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Parents Guide for
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The content of this page was created directly by users and has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
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

Suggested MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some brutal violence, frightening images, sensuality, and brief language.

A joke about a genital rash. The stars create a phallic object on a pottery wheel and then make passionate love. There's no nudity, but plenty of alluring shots.

Violence & Gore

Sam is shot and killed in a violent mugging. The bad guys' deaths are gruesome; one is squished between two vehicles and the other is pierced through the torso by a jagged sheet of glass.


The gamut of mild curses to more serious language, including the "F" word.

While no one is shown drinking or smoking, smoking is casually mentioned as a ghost laments that he would do anything for a cigarette.

Aside from the scenes mentioned in the Violence section, there are two extremely disturbing scenes of the bad guys being attacked by shadow demons and taken to hell.

The story features invisible ghosts of dead people, some of them are able to manipulate material existence (push/prodd things, etc.) This may be scary for small children.

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