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Sex & Nudity

  • A brief sex scene that for the most part is under the covers.
  • We see some soldiers' buttocks
  • We see two soldiers' penises.
  • We briefly see a women's breasts
  • Some sexual talk amongst soldiers

Violence & Gore

  • Occasional Graphic Violence
  • There are dead bodies on the floor after a village is massacred, graphic amounts of blood is seen but the scene is done in a blurry POV style of camera work that reduces the impact.
  • A man is shot in the neck, lots of blood, although not horrifically graphic.
  • A man is shot in the foot. A bloody wound appears.
  • A man is shot in the neck and back, and then paralysed.
  • In a hospital we see lots of soldiers with bloody wounds, although once again the POV camera work is used.


  • 196 uses of "fuck", 1 use of cunt, as well as many uses of milder language such as shit, bitch, hell, damn, and bastard.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Lots of drinking, and some drug use.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The various battles are a little intense as well as frightening.
  • Most of the film is about the psychological and physical aftermath of a wounded man's experience in the Vietnam conflict. Hence, the entire movie is very intense.


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Sex & Nudity

  • In Mexico, awoman in a brothel takes Ron upstairs. She removes her top revealing her bare breasts. She then removes her underwear and turns revealing her pubic mound. No gentitalia is seen as she is very hairy. She mounts him and tries to pull his pants off, but he refuses as he is ashamed he cannot feel anything below his waist. Scene lasts 1-2 mins.

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