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MPAA Rated R for language and some violent images

Sex & Nudity

  • The Cheney's are shown in bed together. Nothing sexual.
  • Many crude sexual references throughout.
  • A man and woman recite passages from a play together while in bed, and end by kissing passionately. The scene cuts to them separated still in bed, implying sex. No nudity.
  • Crude joke in which Dick recommends men all engage in a sex act together.
  • Several mentions of a woman homosexual relationship and sexuality, but no graphic details.

Violence & Gore

  • A man is shown being tortured by the government briefly.
  • There are many abrupt cuts throughout the movie to war sequences. These scenes are brief but contain many explosions, people being shot just off-camera, bombings, and people being tortured. See also: Frightening and Intense Scenes.
  • A character is hit by a car, and has the back of their head smashed in. They are then shown lying on the road with a puddle of blood pooling around them.
  • It is implied that a man drowned his wife during a drunken rampage.
  • An electrician falls from a great height and breaks his leg. We see the contorted leg and its wound with the bone sticking out.
  • A fight breaks out in a bar with punches thrown, but the scene ends quickly.


  • Some minor name-calling.
  • 'F*ck' is said 21 times, including paired with 'mother' at least once, and also written in the opening credits once.
  • 'Sh*t' is said at least five times, including paired with 'bull'.
  • 'Son of a b*tch' is said three times.
  • '*ss' is said once.
  • 'D*mn' is said three times.
  • 'H*ll' is said once.
  • 'Godd*mn' is said at least twice.
  • The Lord's name is taken in vain several times, including 'God' said twice, 'Oh my God' said once, 'Jesus Christ' said twice', and 'Jesus' said once.
  • 'P*ss' is said once.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Social drinking and smoking.
  • Dick Cheney often smokes cigars
  • Both Cheney and Bush are boozers in their youth.
  • They show Bush in his youth in a formal party while drunk vomits and his family take him out.
  • Cheney at his young has alcohol problems and drinks a lot. It shows him drunk couple of times.
  • Drugs: Verbal references to
  • In the opening scene, Cheney drives drunk and puts a cigarette in his mouth when he is stopped by the police.
  • A scene takes place in a bar, where many people are smoking, drinking, and being unruly.
  • The middle eastern drug trade is mentioned.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Many brief shots of war, with bombings and shootings.
  • This movie is actually very dark for a comedy.
  • Several shots of people starving and being mistreated in Iraq.
  • People are shown being tortured, but not overly not graphic as the scene is blurred.
  • Many of disturbing scenes are actual footage of war, and are difficult to distinguish real or scripted.
  • A brief scene of a man yelling at his wife.
  • The main character falls down and says he is having a heart attack.


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Violence & Gore

  • A man has graphic heart surgery. A new heart is rushed to the hospital room, while the patient has a scalpel cut a line down his chest. His unhealthy heart is then removed, leaving a wide, gaping hole in his chest, where they then insert the healthy heart. Very bloody, not for the queasy, and lasting for several minutes intercut with other scenes.
  • A man is hit by a car and blood pours from his head.

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