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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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When asked to walk into the restaurant naked, one character replies by saying, "If we go in there dicks hangin' there just gonna call the police."

The two male main characters are forced to walk naked into a restaurant. We see several shots of their bare butts.

As they enter the restaurant, there is a frontal shot shown and Paul Walker's pubes can be seen although his hands are covering his balls. This shot isn't graphic or highly noticeable.

Some sexual dialogue

Although the film does not contain actual nudity, one of the main female characters is wearing a somewhat transparent top, which makes nipples visible.

A man is shown in a hospital bed with his lower jaw missing (we see bloody tissue and his upper teeth) and a police officer describes it as having been ripped off by a perpetrator.

Two young men and a young woman are chased by a truck through a cornfield; they're nearly hit several times, and at one point they fall into a ditch and the truck goes over them.

A car side-slams into a tree and a truck pins it and begins crushing it; two young men are inside (glass begins to shatter and metal crumples).

A man punches a window and grabs another man, and throws him to the ground where he lands on a metal rod which pierces his leg (we see some blood on his pants).

A man steps on his wounded leg causing him to scream.

The man with the imbedded metal rod in his leg is then hung on a fence -- the rod is attached to the fence and he screams when another man tries to get him down and remove the rod.

A man describes the best way to keep a corpse unidentifiable: cut off all ten fingers and then the jaw.

A woman is taped and tied to a chair and a shotgun is rigged to a door that, if opened, will blast her in the face.

A truck slams through the middle of another truck tearing it in two (we assume the driver of the split truck is killed when it explodes), and a truck barrels down on a group of people and police officers; the officers open fire.

A man approaches a woman hiding in a cornfield, grabs her and takes her away as she screams and struggles.

A man talks about taking a victim apart piece by piece.

A car catches fire and explodes, and a car is chased down a dead end road by a truck until they can go no farther; the occupants of the car panic and start yelling.

A truck crashes through a hotel room; a man is then shown with a very bloody arm and chest.

We hear the muffled whimpering and screams of a young woman on a CB radio, and a young woman screams for help on a CB radio.

We also hear a struggle through a wall and a description of a gasping/gurgling sound.

A young woman is shown bound and gagged in the back of a truck.

A young man drives recklessly and drives off the road to make a point.

A young man yells abusively at a man on a CB radio.

Two young men panic and yell at each other when they think they are being chased by a truck.

There is a conversation about a young man having been put in jail on a drunk and disorderly charge.

17 F- words, 20 scatological terms, 1 sexual reference, 16 anatomical terms, 22 mild obscenities, 9 religious profanities and 7 religious exclamations.

Bar scenes show people getting drunk

The whole movie is very intense, and has a lot of terrifying moments.

There is some disturbing violence; most of it is implied, but the after-math of a little bit of it is shown.

There is some violence which is intense but mostly non-brutal, with little sights of blood and gore.

Rated R for violence/terror and language

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