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Falling Down



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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: R

Michael Douglas stars as a laid-off defense worker who flips his lid over everyday frustrations. He becomes an urban vigilante and goes on a rampage, while Robert Duvall is the policeman who's trying to track him down.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A woman delivers a strip-o-gram, but she never gets a chance to strip.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - The most violent scenes revolve around a drive-by shooting: a number of pedestrians are shot (no blood is shown) and the gangsters end up crashing into another car. They are shown unconscious and bloody. Douglas shoots one of them in the leg, for good measure. Next, Douglas stabs a man in the shoulder and proceeds to shoot him 3 times. There are a couple of brief fights involving a baseball-bat and lots of property damage: Douglas demolishes a convenience store, shoots the ceiling of a fast-food restaurant, a telephone booth, and a golf cart, and blows up a construction site. A man has a heart attack and two more people are shot.

PROFANITY 8 - Lots and lots of F-words, scatological language and other profanities. Also, various racial slurs against women, homosexuals, Jews and African-Americans. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - There's a discussion of a child dying. Divorce, domestic violence and insanity.

MESSAGE - Modern life is frustrating and pretty much hopeless.

Special Keywords: S1 - V6 - P8 - MPAAR

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