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There is a fairly in-depth discussion of how males with spinal cord injuries have sex. Some explicit language and descriptions of sexual acts.

There are a couple brief clips from an instructional video meant to show how sex can be performed by men with limited mobility. There is brief nudity, including a woman's backside and breasts. The nudity is in a sexual context but there is no sex performed or simulated in the video.

The men discuss their sex lives, including re-learning how to masturbate, how to pick up women for sex, and teasing of one player for dislike of "big tits."

The men play wheelchair rugby; they try to stop the opposing player by ramming their wheelchair into the opposing player's chair. Sometimes this is a violent hit and the player is toppled.

One character is seen experiencing a life-threatening medical crisis in a hospital.

Lots of adult language is used, including the f-word many times.

The subjects are shown casually drinking beer at a few points in the movie.

There is brief scene in a club which shows men and women drinking and smoking.

Bob describes having lost all four limbs to a sudden childhood illness; this clearly is a frightening idea to the children he explains it to. The other players also describe the mishaps that left them paralyzed.

Some scenes are filmed at a rehabilitation facility where various patients are struggling to re-learn simple tasks. To see adults so helpless might be disturbing to children. Another scene is filmed at a facility for wounded veterans, many of whom are young people missing limbs.

The animosity between the American team and Joe Soares is often very intensely out in the open.

The game itself is extremely intense and rough.

Rated R for language and sexual content
Australia:M / Canada:14A (British Columbia) / Finland:K-11 / Iceland:12 / Malaysia:U / Netherlands:MG6 / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:NC-16 / Sweden:7 / UK:15 / USA:R (certificate #41780) / USA:PG-13 (certificate #42269) (cut)

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