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Sex & Nudity

  • A woman wearing a thin gown is instructed by a man to remove his pants and underwear as well as her panties. The camera focuses on her closely as she kisses him and his body. The man then stops her and pours cold water down his underwear to calm himself down. This scene lasts over 4 minutes, but no nudity is seen other than the man's bare chest.
  • A married man and a teenage girl begin kissing in a bedroom and it is implied they go to the bed and have sex, but this is not shown.
  • Frequent and quite explicit conversations regarding sex throughout. There's no nudity or actual sex shown though.
  • Vickie La Mota appears in a scene taking off her clothes although no nudity is shown as she licks Jake's abdomen but then tells him he should stop.
  • A man is paranoid that his wife is sleeping with other men.

Violence & Gore

  • A fight breaks out in the crowd of a boxing match with punches thrown, a woman is trampled, and a man's body is tossed in the air.
  • The film is shot in black and white so the blood and damage is far less realistic than it otherwise would've been.
  • We briefly see a man cleaning another man's bloody mouth after a fight. Blood is shown but it is easy to miss.
  • Jake La Motta has numerous boxing matches; punches are thrown however there is little to moderate blood in most. However this is not always the case.
  • In a boxing match, a fighter beats another against the ropes; we see heavy swelling and some blood on his face. Blood and sweat also splatter over the judges.
  • In another, a boxer violently beats his opponent. It's mostly bloodless.
  • A character wraps a piece of cloth around his knuckles and hits another character in the face multiple times. The man being punched asked to be. Some blood is seen on his face.


  • "C*ck" is said once in a vulgar manner.
  • 114 uses of "f*ck".
  • "C*nt" is said three or four times
  • "Faggot" and "fag" are said 5 times. "Queer" is once.
  • "Piss" is said once.
  • "D*mn" is said once and "godd*mn" is said twice.
  • "B*stard" is said twice.
  • "B*tch" is said 4 times.
  • "Sh*t" is said 6 times.
  • "H*ll" is said twice.
  • "Ass" is said 8 times.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • An advertisement for beer on tv is played.
  • The main character buys a club and spends time there. Many people drink and smoke.
  • The main character smokes cigars very often in the latter part of the the film.
  • A woman smokes a cigarette.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The boxing matches are hyper-stylized, and often yield bloody results.
  • The main character has violent tendencies and a self-destructive nature.
  • Quite a few heated arguments between a man and his wife.
  • The film is filled with extremely intense scenes of verbal and physical violence.
  • The scenes of violence will be uncomfortable and intense for sensitive viewers.
  • Rated R for strong language, violent content and brief sexuality.
  • The main character has violent tendencies and a self-destructive nature. Quite a few heated arguments between a man and his wife.


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Sex & Nudity

  • A man kisses a young girl, who he later finds out was only 14 years old. He is then arrested and sent to jail for this.

Violence & Gore

  • Jake LaMotta beats up his own brother, Joey LaMotta in front of his family. No gore.
  • A character has a fight at a restaurant, which then escalates outside when he repeatedly hits the person's head with a car door.
  • Jake is seen slapping/hitting his wife in several scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The prison scene is quite disturbing.

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