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In the Shadow of the Moon [2007] [PG] - 0.2.1



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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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In this documentary astronauts Edwin E. "Buzz" Aldrin, Alan Bean, James Lovell, Eugene Cernan, Edgar Mitchell and Michael Collins are among the men who recount their memories of space missions in the Apollo program, between 1968 and 1972. Directed by David Sington. [1:36]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - We see the coffin of President Kennedy and hear about his assassination; also, we see the coffins of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy and hear about their assassinations.
 We see several space capsules explode during liftoff, and shortly after lift off. We see explosions on the ground during a bombing raid. We see sections of a spacecraft break away.
 A man talks about concerns over bad wiring in a capsule and that a crew was killed in an electrical fire (they were trapped in the capsule and we see the charred remains of the capsule). We hear about an explosion and the loss of oxygen reserves during the Apollo 13 mission. Astronauts discuss feeling guilty for not having gone to war and that some of their friends were, "Shot down and captured." Several astronauts discuss the challenges and dangers of taking part in space flight missions. A man talks about, "If something happened to that motor, they were dead men." We hear about re-entry at 29,000 miles an hour and that the heat is intense.
 A man talks about filling up his urine bag before stepping foot onto the moon's surface.

PROFANITY 1 - 1 anatomical term, name-calling (dumb), 2 religious exclamations. [profanity glossary]

SUBSTANCE USE - Men are shown smoking cigarettes in several scenes.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Space travel, the Space Race, pioneering spirit, test piloting, danger, heroism, risk, supersonic speeds, challenges, having the "right stuff," Vietnam war, racial issues, pride, survival, disappointment, accomplishment, excitement, wonder, scientific exploration, feeling insignificant when exposed to the enormity of the universe, conspiracy theories, truth, women's movement, cultural changes, guilt, John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King.

MESSAGE - Manned space missions are an incredible accomplishment.

Special Keywords: S0 - V2 - P1 - MPAAPG

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