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Fierce Creatures



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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: PG-13

The stars of "A Fish Called Wanda" are back again and this time they are running a zoo.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Lots of sexual innuendo (with implied bestiality and orgies). A woman is often seen in cleavage-revealing outfits and short, tight dresses. Kissing, sometimes passionate. A man undresses but we only see his bare back, a couple of times a man is stripped to his boxers and a woman is seen in her bra and panties. A man puts his hand on a woman's clothed breasts.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Mostly played for laughs: people put fake blood on their bodies to fake animal bites. Men struggle for a gun, a man is shot in the head (some blood) and a man pokes his finger in the wound and tastes it to see if it's fake. A man is nearly stabbed with a knife and the assailant accidentally stabs himself in the leg instead. A woman falls and there is blood on her leg (a man again tastes the blood). A man is hit with a purse. People are punched in a few scenes (primarily in the abdomen). A corpse is hit a couple of times.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, a scatological reference, some mild obscenities, some anatomical references, a few British obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Zoos and wild animals, greed, father/son relationships.

MESSAGE - Some things are better left unchanged.

Special Keywords: S4 - V4 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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