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Dante's Peak



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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

A volcano explodes as geologist Pierce Brosnan tries to save mayor Linda Hamilton and family.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo, kissing. A couple skinny dip but no nudity is seen. Bare buttocks of two corpses briefly seen.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Chases, falls, many scenes of people trying to outrun the volcano. Rioting, fires and explosions. A volcanic rock falls on a woman's head killing her and resulting in blood on her head and face. Dead, bloody squirrels and two burned, dead bodies with bloody, patchy burns. A bone sticks out of a bloody arm, many bloody faces. A man falls partway down a hill and is covered in rocks resulting in a bloody face and broken leg, a woman wades through acid water and later we see blood on her face and neck and bloody, patchy burns on her legs. Rocks and avalanches hit and nearly bury people, a man with some blood on his temple falls into raging water and drowns. Reckless driving.

PROFANITY 5 - One mumbled F-word, some mild obscenities, a few scatological references, a couple of anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Volcanoes, geology, panic, saving people.

MESSAGE - Natural disasters cannot be predicted or controlled.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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