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Absolute Power [1997]



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Unlike the MPAA we do not assign one inscrutable rating based on age, but 3 objective ratings for SEX/NUDITY, VIOLENCE/GORE and PROFANITY on a scale of 0 to 10, from lowest to highest, depending on quantity and context.

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Sex & Nudity
Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: R

Clint Eastwood is a thief who witnesses a crime and a White House cover-up. Also with Gene Hackman, Ed Harris, Scott Glenn and Judy Davis. Directed by Clint Eastwood. [2:01]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Sexual innuendo, kissing. An extended sex scene with kissing, implied oral sex: the man is standing and pushes the woman down to her knees. The camera shows his pleased face. It later appears he's performing oral sex on her. The same pair engage in rough sex (slaps and they both seem to enjoy it) before the sex turns too rough. During this scene there's no nudity, just shoulders, etc.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - An extended violent rape scene with slaps, hits in the crotch, punches (one resulting in a very bloody nose), strangling, scuffling. A woman stabs a man in the arm and there is some blood. A woman is shot and there's a lot of blood splattered on a man's face, on the floor and on her body and face. We see her bloody body and floor a few more times. A man is killed by having a huge needle jabbed in his neck. Chases, threatening with guns, snipers, a woman is pushed off a cliff in a car. A woman has a badly bruised face.

PROFANITY 5 - Three F-words, some scatological references, a few anatomical references, some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Politics, cover-ups, thievery, secret service, crime investigations.

MESSAGE - No one is immune from justice and the law.

Special Keywords: S5 - V7 - P5 - MPAAR

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