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(1996)

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Certification

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MPAA Rated R for graphic, bloody violence and strong language
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • There is a scene when Gary Sinise strips down and gets into bed. His bare buttocks is clearly seen.
  • Rated R for graphic bloody violence and strong language
  • 2 people talk and kiss in a bed.

Violence & Gore

  • Although the violence is graphic, it mostly only occurs during the second to final act of the film. Meaning it's not constant.
  • A man punches another man in the face and tries to hit him again, but the other man wrestles him to the ground.
  • A man lunges across a table and punches another man in the face, and the other man's nose bleeds after the punch.
  • There is a bloody fight scene involving the main character and the main villain.
  • A cop shoots dead 2 people. Blood and gore splurts out from the wound.
  • A cop shoots a woman dead. Blood splurts.
  • A man is shot in the shoulder, and blood spurts, and another man is shot dead. He chokes on blood from the bullet and dies.
  • A kidnapper punches a woman in the face. Then, he holds her throat tight.
  • One of the kidnappers punches another kidnapper in the throat.
  • A man is shot 4 times. Blood pours and spurts. Blood is also seen pouring from his throat.
  • A man holds another man at gun point, and punches him in the face.

Profanity

  • 52 uses of "fuck", 25 uses of "shit", 17 uses of "damn" (14 paired with "God"), 11 uses of "hell", 8 uses of "ass" (4 used as "asshole"), 8 uses of "bitch", 11 uses of "Jesus Christ", "Christ", and "Jesus" collectively as an exclamation, 3 uses of "bastard", 2 uses of "faggot", 1 use of "prick", and 1 use of "piss".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There's some drinking/smoking. Its never made clear, but apparently one of the characters has a drinking problem; he's busted in one scene and in another he tries to act innocent after hiding the canteen and starts a conversation but the word drama soon turns into Drambuie.
  • The kidnapped child is forced to drink some kind of medication, but he spits it out.
  • There is a drunk guy on the floor.
  • The alcoholic kidnapper hides beer and drinks it in several scenes.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Several intense death scenes, with much blood present.
  • The film involves the kidnapping of a young boy. He is seen blindfolded and handcuffed to a bed a few times, and he is constantly seen blindfolded for much of the film.
  • A kidnapper threatens the kidnapped boy with a knife.
  • The final fight scene between the main character and main villain is intense.
  • Some intense yelling.

Spoilers

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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • When the villain is on the phone with the main character, the villian shoots his gun, and the main character believes his son has just been killed, but it is revealed that it was a hoax. Very intense/emotional.

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