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Sex & Nudity

  • There is a mild strip club scene. Strippers are shown dancing with underwear. The scene does not last very long.
  • Near the beginning, some men are seen showering completely nude, their genitals are obscured but we see them fully nude from behind.
  • A man gets drunk and begins to streak. He strips to his underwear, then takes off his underwear. He is seen running from far, with his penis clearly visible for a few seconds. He lays down, and again his penis is visible until it is covered up.

Violence & Gore

  • Scenes of intense Vietnam combat, with explosions and gunshot wounds. Quite graphic sequences.
  • A scene in which an extremely intense and emotional game of Russian Roulette is played where we see graphic blood spurts and blood pouring out of a head wound.
  • A deer is shot and is killed. No gore is seen however the deer can be seen collapsing and struggling to breathe as it dies.


  • 32 F-words, 4 with "mother"; 24 uses of "s--t"; 10 uses of "a--hole"; 5 uses of "bitch"; 10 uses of "goddamn"; 3 uses of "damn"; 3 uses of "Jesus Christ"; 2 uses of "Jesus"; 2 uses of "Christ".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • People drink alcohol frequently. Lots of smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Includes Intense Scenes of Brutal War Violence and Torture.
  • Rated R for Intense and Disturbing Scenes of Graphic War Violence and Torture, Language Throughout, and Some Nudity.
  • The entire movie is extremely intense, with multiple scenes of emotional deaths and situations.
  • The Russian Roulette scene is said to be one of the most intense and frightening "Non-Horror" scene of all time.
  • The movie isn't as uplifting of a war movie as, say Saving Private Ryan.


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Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Implied use of drugs. Specifically to the character of Nick who in the climatic Russian Roulette scene is shown to be catatonic. There are also needle marks on his arm.

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