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MPAA Rated PG-13 for language and scenes of peril

Sex & Nudity

  • The movie opens by showing a woman in her underwear getting out of bed
  • A man and woman briefly kids on the top deck of a ship, it then cuts to the bottom deck of the boat and light are seen shaking in a bar and one man says "atleast someone's having fun"

Violence & Gore

  • A shark comes onto the deck of a boat and bites a man on the leg leaving a bloody cut.
  • The shark is hooked many times and is shot with a shotgun. Before it is killed it is quite bloody and we see a large bloody wound where it was shot.
  • A man has a hook go through his hand, is tugged underwater by the hook line and nearly drowns; there is some blood on his hand and then the hook is pushed through his hand in order to remove it.
  • There are many scenes of a storm at sea with tall, crashing waves and wind.
  • A number of times a boat capsizes, then rights itself. Waves wash over boats nearly sweeping people off (at times people fall overboard).
  • Some people die by drowning (in one scene many people are shown in a boat filling up with water and they either can't or won't disembark).
  • A helicopter goes down and crashes in the sea.
  • Glass shatters on a boat nearly hitting people.
  • We see sparks from a downed power line.
  • A man hangs onto a boat and is nearly hit by a flying chain.
  • We see a man with a black eye.
  • A man with a bruise on his cheek.
  • A man with a bloody nose and bruised cheek.
  • A man with a bloody temple/
  • A man with blood on his mouth and two men with bloody cuts on their cheek.
  • We see a corpse in a body bag, a few scenes of bloody fish carcasses, bloody bait on hooks, and bloody ice and blood on the boat's deck.
  • While fishing, men jab hooks into the fish and we also see them gutting it (fish entrails are evident).
  • A man lunges at another with a pool cue, a man is hit in the face and there is a brief scuffle.
  • A man is punched and grabbed by his shirt.


  • 76 total
  • 3 uses of "shitload," 10 uses of "ass," 1 use of "bastard," 3 uses of "damn," 5 uses of "Jesus," 12 uses of "Goddamn," 1 use of "Lord," 2 uses of "asshole," 8 uses of "God," 10 uses of "shit," 2 uses of "fuck," 13 uses of "hell," 2 uses of "bitch," 2 uses of "son-of-a-bitch," 1 use of "Christ," and 1 use of "jerking off."

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The guys smoke and drink alot.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The movie has an intense atmosphere and there is some scenes that might be scary for younger viewers.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film features a very bleak ending where the Andrea Gail is lost at sea with all hands. The fact the individuals lost were real people makes this even more upsetting.

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