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Sex & Nudity

  • A character visits a show at a fair called the "Sultan's Harem" several times and voices his intent to see the show several times more. A large billboard just outside the entrance show's women in skimpy attire matching the name of the show.
  • A woman is seen in a dress, where the outline of her nipples are noticeable (the effect of wearing a thin bra).
  • A character states about another character that for $25 the second character would take off her underwear in the middle of the street.
  • A female character invites a man into her hotel room, where we hear them talking but nothing is seen.
  • There are various other references to this woman's habit of "putting out" for men in exchange for money.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is attacked and beaten by a group of other men until his face is bloody and bruised. The attack is not shown, just the after effects.


  • Use of GD near the film's end.
  • A young girl says the word "shit". A woman refers to her breasts as "big tits". A man refers to a woman as a "hot piece of ass". Also, Jesus Chr*st, Jesus.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Several adult men smoke cigarettes at various points in the film.
  • A young girl of about nine years old smokes a cigarette.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A man works selling alcohol despite it being against the law. Another man steals alcohol from the first man in order to sell it back to him without the first man knowing it was his own alcohol. The second man also steals two bottles of alcohol for himself.

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