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(1993)

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MPAA Rated R for language and violence, and for sexuality
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • Rated R for Strong Language and Violence
  • A few mild sex references and scenes nothing graphic

Violence & Gore

  • Michael hits a man with his car by accident, it is later revealed that the man had been shot twice in the stomach (Two bloody bullets are seen)
  • Wayne chases down Michael with a rifle shooting at him frequently, however Michael is saved by Lyle (Dennis Hopper)
  • After Lyle hears that Michael was intepretating himself, Lyle and Wayne hunt down Michael in a bar where Michael escapes on a truck roof
  • Lyle attempts to kill Suzanne, but Michael intervenes and knocks Lyle out
  • When Wayne is taken into custody, Lyle plans to break him out and make him find half a million dollars in cash, during the process he shoots a policeman in the head (Offscreen)
  • Michael chucks Suzanne off a train

Profanity

  • Frequent Strong Language Throughout.
  • Uses of 'Fuck' & 'Shit'. Other Mild Language

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

Spoilers

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Violence & Gore

  • Wayne (J.T. Walsh) pays Michael (Nicolas Cage) to murder his wife, Suzanne (Lara Flynn Boyle). Michael accepts the money but never kills her
  • Lyle kills Wayne by throwing a knife into his neck (Not too graphic)
  • Michael and Lyle fight each other in a graveyard until Michael shoves Lyle on a sword sticking out a statue (Sword seen sticking out of Lyle's torso, Graphic), however Lyle survives and is shortly shot to death by Suzanne (Bloody bullet holes are seen)

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