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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some violence and language
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Sex & Nudity

  • Sirens seduce the the three male characters, but nothing graphic is shown.
  • The sirens are seductively bathing in a river. They are fully clothed with some tears in their dresses and some cleavage shown.
  • There is talk of one of the men "fornicating" with one of the sirens.

Violence & Gore

  • One of the protagonists throws a torch thrown by the police right back at them, landing in hay near an Armored Ammunition Vehicle, which causes the bullets and guns to set off.
  • A bank gets robbed.
  • A man is sentenced to death.
  • A man shots at police and cows (little blood)
  • A car runs over a cow
  • Two men get beaten by a man with a big stick, (little blood)
  • A man squishes a frog in his hand, killing it, then throws it away.
  • Pete is whipped by the sheriff's men in an attempt to find out where the other two men are. (very little blood)
  • A large burning crucifix falls on a crowd of KKK members, killing one in particular(off screen)
  • There is a fist fight between two men (unrealistic). One of the men is later hurled out of the store as a result by the propeteer.
  • A surge of water engulfs a house and farm land, killing several men.

Profanity

  • Hell is used.
  • SOB is used throughout the movie. The word n_gger is used. D_mn is used regularly in the first half hour. God D_mn_t is used once in the burning barn as well as several times by various characters including Everrett, a radio executive, and Papi O'Dannel (the incumbent governor of Mississippi).
  • Ass is also used a few times (also the use of Smart-ass at least once).
  • Also, Papist is also used once (Papist is a slur towards someone who is Roman Catholic)
  • One character gets baptized, and another character makes fun at him for his beliefs. He also makes light of an off-screen incident in which another character sells his soul to the Devil.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A woman makes a man drink from a container that could appear to contain alcohol.
  • Governor chews on a cigar.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A number of death threats are made but never carried out, some police brutality, most of it is in a funny way so it isnt too intense.
  • The KKK rally could be disturbing to some viewers.
  • Much of the violence, while presented in a comedic fashion, is extremely dark/warped/disturbing.
  • There is also an instance where the African-American guitarist discusses how he "sold his soul to the devil" in order to gain his musical abilities.
  • One a related note, the movie also heavily implies that the police chief is Satan himself.
  • Though played for humor, some children might find the skewered and roasted gophers disturbing.

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