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An intimate love scene between Clarence and Alabama shows slow movement and breasts from the latter shortly. Clarence's body is briefly shown as well, thrusting is minimal.

Alabama helps Clarence take off her tank top at a phone booth, he then kisses her, she moans slightly. Her bra is shown shortly before he removes her underwear. He then thrusts (from a distance) before the scene cuts.

Elliot is driving too fast, and when the cops tail him, a woman gets up from his lap, implying fellatio.

Three pimps graphically talk about male-to-female oral sex in one scene.

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


A man is punched on the nose. His palm is then sliced with a knife with gasoline poured on the wound, blood is on his hand and a bit of it is on his face. He is then shot dead in the head offscreen (we see a bloody bullet hole in a brief shot).

A fight sequence. Blood partly covers a woman's face, and briefly covers her attacker's face later on. A bloody foot wound and a couple of gunshot wounds are briefly shown. The attacker's face is lit on fire, but the aftermath is not seen.

A bloody shootout with entry wounds seen.

During a fight, a pimp is shot in the crotch (blood spurts and pools from his boxers), and then shot dead in the head offscreen. Another pimp is shot dead (blood spurts from his shirt).

Two pimps are shot dead with a shotgun. Bloody bullet wounds are briefly seen.

Approximately 220 uses of 'fuck', 46 of 'shit', lots of 'nigger' and 'son of a bitch', 4 of 'bitch' by antagonists, 1 of 'cunt' by an antagonist, and a somewhat crude use of 'ass' and 'tits'.

Cocaine is briefly snorted twice for sampling, and bags of it are seen several times as they play a large role in the plot.

A side-character is a stoner who's high for all of his screentime. He smokes a joint in one scene, and takes a hit off a bong in another.

Softer than most Tarantino movies, despite the violence.

Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality and drug use
Argentina:16 / Australia:R18+ / 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 / Hungary:18 / 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 / Russia: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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