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Sex & Nudity


A couple of implied sex scenes.

A dead woman's bare breasts are briefly seen for around 2-3 seconds when police try to identify her by a birthmark on her hip. Non-sexual.

A man finds a naked woman tied up to a bed. Her bare breasts can be briefly seen but her pubic region is obscured. It is later revealed that she was kidnapped by a group of men and was gang-raped.

As an officer making an arrest enters a house, a women's breasts are briefly seen for a split second.

A man and woman kiss passionately.

A main character is a prostitute.

Violence & Gore


One character is something of a loose cannon and violence usually occurs around him.

There are some gunshot murders and a pile of very bloody bodies in a bathroom.

One man is shot in the heart at close range and dies quickly (and convincingly).

A man is seen dead on the ground with his throat slit.

A man is seen in a chair with his wrists slit and two of his fingers broken.

Several gunshot sequences resulting in death and violence. When someone is shot blood mist sprays and splatters on the surroundings and blood pours from the wound.

In a bloody sequence, two men shoot at another group of men with shotguns. One is hit in the chest with a bloody wound spewing blood, a shotgun wielding man is shot several times which results in blood spray, another man is shot with a shotgun splattering blood and blood smoke.

A group of men are beaten in jail by police officers. A newspaper story is shown with such a photo.



Coarse language is used throughout, sometimes in a sexual manner.


There are scenes where drugs are visible, but not used.


The overall film has a hard-boiled atmosphere and many scenes involving violence are somewhat gritty in tone. The jailhouse beating scene, the interrogation scene, and the climactic shoot-out scene, among others, are fairly intense.

33/50. 15+

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Rated R for strong violence and language, and for sexuality

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