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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some violence and drug content

Sex & Nudity

  • It is implied that a woman is raped (and then drugged), a gang of crooks stalk her and then corner her in a motel room, one of them orders the others to grab her legs, which they do, she is seen being carried by them while screaming and thrashing as the scene ends.
  • Saloon/bar with cutouts of half naked women
  • A woman is implied to be nude in bed, but fully covered

Violence & Gore

  • A car is destroyed by a bomb. You see the driver and passenger engulfed by flames. While this is not particularly graphic, this second part is a little disturbing.
  • A man is strangled.
  • A man is shot offscreen and blood is seen dripping from his body.
  • Another man is shot offscreen with no blood.
  • Throughout the film there are numerous fist fights in which people are thrown into walls and such.


Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A large amount of the plot is about drug smugglers.
  • A woman is framed (falsely) as a heroin and marijuana addict.
  • Men smoke marijuana briefly.
  • A man is an alcoholic and is shown very drunk
  • Characters smoke in a manner accurate to the period.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A woman is held prisoner in a hotel room by a group of young thugs. Another woman who is with them tells the group she wants to stay and "watch" (what will happen next, which is implied to be a sexual assault). The scene abruptly ends.
  • There is a sudden closeup to the face of a strangled man (with popping eyes and his tongue sticking out) that is likely to startle viewers.

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