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Parents Guide for
Hardball (2001) More at IMDbPro »Hard Ball (original title)

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Crude dialogue by young children. Just a kiss or two.

Some mild violence is shown one mild beating and kids fighting. Spoiler "a child is shot you see him with a small wound" The main character is leaned on pretty hard he actually hurts himself pretty bad. There are numerous threats of death and maiming.

Various f-bombs and other inexplicit words in normal and insulting dialog scenes. PG-13 has mostly B@#$@ As% Sh## and the such one F by the main actor. Rap is played throughout bad language is usually present.

The main character is seen drinking and smoking also other adults the kids surprisingly are not. Several scenes are shot in a bar. Also one of the characters calls the kids crack babies, he says all kinds of stuff like that even about himself.

The part when a little kid is shot is intense

Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, language and some violence (edited for re-rating)
Australia:M / Canada:PG / Finland:K-11 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Iceland:12 / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:12 / Norway:15 / Peru:Apt / Philippines:G / Singapore:PG / South Korea:15 (re-rating) (2015) / South Korea:12 (original rating) (2003) / Spain:13 / Sweden:15 / UK:12 / USA:PG-13 (edited for re-rating) (certificate #38188) / USA:R (original rating)

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