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Parents Guide for
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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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Shower scene with many rear ends shown.

A pornographic video is watched by a group of men of one of the Marines' wife cheating on him with her neighbor. The video is shown at a distance, but the sexual act is clearly visible.

Masturbation shot from behind.

We see a very brief scene of a man having sex with a woman, the man's rear end shown as the woman is against a wall.

A woman's bare breasts are seen for a very brief moment while she is pulling a shirt down over her head.

A Marine sticks his tongue out between two of his fingers. He gestures it towards an Arabic woman.

Strong talk of masturbation.

A man does a dance during a party naked except for a Santa hat over his genitals. His buttocks are shown in extended shots.


A soldier is gunned to death in basic training as he stands up while live ammo is fired above him.

An initiation rite involves a group of soldiers holding one down as he is branded.

In a very intense scene, a soldier threatens another with a fully-loaded rifle.

Some strong war-related violence, especially as the war escalates.

We see badly burnt dead civilians.


1 "c" word, uttered in Spanish (i.e. Coo), 278 "f" words (38 used with "mother," 9 used sexually as is the term "banging"), 69 "s" words, 3 using female ones ("p*ssy"), 1 for breasts ("t*tty"), 20 asses (6 used with "hole"), 7 damns, 1 hell, 1 S.O.B.


There is a party on Christmas Eve where some of the soldiers get drunk from contraband alcohol.

When one of the soldiers gets asked what he'll do when he's out of the Marines, he says he'll sell some crack and sling some dope.


Many scenes depicting the stress, degradation and humiliation of Marine training and the mentally straining and life-threatening aspects of combat during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.

Total - 33/50

Rated R for pervasive language, some violent images and strong sexual content
Argentina:16 / Argentina:18 (cable rating) / Australia:MA15+ / Brazil:16 / Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Nova Scotia/Ontario) / Canada:14A (Manitoba) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Czech Republic:12 / Finland:K-15 / France:Tous publics / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Ireland:16 / Italy:VM14 / Japan:R-15 / Malaysia:U (edited version) / Malaysia:18PL (uncut version) / Mexico:C / Netherlands:12 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Philippines:R-18 / Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:M18 (cut) / South Korea:15 / Sweden:11 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #42072)

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