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The Five Heartbeats
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One character is a self-proclaimed sex addict and womanizer.

Couples are seen in bed together, but other than some kissing and embracing there is no actual sexual activity and no nudity

Several victims of a poker scam chase the perpetrators through the streets and gunshots are fired. One man is hit, but not injured.

A brutal fight with fists and violent kicking ends with one participant held dangling out of a high window and threatened with death.

a man is killed by a truck (on camera).

Good amount of swearing including multiple instances of "f--k," and "motherf----r," "screw," "whore," "ass," "bulls--t," "s--t," "asshole," "d--k,"

Characters use the "N" word on numerous occasions.

The lead singer of the group becomes a hardcore alcoholic and cocaine abuser. He snorts cocaine on camera.

Nightclub scenes and bars show people drinking. Several characters are cigarette smokers.

One man is introduced while drunk, slurring his speech and having difficulty with his balance.

The brutal kicking scene will send shivers downs your spine.

Rated R for language

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