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MPAA Rated PG-13 for depiction of strong thematic material including violence and disturbing images, and for language and brief sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • A man gropes and kisses a married woman.
  • Some suggestive dancing in some scenes and at beginning of movie.
  • A man and a woman kiss @ 1:02; we then see a brief scene where it is implied they are having sex @1:03 (We see them from a distance, and then see them in bed together).
  • A man kisses a woman with her legs wrapped around him, with the implication of possible sex. @ 1:17

Violence & Gore

  • At beginning of the movie: Two men fight, with one brandishing a razor. A man punches a man several times, takes a razor that was used to attack him with, and prepares to cut the other man before being interrupted.
  • We see a bloodied, dead pig after it was (presumably) killed by a car impact.
  • A group of fleeing men are attacked by a gang of vigilantes and are shown briefly being beaten. We see a man's bloodied and bruised face, implying that he was viciously beaten in order to elicit information.
  • A boy is slapped in the face by his father after an argument.
  • A young woman slaps a man. Two young men fight briefly, throwing punches.
  • We see a hanging corpse of a black man that was lynched by a white mob (It is also implied that he was burned and skinned) @ 1:14
  • A gang of men rush after a carload of people throwing rocks and other objects, presumably with the intent of killing those inside. Several men brandish guns and point it at a crowd.


  • The word "nigger" is used occassionally as a racial slur throughout the film. Mild profanities such as "damn" or "son of a bitch" are also sometimes used.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • One professor is shown smoking a pipe in one scene. There are several scenes of alcohol use, such as a hotel scene where two men drink a hand sized container of liquor; one of the men is 14 years old.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The lynching scene is a frightening scene in the film, as a black debate team encounters the white men doing the lynching. They narrowly escape the mob.

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