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Summer of Sam
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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

Several sexual scenes, often with nudity and graphic movement. One scene takes place during a massive orgy and many people are seen having sex, although the nudity is minimal and it is not explicit.

A character is seen performing erotic S&M dance routines at a gay club. He is also implied to be a male prostitute.

Violence & Gore

Many people are graphically shot in cars with blood smearing all over the windows around them.

In the end, there is a very graphic beating in which the victim is seen bleeding a lot from the face.


This movie contains VERY EXPLICIT language.

-435 uses of "fuck"; this film has the second-most uses of the f-word in history for a fictional feature film and the third-most overall.

-Around 200 uses of shit.

-The "C" word is said once or twice.

-Multiple other cuss words are said throughout.

-A couple of racial slurs towards African-Americans, Hispanics and Italian-Americans.

Constant cigarette smoking. Social drinking in clubs. Characters are seen smoking cannabis, snorting cocaine and ingesting pills. One character is a heroin addict and there is a brief but graphic insert of him shooting up.

The film's atmosphere is tense and violent, with many characters living in mounting paranoia in response to a serial killer.

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Rated R for strong graphic violence and sexuality, pervasive strong language and drug use

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