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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
Profanity
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

A group of men (and one woman) plan an armored truck heist in post-Vietnam America.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Some kissing, sexual references, a man and a woman are in bed together, obviously naked although we see no nudity; they kiss and then we see them having sex. A man is shown with a severed penis in his mouth.

VIOLENCE/GORE 9 - Vietnam scenes: fighting, explosions, bloody wounds and death; the most graphic scenes show a few severed body parts, a man whacks off an enemy's head and then carries it around, a man has his intestines ripped out of his body and a man has his own severed penis stuck in his mouth. A man has nightmares which consist of rotting corpses, severed, bloody heads (it's very gross). There is a shoot-out where many people are shot and killed (with lots of blood). Several people are shot point-blank in the head, with blood spurting out. A man shoots cops through a windshield. A man is hit by a car and then smashes up against a wall while a puddle of blood forms around his head. A few scenes of people fighting which result in bloody mouths and faces.

PROFANITY 9 - 40+ F-words, many scatological references, many mild obscenities, many anatomical references. A great deal of racial epithets. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - The Vietnam war, racism, unwed motherhood, black revolution.

MESSAGE - We owe Vietnam veterans more than what they received when the war ended.

Special Keywords: S4 - V9 - P9 - MPAAR

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