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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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A very brief scene depicting a man being saved from a rape. A man thrusts into another for about 2 seconds. One is clothed and the other's butt is visible. Butch interrupts and saves the man. Not as graphic as it sounds.

Butch is seen nude for a brief second when gets out of the shower.

A passionate make-out.

NOT what is bad in the movie.

A girl accidentally snorts heroin and overdoses, blood is shown coming out of her nose, and in the next shot she is on the ground covered in saliva and blood, more sad than bloody.

It's stated but not shown that a man was killed in a boxing match.

A woman is shot in the hip and blood mists out of the wound. (not graphic)

A man is punched many times in the face and blood pours out his nose (not very bloody)

A man is sliced with a katana sword. (kinda cheesy)

For comedic relief, a man waves a gun around in his hand whilst joking around with another, and accidentally shoots a man. This is VERY comical, and not graphic at all.

The worst thing in the movie is its swearing.

Fuck-Around 100, mostly for comedic effect and to portray certain characters.


N*gga-8 (Said by Samuel L. Jackson)


A woman intends to snort what she thinks is cocaine, but actually heroin. She then has an adrenaline shot jabbed into her heart and it saves her life.

This is an important plot point.

The rape scene, whilst being very short, could be considered disturbing, as could the overdose scene.

This movie is a dark comedy, with most intense or violent scenes filled with comic relief.

This is good for 14+, but not the kind of movie a kid would watch with their parents.

Rated R for strong graphic violence and drug use, pervasive strong language and some sexuality
Argentina:18 / Australia:R18+ / Brazil:18 / Canada:18A (British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) (original rating) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) (re-rating) (2012) / Canada:18A (Alberta) (2009) / Chile:18 / Chile:14 (re-release 2014) / Czech Republic:15 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-18 (original rating) (1995) (uncut) / Finland:K-16 (video rating) (1995) (cut) / France:12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Hungary:18 / Iceland:16 / India:A / Ireland:18 / Israel:18 / Italy:VM18 (original rating) / Italy:VM14 (re-rating on appeal) (1997) / Japan:R-15 / Mexico:C / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Poland:15 / Portugal:M/16 / Portugal:M/18 (Qualidade) / Russia:18+ / Singapore:R21 (re-rating) (uncut) / South Africa:18 / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:16 / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #33107)

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