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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
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: R

A smokejumper fights a blazing forest fire and a gang of escaped convicts.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Lots of intense action violence, but surprisingly little blood and gore. A man is stabbed in the jugular and dies (some blood). A man is hit in the chest with a shovel. Several men are killed by shotgun blasts (some blood and bullet holes). A woman is back-handed and kicked. A man holds a woman at gunpoint. Two men fight with axes in a burning cabin. A man is shot three times in the forehead (no blood, but the graphic bullet holes are shown). A man is pushed off a cliff and is killed on the rocks below. A man is hung upside-down from a tree and shot to death (no blood). A man is shot in the chest (no blood). A man is shot in the knee (some blood) and a man is shot in the arm (some blood). A man throws an axe at another man, hitting him in the neck. A man is burned alive and dies.

PROFANITY 6 - 2 F-words, 1 anatomical reference, 4 scatological references, 7 mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Arson, kidnapping.

MESSAGE - Don't play with fire.

Special Keywords: S0 - V8 - P6 - MPAAR

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