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MPAA Rated R for language throughout, some strong graphic violence, drug use, and sexual references

Sex & Nudity

  • Women in the background are wearing short skirts, but nothing can be seen.
  • There is little sexuality throughout- no sex scenes or nudity.
  • A teenage girl asks a man if he would like her to perform oral sex while driving. He declines after suspecting she is underage.
  • A character is shown waking up and she could possibly be nude under a sheet but we can't tell because of the sheets positioning over her body.
  • A woman tells a man not to disturb another man cause she "fucked his brains out." She only says this to stop a man from entering a room in the house.
  • At a party being held at The Playboy Mansion, girls are shown wearing costumes and bikinis with cleavage.

Violence & Gore

  • Incredibly graphic violence at climax


  • There are 120 uses of "fuck" and its derivatives. Typical for a Tarantino film.
  • Many uses of "Goddamn" and "shit".
  • 2 uses of the word "cock" 1 is used in a sexual manner
  • These expletives are typically uttered in quick succession during scenes of outbursts, as well as during confrontations in between characters. As these scenes are scattered across the film and aren't frequent, they can be suited for an older teen audience.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Multiple characters drink hard liquor and smoke frequently throughout the film.
  • Rick Dalton becomes a depressive alcoholic to cope with his fluctuating stardom.
  • Cliff booth smokes a cigarette soaked in acid and gets high from it.
  • A couple characters smoke marijuana.
  • A mid-credits scene features one of the protagonists filming an advertisement for cigarettes.
  • Smoking throughout

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The Manson Family cult story crosses over into the narative of this film in a fictional manner and some of the scenes involving the Manson Family members may create a feeling of unease in viewers.
  • A woman is getting burned by a man with a flamethrower. Her burned black body can be frightening to younger viewers.
  • The whole third act of the movie is intense.
  • The film isn't necessarily frightening or scary, but the climax can put you a little on-edge.


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

Violence & Gore

  • A man tells another man who has flattened his tire to fix it with a spare, the second man laughs at him and the first man punches him in the face three times, we see his very bloody face, nose and teeth, and then throws him against the car.
  • A man with a gun and two women with knives break into a house and confront a man inside. A pit bull attacks the man with the gun by biting his arm, leg and crotch, we see blood and the man yells in pain. He then gets killed by having his throat stomped on.
  • A woman with a knife charges a man and he throws a can of dog food that hits her hard in the face, she falls back and we see her disfigured and very bloody face as she screams. A dog attacks the woman and she screams as we hear crunching, we see an arm bone exposed and more blood.
  • The other woman with a knife lunges at the man and stabs him in the hip, we see the knife sticking out and blood on his pants; the man then repeatedly slams the woman's head into a wall telephone, a table and a fireplace mantel until she is dead. We see a lot of blood splattering, hear a lot of bone crunching, and fully see her face becoming thinner and thinner, until it basically becomes flat, extremely disfigured and soaked in blood.
  • The first woman runs through a glass window and falls into a swimming pool, maniacally firing a gun in the air and screeching until a man sprays her with a flame thrower and she is engulfed with flames, we see her charred up body as she floats in the pool dead.
  • A man kills a group of nazis with a flamethrower, played for comedic effect.
  • As with most Quentin Tarantino movies there are elements of extremely brutal violence, sometimes so over the top that it can become laughable. In this film however, it should be noted that most of the violence occurs during the film's climax, with the final scenes being brutally, disturbingly and realistically gruesome. Those sensitive to graphic, disfiguring violence should absolutely steer clear.
  • A fight with some martial arts occurs.

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