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Parents Guide for
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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

Two men are seen from behind in the shower, cleaning up after a fire. Both rear ends are clearly visible, as well as some pubic hair.

A man lies with a woman in bed.

A man and a woman are seen kissing passionately on top of a fire truck. They cut to a different scene then they cut back to them and the man is naked an the woman has no pants or underwear on, only her shirt. She is on top of the man and is seen thrusting and sort of moaning.

A man finds a woman's bra inside of a fire truck.

Violence & Gore

We see organs exposed lots of blood and peoples faces getting burned off. An imprisoned arsonist who likes to "burn little girls, old ldaies and the world" is featured as a possible tie to the current fires being investigated.


Frequent use of the F-word, I'd say at least 30 uses. In one scene a whole room of firefighters say the F-bomb!

One man is seen smoking several times along with much of the rest of the cast.

Mostly everyone drinks beer or wine. One man gets drunk.

The fact that fire is killing people and burning their faces off is pretty scary.

A fireman asks a prisoner if he (the convicted arsonist) still wants to "burn little girls and old ladies and the whole world", in manipulative mockery to the man who committed these years-old crimes at the prisoner's current parole hearing in order to block his parole attempt (they succeed at this). This conversation might be frightening.

This movie is very intense and is not recommended for children.

Page last updated by k1966, 2 years ago
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Rated R for language and a scene of sensuality
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Canada:14A / Finland:K-14 / France:U / Germany:16 (w) / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:18 (DVD rating) (1999) / South Korea:15 (video rating) (1992) / South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) (1991) / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / UK:15 / USA:R

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