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MPAA Rated PG-13 for violence and sexual material

Sex & Nudity

  • A character warns a girl that she could be violently raped by soldiers.
  • The sailors go to a bar multiple times in which prostitution is common.
  • A prostitute is auctioned off as multiple sexual comments and gestures are made. Men stroke her legs and arms and then start to strip off her clothing until a brawl breaks out, stopping this. Moderate nudity.

Violence & Gore

  • Some scenes of bloody violence.


  • Several uses of "bastard", "hell", "damn".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Discussions about opium.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Violence & Gore

  • A man is strung up by his hands on a bamboo frame. His shirt is ripped off and his chest is then sliced repeatedly with a machete. Blood gushes out of his wounds and he screams in agony. He is then shot. This scene is prolonged, disturbing and graphic.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A rather brutal boxing sequence and a scene where a character is repeatedly cut and then mercy killed.

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