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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 wealthy black businessman (Orlando Jones) thinks his life is getting even better when a client deposits a large sum of money to his account, but he soon realizes he's being followed by the FBI for profiting from drug money. Also with Brent Briscoe, Eddie Griffin, Garcelle Beauvais, Gary Grubbs, Daniel Roebuck, Sterling Macer Jr., Benny Nieves, Andrea Navedo and Vivica A Fox. [1:28]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Many instances of sexual innuendo (mostly in the form of lewd humor), including references to masturbation, incest (a man teases about his childhood when his grandfather tried things on him), casual sex, and several sex jokes about women and mothers. A few instances of mild kissing.. A woman grabs a man's clothed buttocks. We see several scantily clad models at a fashion show, wearing bikinis and cleavage-revealing outfits. A man grabs his clothed crotch and shakes it at a woman. A man lightly slaps a nun in the buttocks. A woman licks a lollipop suggestively. We see several shirtless men on a beach.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Several instances of threatening with guns, with several shots are fired and several people killed. We see the tip of a gun appear on screen in front of a man's face and then hear a loud shot fired off screen; we later hear the man was murdered. A man is shot in the chest and dies. Three people are shot to death; we see their corpses on the floor. A man shoots another in the side of the head at point blank range and kills him; we see the gun and hear the shot but don't see any blood. A man is shot in the chest; we see a little blood. A man shoots a chandelier and it falls on a man and kills him; we see the corpse. A man accidentally shoots his foot, then falls down a flight of stairs and in the process accidentally kills himself by shooting himself in the gut when falling. A man fires a bazooka and it hits a car, causing a loud and fiery explosion. A man elbows another in the chest. A man kicks another man several times, one time in the groin. Cops slam a man against a car and search him. A woman is punched in the face. A man is tossed into a wall, strangled, and has a knife put to his throat. A man has a door slammed in his face and is knocked out. A man punches another man in the face and knocks him out. A man tries to throw a man off a moving train, and eventually succeeds; the man tossed tumbles down an embankment but is not hurt. A man hanging on the side of a train is hit by a railroad sign and tossed off the train. A car crashes into two other cars. A car is shot at and hit several times, causing the windshield to shatter. A man opens a car door and trips a man running by. Twice a dog bites a man's ankle. A man with a dog drives a car into a river but both dog and man survive unscathed. A man accidentally slings a chain into his crotch and then passes gas. We see one shirtless corpse with blood dripping down its back. We see a murdered woman on a bed with blood seeping through her white bathrobe. A man has a bloody nose.

PROFANITY 5 - Lots of anatomical and scatological references, many mild obscenities, several religious profanities, many insults and racial slurs. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - FBI, drug-dealing, trust, racism, classism, undercover investigations.

MESSAGE - You never know who you're dealing when big money is involved, so be suspicious of even your closest business partners.

Special Keywords: S4 - V7 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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