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A man tells another man to "Suck his hairy dick."


Scenes of burning, shooting, explosions and realistic amount of blood is shown

A family is held hostage by a group of thugs. They are thrown around and the mother is shot.

A man is burned in boat explosion and shown covered in bandages.

A man shoots another man in the back with a rifle.

A man shoots two men. Wounds appear and blood slowly trickles from each. They fall leaving large red stains on a car parked behind them.

[spoiler] A man is shot in the back while he is examining a truck.

A boat is blown up in several scenes.


Fuck is used about 100 times. With some other milder swearing. Pretty strong.


Some characters are shown smoking and drinking alcoholic beverages.

The central event of the film is the assault on a ship rumored to be carrying 91 million dollars of cocaine


Some intense violence throughout.

Though not frightening, viewers may find the last 10 minutes of the film amazingly intense, seeing as it spits out two twists, one right after the other.

Rated R for violence and a substantial amount of strong language

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