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(1993 TV Movie)

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Sex & Nudity

  • A brief glimpse of a man's bare buttocks.
  • Frank discussions of sex (mostly homosexual) throughout, however crude terms are not used.
  • Several kisses as greetings. Nothing major.

Violence & Gore

  • Doctors perform a surgery to remove lymph material.


    • 1 use of the f-word as an expletive
  • 1 use of the f-word as an expletive
  • 1 use of the middle finger
  • 1 use of sh*t, 3 of bullsh*t
  • 5 uses of "goddamn"
  • 14 religious exclamations ("oh my god", "Jesus," etc.)
  • 4 uses of "damn"
  • 11 uses of "hell"
  • 1 use of "whore"
  • 3 uses of "ass"
  • 1 use of "pissing"
  • 2 uses of "crap"

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Poppers are discussed as a possible link to the AIDS epidemic.
  • A few characters smoke.
  • Some social drinking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A woman vomits blood onto a doctor's hand.
  • The movie as a whole is unsettling. There are several scenes throughout the movie that show patients suffering from AIDS. Some may find the medical terminology used in the movie unsettling.
  • There is a scene where Richard Gere's character is watching the gay Halloween parade from a hotel window and the people in the parade suddenly turn into skeletons. A grim reaper looks up at him through the window. The scene is meant as a dramatic representation of his thoughts, but could be frightening to some.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A young boy leads two doctors to a group of dead bodies.
  • A woman suffering from Ebola dies.
  • Two doctors throw bodies onto a fire. A young man asks one of the doctors why this (ebola) has happened. The scene itself is disturbing, but the clearly emotional young man makes it all the more upsetting.

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