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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

Dicky has an aquiantance with a girl at a crack house, and is once seen passionately making out with her on a couch. It is implied they have sex on occassion.

Mickey shows an interest towards Charlene, and checks out her backside (slightly revealed) at a bar. After some time, they are seen kissing, sleeping together, and at one point, having sex. Mickey is only wearing pants, and Charlene in a bra and panties. They caress, kiss, and lie in bed together before interruppted.

In an effort to get money, Dicky has a woman sell herself as a prostitute, hanging out in tight, revealing clothing in an isolated area when cars drive by. She gets one man's attention, and is seen performing oral sex on him. He is seen in his car, panting, when you see a woman come up from underneath. The actual act is not seen.

Many women in this film are seen in low cut tops, short skirts, and dresses that reveal midriff.

Charlene is called a slut and MTV girl, among other names with sexual meanings.

Sexual jokes throughout.

Violence & Gore

Much of the violence takes place in the boxing ring. We see Mickey get pummeled repeatedly on several occasions, and he beats up quite a few opponents as well. The fights involve intense punches with realistic sound and imagery. Blood splatters on occasion. A woman jumping into the ring to show what round it is even slips in blood in one scene.

Outside the ring, Dicky is violently arrested by cops, manhandled and beaten. When Mickey tries to stop them, his hand is pinned to the hood of a car and beaten with a nightstick. His hand is then bandaged for a lot of the movie.

A fight breaks out among Charlene and Mickey's sisters on the front porch. It involves violent punching, kicking, and screaming, and several girls have their hair pulled.

Dicky and Mickey fight briefly, Mickey roughs up a man for disrespecting Charlene. Dicky has several violent outbursts that include hitting inanimate objects and making threats.


Strong profane language throughout.

Close to 150 f-words are interlaced with nearly 30 s-words and a bevy of other crudities, ranging from "ass" and "dick" to "damn" and "hell." Jesus' and God's names are each abused about 10 times. Obscene gestures are made.

Smoking is seen throughout the movie.

One of the main characters has a addiction to crack cocaine and can be seen smoking it several times.

Alcohol is used and one character works in a bar.

The film is essentially about a family and the problems that plague them, including Dicky's drug abuse and Micky's insistence on keeping his occupation separate from his family life. A few verbal fights ensue.

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Rated R for language throughout, drug content, some violence and sexuality
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