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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

Multiple references to gay characters and prostituion.

A scene involving a topless women at a strip club is played for laughs

Multiple graphic sexual references, dialogue, jokes and actions.

Violence & Gore

The main theme of the movie is that two brothers go on a killing spree in Boston and intend to kill every member of the areas local Mafia. Viewers should know this is a very violent movie and it includes a few scenes with close rang executions taking place. There are two versions of the film (R and UNRATED) but even the standard edit is rough to watch.


FUN FACT : this movie is on the Top Ten Movies With The Most Uses of The F Word Viewers should know that the movie is infamous for it being used 246 times including the middle finger.

Other graphic profanities throughout including references to gays, lesbians, and racial slurs

There is a joke made in the movie about white people hoping all blacks and Hispanics would leave America. (The man is uncomfortable making the joke due to the racial slurs used, but is forced to make it because he thinks the mafia boss will like it and the the Boss then laughs hard. He is then told to make another joke similar to that one and the screen cuts off)

Non stop drinking and smoking throughout including scenes at bars

A reference to a man dating a women who is a drug addict. She is shown strung out, but no uses of drugs.

A cat is accidentally killed when a gun goes off, and the corpse is shown splattered against the wall and this may actually be the most upsetting scene in the film.

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Rated R for strong violence, language and sexual content (edited for re-rating)
Australia:R / Canada:18A / Finland:K-16 (cut) (2000) / Finland:K-18 (uncut) (1999) / France:16 / Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) / Germany:18 (re-rating: uncut) / Iceland:16 / Japan:R-18 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Singapore:R21 (cut) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / USA:R (edited for re-rating) (certificate #36741) / USA:NC-17 (original rating)

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