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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

Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas track down man-eating lions in this true story from 1890's Africa.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A couple of fires, a man holds a gun to another's head. Falls, chases. A cow is stabbed and a man drinks a cup of the blood, a vulture eats a bloody corpse, a cave of skeletons, bloody grass after a lion attack. A building is covered with blood and bloody animal parts (to lure lions). Lion attacks: one resulting in bloody leg scratches, a lion pulls apart the bloody body of a victim, a lion jumps on one man and shreds another's neck resulting in blood, a lion pulls a man along the ground then kills him, a lion kills everyone in a hospital. Rioting, men are used as bait and are nearly attacked by a lion. Lions are shot, some stalking scenes, a dream sequence has a mother and her baby attacked by a lion.

PROFANITY 3 - A couple of scatological references and a few mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Lions and animal attacks, hunting, technological progress, the past, Africa.

MESSAGE - Sometimes nature beats technology; you can't deny the beast within or without.

Special Keywords: S0 - V8 - P3 - MPAAR

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