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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


Some crude sexual dialogue.

Violence & Gore


A man cuts off another man's ear off-screen; we see the bloody stump (from a distance) and the severed ear.

For an extended period of time, we see a man lying on the floor of the warehouse in a pool of blood and we see his shirt soaked in blood.

A man lies in the back seat of a car with blood on his chest. Some blood is on his clothes as well as the car seats and side window.

A man shoots two men to death in a car; we see them riddled with bloody bullet wounds for a couple seconds.

A police officer is kicked twice in the chest and punched 4 times in the face, leaving the latter part bloody.

A man shoots at several cops, hitting one (we don't see the impact). He then grabs a woman and drags her out of her car, dropping her on the floor.

A man slashes another man across the cheek with a razor; we see the bloody wound.

Nice Guy Eddie shoots a man dead.

Three men are shot bloodlessly in a confrontation.

A woman shoots a man once in the chest. He shoots her back once in the same area. Bullet wounds are shown for a second or two.

A man holds a gun to a man's cheek and presumably fires (only a gunshot is heard).

A man falls back (supposedly) dead, after gunshots are heard.



269 f-cks, 57 sh-ts, 28 -sses (9 with "hole"), 17 d-cks, 6 b-tches, 5 n-ggers, 3 sons of b-tches, 2 p-ssies, 2 miscellaneous slang terms ("chick"), 2 pr-cks, and 1 c-cksucker. Also 13 instances of "hell", 12 of "Jesus", 11 of "Christ", 11 of "piss", 10 of "Goddamn", and 5 of "bastard".


A joke about marijuana usage.

Several characters smoke cigarettes and cigars.

Several characters drink.


The policemen-themed violence is depicted brutally.

People averse to gore would probably have trouble with the ear scene.

Updated MPAA rating would be :: R for strong violence, pervasive language, and bloody images.

15+ (depending on the viewer).

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Rated R for strong violence and language (certficate #31489)
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (DVD rating) / Australia:R / Australia:MA (Cable TV rating) / Belgium:KNT / Brazil:18 / Canada:R / Canada:R (Ontario) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Original rating) / Canada:16+ (Québec) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Denmark:15 (DVD rating) / Finland:K-16 (cut) (VHS) (1993) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1993) (2002) / France:16 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM18 / Japan:R-15 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:M18 (uncut) / South Africa:16 / South Korea:(Banned) (original rating) / South Korea:18 (re-rating) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:TV-MA (cable rating) / USA:R (certficate #31489)

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