The Shawshank Redemption
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Sex & Nudity


Talk about rape.

A couple of bare buttocks.

Violence & Gore

7/10A man is beaten by several prison guards. It is later stated that the man died. The scene is in heavy shadow so there are no clear injuries visible

A man is beaten by several prison guards. He is hit several times and falls to the ground. He tries to crawl away, but is dragged off-screen and the beating continues. He is later seen very bruised and battered and it is stated that he spent the rest of his life in a hospital.

A man is shot several times in the chest. Blood sprays and the man falls to the ground dead. We see the body and the gunshot wounds briefly.

A man hangs himself. We see his body jerk and go still as he hangs. This scene is quite depressing and may make some viewers emotional.

A man puts a gun under his chin and shoots himself. The camera cuts away just before the shot but we see blood spray against the window and see the body.

A guard is very abusive verbally and physically towards the prisoners


"F*ck" is used 27 times.

"Sh*t" is used 3 times.

"A**" and "b*tch" are also used frequently.

Some scenes containing usage of tobacco, and some scenes of alcohol usage.

The movie is slightly emotional.

There are beating scenes. Most of the beatings are upsetting.

A man vomits.

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Rated R for language and prison violence (certificate 33087)
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