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MPAA Rated PG-13 for some mature thematic material and violence

Sex & Nudity

  • There is only the mildest sexual innuendo. A man refers to his chair as offering the 'best view' because he can see a woman bending over in the kitchen.

Violence & Gore

  • Brief scenes of a father and son in an imaginary old west gunfight. Revolvers are fired, but nobody is shown being shot.
  • World war 2 close quarters battle with lots of rifle fire and grenades. Fallen soldiers are shown, but there is no blood and nobody is seen being shot.
  • A man attempts to throw a Molotov cocktail at a house occupied by Japanese-Americans.
  • B&W 'movie within the movie' shows a woman being assaulted and held beneath a guillotine, but it's played up in a campy way.
  • A burn victim is shown. He's mostly covered in bandages, but his burned limbs are exposed.
  • Several sword fights are shown, but no blood is drawn. A samurai crushes a man's head offscreen, and is killed by a poison dart.
  • A man points a shotgun at an unarmed man's head.
  • B&W footage of an atomic bomb's explosion is shown, followed by archival footage of Hiroshima's devastation.
  • A Japanese POW camp is bombed, and fleeing POW's are executed by the guards. A fallen POW bleeds from the mouth in the movie's only depiction of blood.


  • There is one use of the word 'shit' as the boy attempts to move a mountain. Also, eight uses of 'stupid', one use of 'idiot', and two uses of 'crap'.
  • Japanese-Americans are referred to via racial epithets: "Japs", "Nip", and "Dirty Jap", "Rat", and "Buddha head" in the context of WW2.
  • The term 'yellow' is referenced twice towards one of the characters.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Young man swigs from a mickey upon hearing bad news.
  • Some men and a kid sit around a table in a bar. One person sips from a shot glass.
  • A man smokes a cigarette.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are several brief battle scenes that are moderately intense. A POW is shot in the back, and his corpse is later shown. A Samurai wearing a scary mask charges, only to fall due to a poison dart hitting him in the throat. A boy wanders in the ruins of Hiroshima after the atomic bomb is dropped, and he is surrounded by devastation.

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