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Sex & Nudity

  • It is implied that two women have been raped.
  • An adult magazine is seen for a few seconds.

Violence & Gore

  • In many, many scenes people are shot with machine guns, RPG's, pistols, tanks, grenades, and so on. Many are at point blank, or killings of wounded soldiers, and one is a suicide. Most killings are from being repeatedly shot. At the time, this movie broke the record for largest number of violent acts in a film.
  • A deer is killed and a person drinks it's blood.
  • There is lots of violence against teens.


  • Multiple abuses of "Christ" and "Jesus." Beyond that, some mild language.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some smoking and drinking, some by teens.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Many scenes are intense, and almost all of the main and side characters have killed someone.
  • There are killings of insolent sand main characters, always quite sad.
  • Teenagers being killed (some in graphic ways) may seem cruel to some.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • A person appears to have a tracker inside him, as a traitor he is executed (this is emotionally intense).

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