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Six or seven guards are stripped of their clothes and left tied to a cactus and their backsides are completely exposed (played for laughs)

There is a scene in which a man and woman have sexual foreplay while sword fighting. They kiss and make mild innuendos, and when he disarms her he cuts off her nightgown (she is topless, but her hair covers her breasts). They then kiss passionately. She grabs some cloth and covers herself. She describes him to her father as being "vigorous."

A man and a woman dance Spanish tango together very suggestively.

Women wear some cleavage-revealing dresses.

A man is shown topless in a no sexual way (he is doing press ups)

A man takes a bath. Nothing seen from waist down

It is implied that a man's head is chopped off.

Later in the movie we see a man with a large glass jar with the decapitated man's head in it, and we see a hand in another jar. These are gruesome.

The violence in this movie is very toned down, with little or no blood. Zorro fights people throughout the film, but he mostly bruises or humiliates rather than kills. The only graphic violence in the film comes when a man has his cheek sliced by a sword (blood is shown), and a man is stabbed through the chest (blood shown) and then is crushed by tons of gold. A woman is shot in the back and killed.

The usual for a PG-13 film. Mild language like "d**n", "h*ll", and "bastard."

There is some social drinking and smoking. A major character is a drunkard and is seen quite frequently intoxicated (his drunkeness is portrayed as negative). However, he later disciplines himself and sobers up.

A character severs his victim's fingers and heads and places them in jars of water (which he drinks). The body parts are seen in one scene, but it is very brief. Another character is seen drinking the water. He later throws the rest of the cup away.

Rated PG-13 for some intense action and violence
Argentina:Atp / Australia:M / Brazil:12 / Canada:PG (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba) / Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:AA (Ontario) / Canada:G (Quebec) / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-8 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIA / Iceland:12 / Ireland:12 / Netherlands:12 / Norway:11 / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 / Spain:T / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:7 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:7 (canton of Vaud) / UK:PG / USA:PG-13 (No. 34346)

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