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Guilty As Sin



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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

Attorney Rebecca De Mornay stars as a lawyer representing Don Johnson, who's accused of murdering his wife. When she realizes that Johnson is obsessed with her, she believes she will be his next victim.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - De Mornay is shown disrobing from the back, and is shown in a bra and underpants. During one sex scene, she kneels in front of her boyfriend and helps him take off his pants; there is a veiled insinuation of oral sex, but nothing is shown. During another encounter, De Mornay is shown in bed with a sheet wrapped around her; only her shoulders and some cleavage are visible.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is kicked and hit with a club, and the result is a bloody face. A woman is dragged and pushed out of a window. Johnson brandishes a knife at De Mornay. Another man is hit over the head and left unconscious in a burning building. And a man and a woman struggle and fall over a railing. When they land, a great deal of blood gushes from the man's head and a lesser amount from the woman's nose and mouth.

PROFANITY 6 - 22 F-words, 4 scatological references and some lesser profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Womanizing, attorney/client privilege, murder.

MESSAGE - You must honor your professional code, but don't forget to honor your conscience as well.

Special Keywords: S4 - V6 - P6 - MPAAR

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