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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


A brief passing reference to prostitutes and some other possible references

At least one kissing scene.

Possible Present Day MPAA Rating: PG-13 for violence and brief strong language

Violence & Gore


-A man walks into a room and shoots a man in the head (blood is seen on the wall behind him, not graphic) and shoots another man in the side (blood pours out of the wound, not graphic though probably the bloodiest part of the film).

-A group of men take over an airplane and shoot a lot of innocent people (some blood is visible). -A man enters the cockpit shoots one pilot in the head and shoots the other man in the shoulder (blood pours, not graphic). -A lot of other people are shot with very little blood visible.

-A man shoots a hostage in the head (a blood bullet impact is seen for a brief second, not graphic). Also, a character's hands are tied and another man beats him.

-A man's neck is snapped (a crack can be heard but it is not graphic).

-A man takes a gun to the woman's head and later we hear a gunshot over a loudspeaker inside the plane.

-General mayhem including explosions and people falling out of planes

-A prisoner is shot repeatedly. Some blood spray and bullet wounds but seen at night and from far away angles; not graphic.



5 "goddamns" 3 "hell" 1 "ass" 4 "dick" 2 "bitch" 2 "shit" 1 usage of "bastard"

1 "fuck" used by Gary Oldman's character near the end of the movie

A few people smoke. People hold beers and drinks, but none is consummed.

From the hijacking to the end of the movie is intense and the hijackers (Gary Oldman in particular) can be very frightening.

The frightening/intense moments are more than likely the reason for the R-rating. When the hostages are executed it is very emotional and upsetting.

The R rating probably stems from elements of blood in the violence (though it is very minimal and doesn't really add to the impact). A PG-13 rating would be more appropriate.

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Rated R for violence
Argentina:13 / Australia:M / Brazil:14 / Canada:PG (Alberta) / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:PA (Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Finland:K-16 / France:U / Germany:16 (w) / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Mexico:B / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:M / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:PG-13 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Singapore:PG13 (re-rating) / South Korea:15 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #34790)

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