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Sex & Nudity

Violence & Gore


  • The word "Hell" is used a few times.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Casual drinking.
  • A man is shown smoking in different scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Two men discuss how they would murder one another at various points throughout the film. They talk in jest but discuss it in some detail, to the point that it upsets one of their daughters.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man falls to his death from a train.
  • A man attempts to strangle a woman and push her off a train.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • It is heavily implied that a man has murdered several women in the past. He also talks about these women as if they were meaningless to him.
  • It is mentioned that a man ran into the propeller blades of a plane while being chased by police.
  • A man attempts to strangle a woman and push her off a train.
  • A woman is trapped inside a garage with a running car inside it. She inhales poisonous fumes, coughs, and passes out. Scene may be rather intense for young children.

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