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MPAA Rated R for some drug use and a scene of violence

Sex & Nudity

  • Shirtless man gets out of bed to speak to a man visiting his home.
  • men in underwear
  • male wrestler is shown naked from the back while he is weighing in

Violence & Gore

  • Many scenes of wrestling.
  • A man punches himself in the head.
  • A man bangs his own head against a mirror; we see a small amount of blood on his forehead moments later.
  • There are some bloody faces.
  • A man fires a gun indoors.


  • Shit is said about 3 times throughout the movie.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The scene of drug use on the helicopter in a realistically depicted scene of drug use using the narcotic cocaine.
  • There is some cocaine use in a couple of scenes
  • There is a bong shown.
  • Multiple instances of beer drinking and liquor drinking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The tone of the film is very dark and serious.
  • Some may be disturbed by the behavior of John Du Pont.


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Violence & Gore

  • Dave is shot at close range. When he is on the ground, he is shot 2 more times. He is seen dead and bleeding afterwards.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Viewers who aren't familiar with the true story might be shocked and upset when one of the main characters is murdered.

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