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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Daniel Stern stars as a man wrongly accused of murder who inadvertently takes a scout troop "hostage."

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A group of boys look at a Playboy (we don't see anything); the kids discuss sex in vague, inaccurate ways and a man makes moaning noises with dolls (we don't see the dolls) to demonstrate sex.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - A man walks into a fire-filled room and a few scenes where people are threatened with guns. A man and a group of kids have problems with wilderness living: falling down hills, nearly falling through a flimsy bridge, nearly being eaten by a bear, falling into a river and nearly going over a waterfall. A man and woman are nearly forced over a cliff, a child falls over the cliff and hangs onto a tree. There are many yelling scenes.

PROFANITY 5 - 2 F-words (garbled) and two derivations, a handful of scatological terms, and several milder obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Wrongful accusations.

MESSAGE - You can find friendship in the strangest locations; things aren't always as they seem.

Special Keywords: S1 - V2 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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