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Broken Arrow



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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

John Travolta and Christian Slater are military officers carrying nuclear bombs on a practice mission -- until one of them steals the bombs. Also with Samantha Mathis, Delroy Lindo, Bob Gunton, Frank Whaley, Howie Long, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Jack Thompson, Vyto Ruginis, Ousaun Elam, Shaun Toub, Casey Biggs, Jeffrey J. Stephen and Joey Box. Directed by John Woo. [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A few gory scenes: a man gets whacked in the head with a flying hammer and dies, a man gets run over by a truck, a man gets his windpipe whacked, a man gets eviscerated by a helicopter propeller and a man gets slammed in the torso by a flying bomb. A few people are shot and killed (there's a little blood and bodies jerking from the bullets) and a there are a couple of shoot-outs. Many fistfights without blood; however, one extended fistfight shows two men with bloody faces. There is a reckless car chase and many explosions (people often jump and fall due to the explosions).

PROFANITY 6 - About 10 F-words, a few anatomical references, some scatological references and many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The military, nuclear bombs, megalomania and insanity.

MESSAGE - Push yourself to go above and beyond the call of duty.

Special Keywords: S0 - V7 - P6 - MPAAR

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