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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


An intimate sex scene between Clarence and Alabama shows slow movement and briefly shows bare breasts and buttocks, but it's shot in a way where thrusting or side nudity isn't visible.

A discussion between Drexl, Big Don, and Floyd 'D' graphically talks about male-to-female oral sex. In addition, there is plenty of rather explicit sexual dialogue throughout the film.

Clarence talks to Dick while using a pay phone in a phone booth, and then Alabama talks to Dick as well. They then hang up on Dick, while Clarence takes off Alabama's tank top (revealing a bra), and begins grabbing at her panties(implying disrobing). They kiss and make pleasured sounds, with a distant shot showing him thrusting before it cuts away.

Elliot is driving too fast while making rather pleasured sounds, and when the cops tail him, a woman gets up (implying female-to-male oral sex).

Deleted scene: Clarence and Alabama are in the bathtub. Although there is foam, you can see her bare breasts.

Violence & Gore


A man shoots two men to death with a shotgun (blood spurts out of their shirts), then shoots a dog (blood spurts).

A man shoots another man in the crotch (blood spurts out of his boxers), and then fires several shots into his head (with some blood spurt, although the act is mostly off-screen). He also shoots another man to death (blood spurts out of his shirt).

A man is tortured by having his palm sliced open with a knife. Gasoline is then poured on the wound. The man is shot in the head repeatedly (blood spurts in a brief shot), he falls to the ground, and a few more shots are fired.

A man punches a woman in the face. She's on the ground, with blood on her face, and he then punches and kicks her repeatedly until her face is COVERED in blood. The woman then smacks him in the head with a mini-statue, and they tussle until the man pushes her into a shower. After some more tussling, she hits the man in the head several times with the top of a toilet. She then gets a lighter and hair spray (or something along the lines of that), and lights the man on fire. She then stabs him with a Swiss army knife repeatedly and shoots him in the chest several times with his shotgun. This scene is extremely intense and violent.

Lee, Elliot, Clarence, Alabama, and Dick are negotiating when the cops come in. Then, the mobsters come in also. After some arguing, a 5 minute shootout begins. Lee, Elliot, the mobsters, and all the cops (except for Nicky) are shot to death repeatedly (with LOTS of blood spurts). Nicky shoots Clarence, but the bullet hits his eye instead of his forehead, causing him to survive. Nicky finds that one of the guards is still bleeding out, and shoots him several times as revenge. Alabama then shoots Nicky in the chest with blood spurt.



F*ck(234), Sh*t(49), A*s(16), Hell(12), Goddamn(9), S.O.B(6), Wh*re(5), P*ssy(5), N*gger(5), D*ck(4), Jesus(4), B*tch(3), A*shole(3), Christ(3), F*g(2), B*lls(2), C*ck(2), C*nt(1), Screw(1), B*stard(1), Piss(1), Damn(1). Also some sexual dialogue.


The plot revolves around stolen cocaine. Dick samples it by snorting it off of a butter knife, and Lee snorts it through a rolled up piece of paper or something along the lines of that.

Dick's roommate, Floyd, is a stoner who sits on the couch all day. He's high for all of his screentime, clearly smokes a joint in one scene, and takes a hit off a bong in another scene.


Only for people who can stand raw, outdrawn violence.

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use



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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use
Argentina:16 / Australia:R / Brazil:18 / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Canada:18+ (Quebec) (Director's Cut) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Canada:18A (British Columbia) (1999) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-18 (2001) (uncut) (self applied) / Finland:K-18 (1994) (cut) / Finland:K-16 (1994) (heavily cut) / Finland:(Banned) (1994) (uncut) / France:-16 / Germany:18 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Ireland:18 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:B / Mexico:B15 (DVD rating) / Netherlands:16 (DVD rating) / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/18 / Singapore:NC-16 (edited for re-rating) / Singapore:R(A) (original rating) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 (director's cut) / USA:R / USA:Unrated (director's cut)

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