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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Dustin Hoffman becomes a reluctant hero when he saves Geena Davis, but Andy Garcia takes the credit.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A couple of romantic kisses between Davis and Garcia, but nothing more happens. Davis shows some cleavage in a low cut evening gown.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - The plane crash is pretty scary. People are shown bloody and bruised. There is also a scene in a prison where threats of bodily injury are bantered about, and there's some pushing and shoving. A suicide by jumping off a tall building; nothing is shown.

PROFANITY 4 - The F-word is uttered a few times, other less intense profanities are also used, but not frequently. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Honesty. Knowing what is really important in life: Your family.

MESSAGE - Being honest is the best way to go, but sometimes a white lie can be more helpful to the overall good. You may not think you could ever be a hero, but everyone could when the chips are down. don't judge by appearances.

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