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MPAA Rated R for non-stop action violence, and for strong language

Sex & Nudity

  • Using a futuristic video phone, a woman makes a wrong-number call to John Spartan, and is shown topless for a couple of seconds before she hangs up.
  • Two characters have "virtual sex" by wearing headsets that simulate sexual contact and arousal. Breasts are visible for an instant.
  • When brought out suspended animation, characters are naked. Rear nudity is visible, frontal nudity is blurred out when shown.
  • Several jokes and references to sexual activity and actions. Done in a humors way and not graphic

Violence & Gore

  • Many people are shot and killed throughout with some blood.
  • A man catches on fire after he is shot on a rooftop.
  • One character removes another's eye (off-screen) and sticks it on a pen.
  • Some characters' necks are broken, others are beaten violently.
  • It is reported that many innocent people are killed in an exploding building.
  • An innocent man is thrown through a plate glass window sending him unconcious.


  • A running joke through the movie is that cussing is literally illegal, so Spartan purposely uses non-stop graphic language through the film
  • Several sexual references and jokes throughout. Some are graphic, but funny

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A distant shot of the main villian snorting cocaine at the start of the film.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The theme of government control/tyranny may upset some viewers.


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Violence & Gore

  • The main villian is killed when he is frozen and decapitated by the protagonist swinging round on a crane kicking his head off, we see the villian's frozen head bounce on the floor and then smash into hundreds of tiny red icicles.

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