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Several explicit and long sex scenes with clear nudity and thrusting visible. Breasts and rear male and female nudity can be clearly seen as well as some brief frontal female nudity.

A man calls home a prostitute (Amber Rules). She enters the room and then removes her clothes. Her back is towards the camera and her buttocks are visible while some part of her breast is visible from the side. She then leans on a table waiting for the man to enter her from behind. The man lowers his pants and enters her. Some part of his buttocks is visible. Then he thrusts into her. One of her large breasts and erect nipple comes into view. After a while he climaxes and then the woman is shown wearing her clothes. This time, both of her breasts are visible.

A woman is crying on a sofa beside a man. She is drunk and distraught. She asks the man to have sex with her. She then takes out one of her breasts and offers it to the man who then reveals her other breast too. He then proceeds to remove her top while kissing a breast. The man then makes her lean on the sofa and rips off her panties. The man then penetrates her from behind and provides very hard thrusts. The man then enters her from the front when they are standing. she is shown as thrusting her crotch and holding his buttocks. He then forces her on the sofa and starts to pound her extremely hard. There is sound implying that he is grinding hard against her and the whole body of the woman and her breasts are swinging wildly. They roll off the sofa and she mounts him and thrusts into him while kissing him. Both of her breasts and nipples are visible and she is moaning loudly. Later her buttocks are also visible. The man grabs her buttocks and helps her in achieving deeper penetration after which they climax.

A man is seen performing oral sex on a woman, but the man performing the act is off-camera.


A suicide scene. A man is shot.

An electric chair execution scene which shows a prisoner strapped down and smoke coming off his body as he is electrocuted.

Some blood visible as an injured boy is shown.


Several scenes which involve some racist, sexual and profane dialogue.


Lots of smoking and drinking throughout.


A main character holds a gun to his father then points the gun to himself and pulls the trigger (this scene is upsetting).

An electric chair execution scene is shown; it is not very graphic but it is lengthy and is preceded by a long process of preparation for the execution.

A child is hit by a car and also abused by his mother.

39/50 - this is okay for ages 15-18+

R - for strong sexual content, nudity, language and some violent images.

Rated R for strong sexual content, language and violence (censored version)
Argentina:16 / Australia:R / Australia:MA15+ (cable rating) / Austria:16 (Steiermark) / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia) / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Chile:14 / Finland:K-15 / France:12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:14 / Iceland:16 (video rating) / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-18 / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:R(A) / Singapore:R21 (re-rating) / South Korea:18 / Spain:18 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:16 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:16 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:16 (canton of the Grisons) / UK:15 / USA:R (censored version) (certificate #38589)

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