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(I) (1987)

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Sex & Nudity

  • There Is a brief moment in Johnny's cabin when Baby's bare left breast is visible. It's actually a 'continuity' error, because in the next camera shot, from a different position, the breast is now covered by the sheets.
  • As the title suggests, sexual dancing throughout. Dance moves involve thrusting, butt and boob shaking, etc.
  • Three love scenes, a brief glance of the backside of Johnny's buttock when he gets out of bed.
  • In the water scene where the two main characters are learning lifts, The female lead's nipples are visible through her white shirt.
  • When Baby changes clothes in the back of the car, Johnny watches from the rear-view mirror.

Violence & Gore

  • Two men fight.
  • There is a scene where a character gets a back street abortion (since abortion was illegal in 1963) and she is obviously in a lot of pain, blood is seen on her clothes.


  • 5 uses of shit, one use of ass.
  • 3 uses of goddamn
  • One use of "holy shit."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some characters are seen drinking and/or smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Some may find the aftermath of Penny's botched abortion to be mildly upsetting.

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