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A Bronx Tale



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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

Robert De Niro's directorial debut, about a teenager's struggle between the hard but honest life of his father and the seductive life of power and money represented by the local gangster.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Two men are shot in the head, and a lot of blood is shown. There's a bar fight where motorcycle bikers are beaten by gangsters with baseball bats and bottles. There are kids selling guns on the street. A group of black kids enter a white neighborhood and are beaten badly with sticks; there is a lot of blood. While travelling to the black neighborhood with gasoline-filled bottles, a car explodes and the white kids all burn to death: there are some very gruesome close-ups of burned flesh and limbs.

PROFANITY 9 - Every possible derivation of the F-word is used throughout the movie. A smattering of scatological terms, and racial references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Race relations, gambling, the corrupting influence of easy money and power.

MESSAGE - The saddest thing is wasted talent; the best thing is to give and get love unconditionally. The choices that you make will shape your life forever.

Special Keywords: S0 - V8 - P9 - MPAAR

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