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Suggested MPAA rating: Rated R for disturbing violent content and brief language

Raw attacks of gunshots to the body/torso area. There is blood, however the film was shot in black & white so the gore factor is decreased significantly.

A seldom word here 'n there, but barely noticeable

Students are smoking in practically every other scene. Since this film took place in the late 80's, smoking was fashionable and considered a norm in schools during this time in Montreal.

One scene depicts a bunch of students smoking and drinking in a loud room during the massacre, not knowing what is happening outside in the hallways.

There are a few attack scenes where you don't see it coming. There are scenes where dead, blood-covered bodies are seen. One shot depicts a girl who was shot right in the forehead.

Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:13+ (Quebec) / Singapore:PG13 / UK:15 / USA:Not Rated

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