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Donnie Brasco



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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

An FBI agent successfully infiltrates the Mob. With Johnny Depp and Al Pacino.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo, a brief shot of a woman's breasts. A couple kiss passionately as the woman tears her shirt off and we see her bra; the man is laying on top of her.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A few people are shot and killed with lots of blood and screaming. A man is hit in the back with an ax. Close-ups of bullets tearing into legs with blood spurting and splattering. Some very bloody corpses are seen. A man cuts up some bodies and we see a brief glimpse of bloody body parts; we see him hacking away on a bloody leg as he gets sick. A man is viciously beaten with lots of blood on his face and shirt. A few scenes where people are beaten up and slapped and punched. People are threatened with guns. Animals kill each other on a television program.

PROFANITY 10 - 100+ F-words, many anatomical references, some scatological references and some mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Undercover work, betrayal and dishonesty, friendship, the Mob.

MESSAGE - Even if it is your job, it isn't right to betray your friends.

Special Keywords: S2 - V7 - P10 - MPAAR

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