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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 sexual references.

Photos of murder victims briefly show breasts and buttocks.

A murder victim has one breast slightly displayed.

Violence & Gore

Daryll Lee Cullum (Harry Connick Jr.) wraps a wire noose around Helen Hudson's (Sigourney Weaver) neck, tightens it and lifts her up. There are close-up shots of the wire around Helen's neck and various shots where she can be seen struggling as she chokes.

Daryll Lee Cullum cuts a cop's throat, blood is seen flowing from the wound.

Daryll shoots a guy twice and the cop falls to the ground dead.

The dead body of a woman is seen in a bathtub.

Various crime scene photos are seen depicting murder scenes.

A woman is seen tied to a table with a plastic bag taped around her head, she is seen struggling.

A dead woman's body is seen on a hill in her underwear.

A dead woman is shown sitting in a car with blood on her neck.

There is a shot of a severed finger stuck between the pages of a book.

Inspector Monahan (Holly Hunter) shoots a man in the shoulder, gunshot wound and impact shown with blood. The man then shoots inspector Geotz (Dermot Mulroney) who drops to the floor dead, a large pool of blood is seen on the floor several minutes later.

Peter Foley (William McNamara) is seen dragging a man with a plastic bag taped over his head, Peter smacks his head on the side of a dumpster before he then hits him against a large gate twice. Peter then kills him off screen although the man's legs can be seen twitching. A short time later the man's dead body is seen floating in water.

A woman is seen in bed with a blood stain on the wall behind her.

Peter slashes a cops throat, there is a full frontal shot of the wound pouring blood. Peter then knocks Helen over and punches her around the face twice, she is seen with a bloody nose.

A dead cop is seen dead on the ground lying in a pool of blood.

Peter wraps a wire noose around Helen's neck, tightens it and lifts her up off the ground. She is seen struggling as she chokes.

A dead cop is seen dead on the floor with a slit throat, he is later seen sitting on a toilet after Peter puts him there.

Peter and Monahan struggle, Monahan stamps on his foot but he then shoots her twice in the chest, blood is seen as she falls to the floor.

Helen stabs Peter in the thigh with a shard of broken mirror, as Peter tries to grab Helen she kicks out at him hitting him in the face and chest. Helen then sprays some chemical in his face, he screams out in pain.

Monahan shoots Peter in the arm, blood is shown running down his hand. Monahan then shoots Peter three times in the body and once through the head, bloody bullet wounds shown and a blood spurt is seen as Peter is shot through the head. Peter's dead body is seen lying on the ground.


Occasional use of strong profanity and bad language, including the "f" word, "b" word, "a**hole", "s" word, "for Chr*st's sake", and "goddamn".

Other mild profanities.

Helen Hudson (Sigourney Weaver) is seen taking anti depressants/sleeping pills.

Various character's are seen drinking alcohol.

There are several scenes where charcater's are threatened by a killer.

There are scenes of the killer stalking girls.

There are some suspenseful and frighting scenes of a character trying to escape the killer.

The killer wraps a wire noose around the neck of a character (it's frighting and intense). It is also meant to take you by surprise.

The main character suffers from agoraphobia. In some scenes she is trying to escape the killer while suffering the symptoms of this phobia (it might be intense for some people who suffer from it).

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Rated R for violence and language

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