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MPAA Rated R for language throughout and brief sexuality/nudity

Sex & Nudity

  • Pool party with women in skimpy bikinis provided as entertainment for the men and sexually suggestive pairs dancing. Host provides woman for protagonist who leads him to bedroom, sits him on bed and helps him remove his shirt. Second bikini-clad woman joins, removes her top and all three get on the bed, turning out the light, suggesting threesome sex. Nudity includes bare chest and bare breasts.
  • The only nudity (bare breasts) in the entire movie takes place in a bedroom scene.
  • After ex-wife asks the source of his sudden wealth, he joshes with her that he's a high-end gigolo.
  • Topless women and another with a bikini on laying in bed with with Eastwood's character Earl Stone between them.
  • Police coerce man into becoming informant by taunting him about being raped in jail.

Violence & Gore

  • Despite being a Clint Eastwood film, there is surprisingly not much violence.
  • The main character is often threatened at gun point by members of the cartel.
  • Two men are shot, in a non graphic fashion.
  • A man is threatened by two cartel members. Later the same man is seen driving in his car with a bloody and bruised face.
  • A man opens the trunk of his car to show a body of a drug runner who was shot and killed for not following rules.


  • There is profanity throughout the movie

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Drug smuggling is a prominent subject throughout the film
  • A man opens the back of his truck and finds a stash of cocaine.
  • At a pool party, many members drink various alcoholic beverages.
  • Drugs is the main theme of the film

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The entire mood of the film is some what unsettling as you wonder if the main character will get caught.
  • A SWAT team raids a house and compound of drug dealers, which is intense


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

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The leader of the drug cartel is betrayed by his own members, he is seen shooting his shotgun, and is surprisingly shot from the back by one of his own. Quite startling
  • A man's wife is sick, and dies from her illness.

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