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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 strong references

Reference to a BJ, and to watching someone perform it

Brief Scene of frontal nudity, breast clearly shown, other areas are unfocused and hard to see

Reference to Porn

An instance of breast are shown for a short while

A man is in a bathtub while completely nude, no nudity is shown

A topless girl is seen going up and down in the air while other people assist her, this scene last a few seconds

Reference to Jerking off

A drawing of a penis is shown

A girl's backside including her butt is briefly seen

Violence & Gore


The violence is mostly played for comedy.

Walter pulls a gun on a man during a bowling match.

A man punches another guy.

Thugs come into The Dude's place and smash things with a cricket bat.

Walter takes a crowbar and thrashes a new car.

A police officer throws a coffee mug at a man's forehead and then pushes him to the floor.

A thug grabs a man and shoves his head into a toilet several times.

Walter severely beats up three men at the end of the film, and bites the ear off one of them. Afterwards he is shown with blood on his face.

A man is hit on the stomach by a bowling ball. He almost vomits and seems to be in pain.



**A classic heavy-cussing Coen comedy movie with continuous language use by every character in every scene**

Fuck is used 292 times.

Some slang anatomical terms are used.

Racial slur "chinaman" is used 4 or 5 times.


A man smokes cigarettes throughout the film.

Another man constantly drinks "White Russians" but never goes overboard.

A man's drink gets drugged which causes him to black out.

A character is seen smoking marijuana several times throughout the film.

A man says he "bowls, drives around, and has an occasional acid flashback."


A character dies in the film, due to a heart attack

A man seriously pulls a gun on a man over a slight argument in a bowling match.

The same man smashes a car with a crowbar. Later another man smashes the Dude's car.

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Rated R for pervasive strong language, drug content, sexuality and brief violence
Argentina:16 / Australia:MA / Belgium:KT / Brazil:14 / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Canada:14A (Alberta) (2010) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-16 / France:U / Germany:12 (f) / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:14 (original rating) / Iceland:12 (video rating) / Ireland:18 / Italy:T / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:R(A) (original rating) / Singapore:M18 (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / South Korea:15 (DVD rating) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:12 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:12 (canton of Vaud) / UK:18 / USA:R (certificate #35633)

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