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The Fury Within



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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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Violence & Gore
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MPAA Rating: PG-13

After a mother and son discover their neighbor's corpse, a poltergeist shows up and attempts to destroy their lives. With Ally Sheedy, Costas Mandylor and Vincent Hanlon. [1:31]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - In one scene, a man in a robe and a fully clothed woman kiss. A woman wears some cleavage-revealing tops.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man falls through a glass door and dies (we see his bloody body lying on the ground). A woman falls from a ledge (it's implied that she dies) and a woman is hit by an electrical bolt (we see a small bloody circle on her forehead as she falls to the ground). A man clutches his chest and apparently has a heart attack. It's implied that a dog has eaten part of a corpse (we only see some blood on the corpse's shirtsleeve). Several scenes of paranormal activity and property damage: books fly off shelves (one hits a boy in the head), a basketball bounces around a room and destroys most of its contents, papers ignite, knives fly through the air and nearly hit a woman's head and a refrigerator pushes a woman against a wall (we later see her with a bruised face). A woman is nearly smashed in a door that repeatedly opens and closes. We see a dog barking and growling at people a few times throughout the movie; and a dog chases after two boys and nearly attacks one of them. Lightning strikes a house; we see lots of sparks and part of the roof caves in, nearly hitting people. A man loses control of his car and flips it; we later see him lying in a hospital bed with bloody cuts on his face and bandages on his arms.

PROFANITY 3 - Lots of mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Paranormal activities and poltergeists, infidelity, marital problems and divorce, therapy.

MESSAGE - If you love your family, you'll sacrifice anything to ensure their happiness.

Special Keywords: S1 - V4 - P3 - MPAAPG-13

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