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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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Sex & Nudity

Nearly non stop graphic sexual references, jokes, actions and dialogue including references to body parts.

A song called "I Love The P***y" plays at the beginning of the movie and and several references are made to that song throughout the movie.

One man tells another man he will commit gay actions with him if he will help him out with a favor.

In the UNRATED CUT (not the R) a man is seem reading Playboy and frontal nudity on a women is shown.

Violence & Gore

Nearly non stop graphic war violence both played for laughs and then later with a serious tone including on screen deaths of important characters.

There is a scene involving a man getting blown up by a land mine and another man picks up the severed head and he starts to play with it. This scene may upset some viewers even though the man thinks this is all a joke. He then realizes the man died.


nearly non stop graphic language including derogatory terms and jokes towards gays and mentally handicapped.

A scene where the drug cartel calls a man and says they have him kidnapped. The man then proceeds to use every variation of the F word and and other graphic profanities in a 30 second monologue or so.

FUN FACT: Several advocacy groups protested the movie due to the jokes about "retarded" people. And there were originally going to be more jokes involving a mentally handicapped character but where significantly reduced and edited out when some theatres refused to show the movie.

One character is a drug addict and there are nearly non stop jokes, dialogue, and references to him using drugs, having used, or withdrawing from use.

One scene where cocaine is snorted. A man asks what it was and the character says it was candy. Later the man admits it was cocaine

THE UNRATED CUT has a scene where characters are drinking at a party and are shown drunk and high.

The last portion of the movie takes place at a drug cartels heroin factory and heroin is shown being made (all meant to be funny but still graphic)

Several scenes of graphic war violence throughout. Some is played for humor but most of it is meant to be realistic.

The leader of the drug cartel is a small child who drinks and smokes and kills people in a serious fashion but meant to be funny (several jokes are made that it's a child doing all this)

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Rated R for pervasive language including sexual references, violent content and drug material
Argentina:13 / Argentina:16 (DVD rating) / Australia:MA / Austria:12 / Brazil:16 / Canada:14A (Alberta/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18A (British Columbia) (Canadian Home Video rating) / Canada:13+ (Québec) / Chile:Y7 / Denmark:15 / Finland:K-13 / France:U / Germany:12 / Hong Kong:III / Iceland:16 / Ireland:16 / Ireland:15 (DVD rating) / Italy:T / Japan:PG-12 / Malaysia:18PL (cut) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R16 / Norway:15 / Peru:14 / Philippines:R-13 (MTRCB) / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:M18 / South Africa:16LV / South Korea:18 / Sweden:15 / Switzerland:14 (canton of Geneva) / Switzerland:14 (canton of Vaud) / UK:15 / USA:R (NO. 44367)

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