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MPAA Rated R for war-related images and brief language

Sex & Nudity

  • Portrayals of female upper-body frontal nudity is featured.
  • The film contains a scene at a strip club where a woman opens her jacket to expose her bare breasts and dances seductively at 12:05

Violence & Gore

  • The film contains some scenes which show the graphic injuries the crew sustain when the ship sank.
  • One of the stronger scenes shows a man floating in a raft, cradling his own severed leg with some bone and torn tissue visible.
  • Other scenes depict men with severed arms burning as they try to escape the sinking ship.
  • A few brief shots show a man whose arm has been severed, leaving behind a bloody stump.


  • The film contains some use of the expletive "f**k".

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Alcohol and smoking appear frequently in the film, both among high-society people and sailors.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Based on a historical event, 'USS Indianapolis: Men Of Courage' is a film about how the crew of the USS Indianapolis struggled to survive after their ship gets sunk by a Japanese submarine.
  • During the five days that the crew are stranded in the Philippine Sea, they have to endure extreme conditions, as well as the ever-present threat of attacks by sharks.


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Violence & Gore

  • Among others, D'Antonio can be seen severely injured at his legs and is later mentioned to have died.

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