The Manchurian Candidate
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None, but there's one scene where Eleanor kisses Raymond on the lips in something of a motherly way, but then pauses there, as if there's something more, possibly incestuous in nature.

A man is suffocated: a man puts a plastic bag over his head, he struggles and writhes, we focus on his face, and then he is still.

Another man is suffocated: A man grabs his throat, he struggles to free himself, he spits and vomits and then he's still.

A man in a kayak is flipped over and held under water until he dies (we see the man flailing and yelling underwater and then he is still).

A woman is held under water until she drowns (we see her face just under the surface of the water and we see her struggle).

A man is shot in the back and the bullet passes through him and into another person, they both fall to the floor dead and have large bloodstains on their clothes.

A man is shot in the head (we see the bloody hole in his forehead, blood trickles down and the man falls onto the floor).

A man puts a gun to his head and is shot in the shoulder before being able to shoot himself.

A man cuts himself on the back with a knife, we see blood and a flap of skin and he pulls a metallic device out from under the skin.

A man grabs a man, shoves him on a table, pulls his shirt open, bites him on the back, and we see blood on the man's back and in the other man's mouth.

A man is placed on a doctor's table, his head is clamped into a metal frame, a doctor drills into his skull (we see the man flinching) and implants something in his brain (we see an image of his brain on a screen).

A man with electrodes on his head is shocked (he jolts and twists due to the electrical current).

A man grabs a woman by the throat, she pulls a gun on him and threatens to shoot.

We see photographs of a dead man after having drowned (he has a gash on his face and is tinged blue/gray).

A man imagines that a woman has a bullet hole in her forehead and blood runs from it (it's only a hallucination).

We see a roomful of men with bloody bandages, wounds and I.V.s.

We see men with bandages on their heads and tubes attached to machinery (spots of blood are on the bandages).

A military vehicle is ambushed, rocket-propelled grenades are shot at the men in the vehicle (we see men inside the vehicle panicking and sparks flying), gunshots are fired and we see people being hit; one man outside the vehicle is hit hard in the face and falls unconscious (we see flashbacks to this scene many times in varying detail) and we hear that two men died and one disappeared.

A man punches a man in the face (we see his bloody nose and face). A man appears agitated and very frightened.

A man pounds on a table and yells at a man. We see monkeys in cages with metal skull clamps on their heads. We see fires burning in Kuwaiti oil fields.

We see women with tattooed faces and they appear to be carrying brains in their hands (during a dream). We see drawings of people with tattooed faces, people being shot (their brains splatter), people screaming, and one drawing depicts a man with snakes coming out of his head, etc.

2 "f" words, 6 "s" words, 5 asses, 5 damns, goddamn, 1 hell.

People are shown smoking and drinking alcohol.

See Violence/Gore section up above.

Suggested MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing images and some language.

Rated R for violence and some language
Argentina:13 / Australia:MA / Canada:14A / Finland:K-15 / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:IIB / Iceland:16 / Ireland:15 / Malaysia:U (cut) / Malaysia:18PL (uncut version) / Netherlands:16 / Norway:15 / Philippines:PG-13 / Singapore:M18 / South Korea:15 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Zurich) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #40839)

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