The Man Who Would Be King (1975) Poster

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Sex & Nudity

  • Sean Connery is shown nude from behind while taking a "shower" for a minute or two.
  • A woman undresses in front of Michael Caine, visible completely from behind. He does not respond in a lewd manner.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is crucified.
  • A man falls to his death.
  • Frequent action scenes with battles involving spears and swords.


  • One phrase uttered by Billy as translation is extremely explicit, however as it is in Hindi/Urdu most people won't understand it
  • Some b-words and religious profanity. Terms such as "bollocks' and "arse" are uttered. "Bugger off" is uttered.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Smoking cigars and drinking alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Suggested MPA Rating: PG-13 for sequences of violence and brief nudity.
  • A man, having visited another man in his office, places a sack on a table. After the first man leaves, the second man opens the sack, and we see from the back that it contains a human head. Looks of horror from the man are intercut with views of the skull-like face of the mummified head.


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Violence & Gore

  • An angry mob of Afghan priests chases and fights a platoon of soldiers armed with rifles. Most of the priests are shot by the soldiers. All of the soldiers are killed by stones or the priests' bare hands.

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