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Holy Man



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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: PG

Jeff Goldblum and Kelly Preston befriend a spiritual guru (Eddie Murphy) and ask him to sell products on their failing home shopping channel. Also with Robert Loggia, Jon Cryer, Eric McCormack, Sam Kitchin, Robert Small, Marc Macaulay, Mary Stout, Edie McClurg, Kim Staunton, Morgan Fairchild, Betty White and Florence Henderson. [1:54]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Some interested looks and three passionate kisses, plus a man hugs and kisses another man on the cheek. We see a nude man swimming (only his bare chest and back are visible), a shirtless man wearing boxer shorts and a robe, some women in bikinis at the beach (and briefly in a hot tub during a TV commercial) and a few women in cleavage-revealing tops.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Mainly played for laughs. During an infomercial a man wearing a bulletproof vest is shot, which throws him back a few feet through a wooden fence. After a man is nearly hit with a car, he faints and falls to the ground (he's not injured). A woman is electrocuted a few times while she's demonstrating a beauty product involving electrodes attached to the face (her face comically bulges each time, but she's never harmed). A man cuts up a table with a chainsaw. Two men headbutt each other and one is knocked out. A man is hit in the back with a cup of cherry slush and we see red stains on his shirt afterwards; we also see what are supposed to be blood and vomit stains on a shirt.

PROFANITY 3 - Several anatomical references (some are clinical), a scatological reference, several mild obscenities and a couple of insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Materialism, consumerism, spiritualism, greed, sales tactics, corporate America.

MESSAGE - Anything and anyone can be turned into a sales pitch by corporate America; a do-anything-to-get-ahead mentality doesn't bring personal happiness.

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