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MPAA Rated R for language throughout, drug content, violence, some sexual references, and brief nudity

Sex & Nudity

  • While in Vegas, teens go visit a club, and one of them dances with women that are seen on poles and brief breast nudity can be seen.
  • Rickie is seen making out on a few occasions with girls. They are kissing a little bit passionately but it is also brief and no clothes come off.
  • Rickie makes crude remarks about the smell of his fingers after having sex with a girl. It is then shown him smelling his fingers while pleasuring himself.

Violence & Gore

  • Rickie and his friends unload several rounds from pistols on a nest of rats. The dead rats remains are then shown and one of the friends get splattered with blood.
  • Quite a bit of talk about gun trafficking and dealing illegal arms.
  • There is much intensity and people getting beat up during police raids.


  • Pervasive language. 125 uses of "fuck", multiple uses of "shit", "dick" and "bitch".
  • The "N" word is said a few times

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • The entire film revolves around a teenager who is taught to deal drugs by the FBI
  • A wide variety of drugs are shown mostly cocaine, crack cocaine.
  • A teenager is shown smoking a joint
  • A group of teenagers are shown partaking in underage drinking with adults willingly supplying the alcohol.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • There are many police raids that are shown and are intense.


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

Sex & Nudity

  • It is discovered that Rickie fathers a child with one of the girls he has sex with.

Violence & Gore

  • A gang leader picks up a full bottle of wine and then proceeds to bash in a rival gang members' head. The victims head is shown completely bloody.
  • Rickie is shot in the stomach by a gang member. He collapses and a pool of blood is shown forming on the floor around his sides.
  • Rickie is shown during an emergency surgery. There are several shots of his stomach completely open with brief shots of intestines and blood.
  • Rickie has to wear a colostomy bag during his healing process. He is shown going into the bathroom, removing his shirt, and pulling it completely off with quite a bit of fluid draining out. Very uneasy scene to watch.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Rickie's sister is shown to be very high at times and then is shown detoxing.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Rickie watches his sister detox off some sort of drug. Very violent and disturbing.
  • Rickie is told to strip and squat down three times in prison. This could be confusing for some kids why this is done.

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