while people watch and she slowly strips down to no bra and underwear.

One scene where a man and a women have sex, it lasts for about a minute and a half.

There are a few other suggestive scenes of dancing and innuendo.

One bar scene where a man offers another man to kiss a women's breast for 20 dollars, he accepts the offer, fondling her breasts for a moment and then admits he doesn't have 20 dollars.

One when Patrick Swayze gets out of bed, we see his rear.

There are quite a few topless girls seen in the movie.

A man is thrusting into a woman from behind in an alley. He makes a comment about her being his "regular Saturday night thing". We see her bare breasts and his buttocks briefly.


Extremely strong graphic bloody bar fights.

One fight scene where a man rips a chunk of another man's throat out.

There's about two or three scenes of shooting where blood is going everywhere.

One scene has Dalton outnumbered behind the bar. A bottle is broken over his head and the scene cuts away. When it cuts back, he is being held up against a wooden post by two men while another punches him in the ribs repeatedly.


Too much of everything to make count of, so be warned when your watching to hear the F-word every ten seconds.

However sometimes the profanity is hard to hear at times.


Throughout the movie there is drinking and a few scenes where women are dealing drugs.

The movie is about a bouncer so of course there will be drinking throughout .


Very intense graphic bar fight scenes, and a moderate amount of nudity.

Rated R for strong brutal bloody violence throughout, pervasive language and sexuality/nudity.

35/50 Some where around an average R rated movie. Mature 15 - 16 year old.

Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Canada:18A / Canada:R (Ontario) / Finland:K-18 (2001 reform) (unrated) (uncut) / Finland:K-16/13 (2012 reform re-rating) (uncut) / Finland:K-18 (theatrical rating) (cut) / Finland:K-16 (1990) (video rating) (cut) / France:Tous publics (with warning) / Germany:16 (re-rating) (2011) / Iceland:16 / Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) / Netherlands:12 (TV rating) / Norway:18 / Portugal:M/16 / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #29677) / West Germany:18 (original rating)

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