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Sex & Nudity

  • There are several sexual references and jokes throughout.
  • One scene takes place in a strip bar, With one or two bare breasted women. Only shown for 2-3 seconds.
  • Axel tries to gain access to an exclusive club by acting like an effeminate gay man, claiming he has herpes.

Violence & Gore

  • There is a lengthy final shootout where lots of bad guys are shot and killed, and one character's body gets perforated with bullets and lots of blood can be seen spurting and covering his shirt. his body then falls down some stairs.
  • The main character gets shot in the shoulder during the climax, and some blood can be seen on his shirt and on the floor and wall behind him.
  • There are two brief fight scenes, one of which includes Axel subduing a robber by elbowing him in the face and flipping him onto the ground, and no blood is shown. The other fight scene shows Axel punching out a bunch of bad guys towards the end.
  • Taggart punches Axel hard in the stomach, but he's not seriously injured.
  • Axel throws Zack into a table.
  • The last 5 minutes of the movie are very violent, and several characters are killed point-blank from being shot.
  • There is a character that is shot multiple times and he is shown shot with blood spurting from his body.
  • One character is executed and is shown being shot through the back of the head from behind, and the body is shown for a brief period. The execution is shown from a distance, and no blood can be seen.
  • Axel is thrown through a plate-glass window, though he's not seriously injured.


  • Around 40-50 uses of 'f**k'.
  • At least 20 uses of "shit" (6 or more of which are paired with 'bull').
  • At least 10 uses of ass (2 or more used as 'asshole').
  • Other milder profanities like at least 1 use of "son of a bitch", and at least 1 use of 'damn', etc.
  • Strong, pervasive language throughout
  • The racial slur "nigger" is used once.
  • The film does feature a few characters that are outdated homosexual stereotypes, though they only appear briefly.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Axel conducts a bust by posing as an illegal dealer of cigarettes.
  • Smoking and alcohol throughout.
  • Cocaine smugglers use coffee grounds to mask the scent of the drug to throw off drug-sniffing dogs.
  • The main storyline revolves around drug dealers who have murdered a man for stealing thousands of dollars worth of bearer bonds.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The scene in which Mikey is shot through the back of the head at the beginning may be intense for some.
  • A few violent scenes at the end may upset some people.

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