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Parents Guide for
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Sex & Nudity


Two adults are seen having sex in the credits we see the man thrusting into her we see her legs and she makes a crude remark. Though it is clear what is going on, there is no nudity and the scene only lasts less than five seconds.

Frequent use of crude and descriptive sexual language and strong sexual references throughout.

In a bedroom we briefly (about two seconds) see two nude teen girls and a nude boy kneeling together (the male is in the middle) chest-to-back in a line on a bed, and all are thrusting in a sex act; we see them in profile with bare shoulders, arms, sides, hips, and legs (no genitals or breasts are exposed).

An undercover police officer tells another to think of his grandmother's vagina with a penis going into it to make him vomit and the other officer responds with disgust and suggests that they "finger each other's mouths" (they shove their fingers into each other's mouths, one makes a crude reference to female genitalia, they stop, and one makes a comment that evokes the inability to climax).

In the back of a limo, an inebriated teenage girl attempts to unzip the zipper of an undercover police officer; he pushes her hand away and tells her she's "really hot and really slutty."

Violence & Gore


While the violence in this film is sometimes intense and/or bloody, it never leaves the film's comedic tone.

A bloody shootout in a hotel room involves a motorcycle gang, two teenagers, a teacher, and two police officers: everyone has a handgun, rifle, or automatic weapon and the room fills with loud gunfire when a drug deal goes bad, a bullet goes through one man's neck and into a wall and we see a lot of blood splattering, another man is shot twice in the chest and see blood streaming from the wounds as the two men fall on the floor next to one another and die; four other men are killed and we see some blood, a man threatens to shoot and kill an unconscious teen girl, a police officer receives a severe shoulder wound with a lot of blood while another bullet is stopped by his bulletproof vest, and a teen boy gets a bloody nose and lip from being hit in the face with a gun.

Two police officers arrest a man and one shoots him in the groin (we see some blood splatter as the man falls to his knees); the man screams loudly, saying that his penis needs to be sewn back on (we see the penis on the ground for about 5 seconds and the man tries to pick it up with his mouth).

Two chase scenes involve a middle-aged motorcycle gang, limousines, a large car, and a small car containing two undercover police officers that have commandeered cars from civilians (once by punching an elderly man unconscious); the men all have handguns and shoot continually at one another while two limos run off the road, one catches fire and explodes when a police officer throws a Molotov cocktail into it (we see a dead, completely charred corpse on the pavement), motorcycles fall over and slide under trucks, fuel tankers are shot, a tanker drive drives over the legs of a downed biker (we see a little blood), a biker shoots a bottle of whiskey out of a girl's hand as she stands up in the sunroof of a car, and as a final downed biker and his cycle slide under a chicken truck, the truck explodes into flames (feathers fly everywhere).

Fistfights break out at a high school party resulting in broken vases, and a knife is found in the shoulder of one man; he apparently did not feel being stabbed, a teen boy pulls it out and a teen girl pours vodka over the wound (we see some blood on the knife as it is removed and a bloodied nose and lip on another teen boy).


10/10 124 F-words (2 or 3 of them are written) and its derivatives, 3 obscene hand gestures, 20 sexual references, 72 scatological terms, 57 anatomical terms, 20 mild obscenities, 9 religious profanities, and 4 religious exclamations.

7/10 The entire plot of the film is based around teen drug use and distribution.

A teen boy is shown in a home video after having taken a drug and he becomes manic and hyperactive before becoming violent, throwing things around his room; we learn that he died from an overdose and catch a quick glimpse of a photo of his dead body.

Two undercover police officers are forced to ingest a drug and its effects are depicted vividly (hallucinations, mania, hyperactivity, and giddiness) before they fall asleep.

Middle-aged bikers smoke marijuana in a park and a bag of cocaine is found inside one of their motorcycles.

A teen boy sells drugs to two undercover police officers and insists that they take the drugs in front of him to prove they won't tell on him.

Two undercover police officers throw a party for underage teens with several kegs of beer and dozens of bottles of hard liquor as well as a pound of marijuana taken from the police evidence room (we also see a pound of cocaine briefly); we see about 50 teens drinking hard liquor and beer from bottles and kegs and several teens smoking marijuana cigarettes (very briefly) and taking a drug called "H.F.S." as they giggle and begin running around fast.

During the end credits, we see a brief close-up shot of a line of cocaine being snorted through a straw.

Whilst a man is explaining the rules of going undercover he talks about a boy who died from drugs and that he was white so people actually care; one of the police officers then says he would still care if he was black. May offend some.

A man is suddenly shot in the neck and lots of blood splatters; he lies on the ground, blood pumping from his neck wound. This results in a bloody shootout and a rather intense (but still comedic) car chase.

A man is shown vomiting.

We see a brief and rather unexpected shot of a severed penis. A man picks it up with his mouth, but before we can see more, the scene ends.

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Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language, drug material, teen drinking and some violence

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