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There's a few passionate kissing scenes and undressing, but not any sex only implied. Female breasts are exposed.

A man shoots two other men but we learn that it was staged

Jackie shows Terry some severed hands in a jar in his fridge

Terry and Jackie is seen shooting at some bottles

Jackie, Stevie and Tery get in a fight with some Italian mafiosos, it's done very street-type with not much grace and the fight ends with Terry breaking another mans nose on the hood of a car and holds a gun to his head

Pat pulls a gun on a man and tells him that they're going for a walk (we hear that the man's body was found in a dumpster)

Jackie and Terry run across a room on fire, but they both come out alive

Jackie hits a man. Shortly thereafter, Pat hits an old barkeeper and a fight erupts betweeen Frankie's men. Franke gets them seperated. Back outside, he threatens Terry.

Frankie cuts another man's throat, we see the cutting with bloody results

The cops are seen fishing out the above victim of a river

We hear that a friend of Terry and Jackie has been killed on the job as a policeman. We see the funeral service

When he sees that another man is making moves towards his woman, Jackie violently knocks down that man and kicks him on the ground and finally breaks a bottle on his head (no blood)

Pat shoots and kills a bartender

Jackie coldly shoots three mafiosos with several shots to their chests and heads (with bloody results)

Mad at Jackie for the above killing, Frankie violently pushes Jackie up against a wall

During a truce meeting between the Irish and Itallians, Jackie fears for his brothers life and is about to storm the resturant where the meeting is, but no one is hurt (it's very intense, nontheless)

When Terry suggests that Frankie could be the man behind the hit on Stevie Jackie flips out, yanks Terry off the couch and kicks him out the door including spitting after him and holding a gun to him in a threatning fashion

Frankie shoots and kills another man

Frankie's men break into Terrys apartement with guns drawn

A gun battle erupts between Frankie's men and Terry and several people are shot dead (all with very bloody results)

234 uses of the word "Fuck"

All the main characters (mostly Jackie and Terry) are seen drinking and smoking a lot

There are also quite a few references to drugs and drug dealers

Australia:R18+ / Finland:K-16 / France:12 / Germany:18 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) / Netherlands:12 (original rating) (1991) / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:18 (video premiere) (1991) / Norway:(Banned) (1990-2003) (cinema release) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R / USA:TV-MA (cable rating)

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