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Casino Jack [2010] [R] - 6.6.9



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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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Based on the true story of lobbyist Jack Abramaoff (Kevin Spacey), who pled guilty in 2006 to charges that he defrauded American Indian tribes and corrupted public officials. The film traces his rise and fall as he hobnobs with prominent Republican politicians and Washington operatives like Tom DeLay, Grover Norquist, Ralph Reed and Bob Ney. Also with Barry Pepper, Kelly Preston, Rachelle Lefevre, Jon Lovitz, Christian Campbell, Yannick Bisson, Spencer Garret and David Fraser. Directed by George Hickenlooper. [1:48]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A topless woman is shown reclining on a sofa (her bare breasts and abdomen are visible) and another woman wearing skimpy panties (her bare buttocks and back and legs are visible) lies on a bed in a man's apartment. A topless woman (her bare breasts are visible) is shown lying on a bed with an unconscious man, who's apparently resting his head on her abdomen.
 Women wearing skimpy outfits like bras and panties (cleavage, bare abdomens, bare shoulders, legs and lower buttocks are visible) dance suggestively on pedestals in a casino, while people watch. Women wearing grass skirts and bikini tops (cleavage and bare abdomens are visible) dance a hula dance while men watch. Women wear low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes. Three scantily clad women (cleavage, bare abdomens and bare legs are seen) jump on a man, who lies back on a bed during a mattress store TV commercial. A young girl looks at a magazine that has pictures of women wearing bikinis (cleavage, bare abdomens are visible) accompanied by the phrase "boob job"; her father yanks it away. A man sits in a bathtub and is covered to the shoulders with bubbles. We see a pair of women's panties in a dry-cleaning bag, and later hanging from a light fixture, and on a desk after a woman throws them there.
 A woman shimmies in an exaggerated manner as she walks away from her husband and he watches and makes suggestive remarks. A man flirts with a woman and pats her on the clothed buttocks.
 A man and a woman kiss, and a husband and his wife kiss in a few scenes.
 A man says "I got a lap dance from her" pointing to a flight attendant wearing a short skirt (her legs are visible).

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man tackles another man onto a sofa and stabs him repeatedly in the head and face with a pen (we see blood on the man's face and the attacker's hands), they struggle, the attacker breaks the man's arm (we hear a crack), stabs him in the back with the pen and grips the man's throat, but then stops; we see the victim later with a neck brace, round scars on his face and a cast on his arm.
 A man shoots another man with a pistol through a car window and we hear that he was shot 5 times in the head (we see him slump over in the seat; no blood is visible).
 A man yells at another man and punches him in the nose and he bleeds profusely on his hand and shirt (we hear that the man that was punched is a hemophiliac).
 A man yells into his reflection in a mirror. People yell at each other in numerous scenes throughout the movie. A man yells at another man and calls him a "no good lying…" -- he does not fully complete a presumably anti-Semitic insult. A man in a prison cell tells another man that he is being charged with assault and battery. A man talks to another man about providing him with protection from someone who had attacked him.
 We see several people being placed in handcuffs and arrested. A man spits after brushing his teeth.

PROFANITY 9 - About 49 F-words and its derivatives, 6 sexual references (one in Greek that is not translated), 9 scatological terms, 10 anatomical terms, 18 mild obscenities, 1 anti-Semitic and homophobic slur in Greek that is not translated, several derogatory uses for Jews, Italians, Native Americans (Tonto, Chief shanks a lot, Zionist thug, goomba, wop, elitist, fascist, gorilla, psychotic, bottom feeders, dumb, idiot, dorky, bum, monkeys, troglodytes, schmuck, fat, fatty), 6 religious profanities, 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - A mirror on a table is lined with cocaine and a man makes a reference to "Vegas on crack." A man is shown unconscious and lying next to an empty bottle of alcohol and a pack of cigarettes, people drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes in several scenes in nightclubs, in casinos, in business offices, etc., and a man drinks wine on an airplane. A man smokes cigarettes in several scenes, a woman smokes cigarettes in a couple of scenes, a man smokes a cigar while on a golf course, and a man gets ready to light a cigar in a congressional office.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Lobbyists, greed, fraud, mediocrity, power, taking advantage of people for financial gain, casinos, exploitation of Native Americans, Orthodox Judaism, eating Kosher, Watergate, political influence, cost of production in other countries, 2000 Presidential election, hanging chads, prosperity, Republican Party, partisan politics, buying votes, special interests, infidelity, Karma, respect, competition, democracy, sweat shops, elitism, debt, corruption.

MESSAGE - Corruption is rampant and accepted in Washington, D.C.

Special Keywords: S6 - V6 - P9 - MPAAR

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