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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery



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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

The story is: Columbus convinces Queen Isabella, convinces captains, convinces men, sails, faces mutiny from de-convinced men, finds New World just in time, steals gold and natives and comes back triumphant. With Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, George Corraface and Rachel Ward.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Some passionate kissing and fondling between Christopher Columbus and the mother of his child. Native women are shown topless-a lot. Insinuation of sex between Columbus' sea-men and native women.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Scenes of dungeons with men shackled to the walls, sitting in dirt and grime. Sounds of torture. Typical dark, brooding shots which depict the inquisition. Men are taught a lesson for trying to thwart Columbus' efforts by being dragged behind the ship and hung, by the hands, from a mast. One man is stabbed onboard ship. Two men are killed during swordfights. One native man is stabbed. The crew which was left behind on the island is massacred and left dangling to greet Columbus when he returns. Two shark attacks-no gore, just bloody water.

PROFANITY 2 - No profanity. Some dated strong language. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Inquisition, religious intolerance (especially toward Jews), abuse of native Americans.

MESSAGE - Perseverance is good.

Special Keywords: S6 - V4 - P2 - MPAAPG-13

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