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MPAA Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief language

Sex & Nudity

  • A husband and wife kiss and are shown in bed together fully clothed, in a totally non sexual conversation.

Violence & Gore

  • A man commits suicide and prepares accordingly. The death is not actually shown. No gore.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Nearly every scene in the film contains the smoking of cigarettes. .
  • Frequent mentions of Scotch

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The character Senator McCarthy is scary when he rants. The film is intense and the tension during the film builds up to a crescendo.
  • The suicide is very disturbing as is the build up.
  • The subject matter of the movie, McCarthyism, and the tactics used by it, including the resultant suicide, is probably the thematic material referred to in the rating and accounts for the PG rating.

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