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Escape from L.A.



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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

Kurt Russell is back as Snake Plissken and now he has to retrieve a top-secret device from criminal elements in future L.A.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Scantily clad women (one is seen with a thong and another has only pasties on her breasts).

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - An earthquake leads to much property damage and aftershocks. We see a couple people electrocuted in the electric chair, lots of fighting and hitting with objects with some blood. A bloody corpse is used for target practice, lots of gunshots (sometimes machine gun fire) with some blood. Explosions, cutting and threatening with knives (some blood). Disfigured people and bloody body parts (eyes and head), a decapitation, gladiator-style entertainment with people fighting with and without weapons and being executed when they fail. Rioting, reckless driving, dangling on moving objects.

PROFANITY 5 - About four F-words, many scatological references, a few mild obscenities and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Political conservatism, the future, criminality, technological power.

MESSAGE - Freedom means freedom to decide your own moral code.

Special Keywords: S2 - V8 - P5 - MPAAR

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