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Parents Guide for
Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989) More at IMDbPro »Átame! (original title)

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In a scene in a bathtub, there is female full frontal nudity. The scene includes a plastic toy (underwater diver) swimming between the legs of the actress until is swims up against her genitals. The scene shows Victoria Abril nipples and breasts multiple times as well as her pubic hair as the diver toy swims against her. She shows signs on her face that she is enjoying the contact with the toy.

In one scene as the actress changes clothing, she is shown naked from behind. As she partially turns her breast is visible.

In several other scenes the actress is shown topless.

There's a sex scene, some nudity is shown. Her breasts are seen. Also during this scene you can see bare buttocks thrusting shown from ceiling height.

Two scenes of women sitting on the toilet and the sound of urination is heard.


A man forces his way into a woman's apartment when she tries to close the door on him. During the ensuing struggle he knocks her out with a head-butt when she screams.

A woman throws a glass at a man's face, cutting him. He grabs her and subdues her physically. Although she expresses a suspicion that he will rape her, he never does so.

A man holds a woman at gunpoint, and later ties her to a bed, but does not physically harm her.

Antonio Banderas is beaten in a street fight, he is shown cut and slightly bloody. At one point he is knocked out.


A handful of F words as well as a scattering of other profanity throughout the movie.

The lead female character is a recovering drug addict. There are several scenes where this is discussed.

There is movie cast party where drinking is occurring. Several characters are shown as being drunk.

The male character goes to buy drugs from a drug dealer.

The initial attach scene can be disturbing to some, since we do not yet know the attackers true intentions - particularly when he head-butts her to knock her out..

Rated NC-17 for scene of strong adult sensuality with nudity (re-rating)
Argentina:16 / Australia:R / Belgium:KNT/ENA (video rating) / Brazil:16 / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-16 / France:Tous publics / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:16 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM18 / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Portugal:M/16 (Qualidade) / Singapore:R21 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (original rating) / UK:15 (re-rating) (2016) / USA:X (original rating) / USA:NC-17 (re-rating)

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