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(1996)

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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of very bad weather
Certification

Sex & Nudity

  • Melissa Reeves on her cellphone talks about someone "Marrying his Penis"

Violence & Gore

  • Non-extreme violence; characters get sucked into tornadoes, car wrecks, paraphernalia flying around hitting people due to extreme wind.
  • A young girl's father is sucked into a tornado and killed.
  • A woman's house has been blown down by a twister. She is trapped underneath debris and has some bloody cuts and gashes.
  • An SUV is hit by a large piece of a destroyed radio tower antenna flying through the windshield, brutally killing the passengers and then is sucked into the tornado and blows up.
  • A man is hiding in a shelter when a hose and a spinning tire hubcap are flying around and his head is cut and a line of blood on his head is shown.
  • A gas tanker is swept around in a tornado and dropped to the ground in front of the main characters' vehicle, where it explodes in a massive fireball.
  • A tornado brutally destroys a small town. Demolishing a drive-in movie theater, throwing vehicles into buildings, and tearing off the roofs of structures.
  • Aftermath of a torn-up neighborhood is very disturbing.
  • Characters drive through a house in a vehicle, smashing walls and objects till they reach the other side.

Profanity

  • 2 uses of "fuck" (both missable without subtitles on), 15 of "shit," few uses of "penis", 9 of "oh my God," 7 of "Jesus," 6 of "son of a bitch," 6 of "oh God," 5 each of "damn," "hell," "God" and "Christ," 2 of "Goddamn," 2 of "Jesus Christ," and 1 use each of "oh Christ," "mother of God," "oh Jesus" and "my God."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • All scenes involving twisters are intense due to character's proximity to twisters.
  • Opening scene where a father is trying to save his family is very intense as he shouts and screams trying to hold the door closed and it opens and he is sucked out into the twister, this scene may frighten young viewers.
  • A group of researchers are driving through a field and onto a road when another large group of cars are cut off by them, it is out of nowhere so it may startle you.
  • A few scenes from the movie "The Shining" are shown, which are intense and very scary clips.

Spoilers

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Profanity

  • S___T,F____k,and sometime B____h and A______e are censored/removed/muted-silenced/overdubbed/cut/edited out for TV airings

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Two men are driving in a truck closer to a tornado, the tornado sends a ladder through their windshield. It then picks up the truck and spins it around then drops it causing it to explode, killing them both.

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