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A lot of flirtation and sexual dialogue/jokes takes place among the high school age boys in this film. One talks about doing "the deed," another talks about how he watched a man and his wife "do it."

A teenage man and woman have sex, we see her take off her clothes (we only see cleavage on her breasts), and they have implied sex.

Elsewhere, one of the boys goes into a brothel with an attractive woman, but it's implied he doesn't do anything when his girl is replaced by a fat woman. He runs out.

A few boys get sex diseases, so a woman gives them shots in their buttocks to stop it. We see them pull down their pants and underwear (buttocks visible) as she gives them the shot.

References to male genitalia and urinating.

A few passionate kisses between husband and wife, and one scene of implied sex.

Some of the boys get into a fight, which is brief, but involves punching, kicking, and throwing to the ground.

A boy shoots a dolphin with a harpoon, and we see the dolphin partially covered in blood. Skipper then takes a hammer to its head (only the sound effects are heard, with some mild amounts of blood sprayed up).

The storm at the end causes the ship to sink (in a long sequence of people caught underwater). Two people drown, both are seen trapped in rooms struggling.

There is talk of a boy who fell from a tree, broke his neck, and died. He wasn't found by his parents until the morning after because they were arguing.

Frequent use of ass, damn, shit. Jesus' name is taken in vain.

17 or 16 year olds shown casually using cigarettes (movie set in early 60s). Some drinking including a scene where a young man is shown very drunk.

Intense and long scene of ship sinking including the failed attempt to rescue two of ship's passengers.

Dolphin is shot with spear gun and after it is determined the wound is fatal, the mammal is put down with three blows to the head with a large mallet.

Rated PG-13 for some sexuality and a traumatic shipwreck
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:Livre / Canada:PG (British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:G (Quebec) / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Iceland:L (original rating) / Iceland:12 (video rating) / Netherlands:12 / Norway:11 / Portugal:M/12 (video premiere) / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:13 / Sweden:11 / UK:12 / USA:PG-13 (certificate #34325)

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