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Bad Boys



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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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MPAA Rating: R

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence star as two wise-cracking Miami detectives investigating a drug case.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Many sexual references (some graphic and some obscene). A few women are seen in tight, short outfits; some gyrate in G-strings. A man and woman kiss in bed.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man is shot and falls out of a van and a man is killed with a spike through his neck (a quick scene, with no blood). During an extended scene a man shoots a woman and she falls into a glass table resulting in a fair amount of blood; the killer then shoots another man many times in the torso and chest and there is blood (this scene is very violent and long). A bloodied corpse with maggots crawling on it is shown. There is a shoot-out and then a car chase culminating in a car explosion (with people screaming because they are on fire). Several fist fights.

PROFANITY 9 - About 50 F-words and 50 scatological terms, numerous milder obscenities and many sexual references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Police corruption, protective custody of witnesses, male friendships, marital relationships, drugs.

MESSAGE - Your friendships are important. The police are there to protect society.

Special Keywords: S3 - V7 - P9 - MPAAR

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