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Sex & Nudity

  • Freddie Bauer acts in a very sexist way and makes several crude sex jokes in the movie with references to Penthouse magazine. He is also seen carrying them a few times (barely visible though).
  • There are two scenes where Freddie Bauer intentionally drops coins on the floor nearby girls (adults and teenagers) in order to look up to see their panties - first as a teen, and later as an adult.
  • When streaming the film on Disney+, Madison has even longer hair to cover up her buttocks.
  • There are many scenes of nudity in this movie, mostly female, but in one case male as well. The nudity is all non-sexual nudity, and it is all essential to the plot. All parts of the body are visible at one point or another except for pubic areas or genitalia, which we never see clearly.
  • Madison walks naked into a large crowd of people. We see her bare buttocks in an extended rear shot. In this shot, we get a brief glimpse of her pubic hair and genitalia from the rear, but only a knowledgeable eye sees this. We see only a brief glimpse of sideboob in this scene, as her long hair mostly covers her breasts.

Violence & Gore

  • A man assaults a woman with spray from a garden hose. She is shown crying.
  • There is an underwater fight scene in which one man is kicked in the groin, and several others have their scuba masks and regulators ripped off, forcing them to return to the surface.


  • 1 use of "shit"
  • 9 uses of hell 5 uses of bitch 3 paired with son of a 1 use of up yours, for god sakes, for christ sakes, shut up, schmuck, Shit, Jesus and moron 5 uses of oh god 4 uses of oh my god and damn 3 paired with god

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • In a bar scene, one character has passed out from excess drink on the bar, and another is decidedly merry. A few characters in this scene are shown drinking.
  • Champagne is shown in glasses in a couple of group dining scenes.
  • John Candy's character smokes a cigarette and then gets a can of beer out while he and Tom Hanks are playing racquetball.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • In three separate scenes, a person falls into the ocean and begins to drown.
  • There are scenes of police and military enforcement. Guns are shown, but they are not brandished, and no shots are fired.


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Sex & Nudity

  • While the lead actress' derrière is visible in the original film, this is edited in the Disney+ version but it is still implied she's naked.
  • Freddie tries to convince a military guard he is Swedish and makes a crude joke saying his penis is 12 inches long. The guard laughs and walks away.
  • Madison runs away from the camera down a beach, naked. She walks up to Allen, kisses him on the mouth, then takes a running dive into the surf and swims away. Throughout this scene, we see her bared buttocks and legs several times. Her long hair covers most of her back and completely conceals her breasts, but it is clear she is wearing nothing.
  • Madison swims topless underwater in a long sequence in mermaid form, with her lower body being that of a fish. During this, we get multiple clear views of her bare breasts.
  • Allen and Madison are naked in a large clear water tank. He covers his genitalia with his hands, and her lower body is covered by her fish form. We see her breasts several times, as well as a glimpse of the side of his buttocks.

Violence & Gore

  • A woman is carried off to a science lab against her will and imprisoned.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Part of the movie takes place in a military-controlled compound. The military is called out in force at the climax of the movie.

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