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(1977 TV Movie)

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Sex & Nudity

  • A few naked boys can bee seen taking a bath at the start of the film, you don't see any genitals.
  • A black boy can be seen wandering around naked, he says that his clothes are gone. A man opens the door to his cell and pushes him inside, the boy falls. His bare behind can be seen.

Violence & Gore

  • A boy gets grabbed by his scrotum, and gets punched in his stomach a few times.
  • A black boy is pushed against a wall and gets beaten up.
  • A boy puts 2 pool balls in a sock and mercilessly beats another boy with the weapon.
  • A boy who's washing himself gets his head pushed in a sink and gets severly beaten and kicked in his scrotum, his face ends up bloody.
  • A few of the correction officers slap and beat a few boys.
  • A black boy gets beaten with a stick and punched in his face until his mouth gets bloody.

Profanity

  • Bastard is used a few times.
  • Multiple racist terms like coon are used, 1 use of nig nog (whatever that means).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • A boy can be seen smoking in one scene.
  • A few boys talk about using cigarretes as a form of payment.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The tension could be cut with a knife in some scenes, there's a sense of dread and hostility through out the movie.

Spoilers

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Sex & Nudity

  • A boy gets attacked by 2 other boys who pull his pants down and rape him, the actual rape is never seen. A correctional officer sees it happening, and watches the boy being raped.

Violence & Gore

  • A boy who feels lonely and depressed slits his wrist, you never get to see the actual slitting. The boys bloody corpse is found the next day.
  • All the boys completely destroy the mess hall at the end of the movie (while chanting Dead dead dead).

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