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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

A group of corrupt cops rule a small town. With Sylvester Stallone, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel, Annabella Sciorra and Peter Berg.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A bare breasted dancer is glimpsed in the background. Kissing and sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - People are shot and killed with lots of blood on their chests and heads. During a bar brawl a man sticks a dart up another's nose. A man is shot in the ear with some blood. A shootout where some people are killed with lots of spurting blood, and blood pouring out of a stomach wound. A woman is burned and we see her charred body. A man falls to his death and we see his twisted body and a pool of blood around his head. A man is stabbed. A man is shown with cuts on his face and blood on his nose and eyebrows. A fight with punches, choking, etc. and a man is kicked and beaten. A near drowning. Reckless driving, threatening with guns.

PROFANITY 8 - About 75 F-words, many scatological references, some mild obscenities, many anatomical references, a racial slur. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Racial tension, law enforcement, corruption.

MESSAGE - Good will prevail.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P8 - MPAAR

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