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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

Prosecutor David Caruso must investigate former lover Linda Fiorentino for murder.

SEX/NUDITY 8 - We see photos of people making love; the photos contain nudity. A female corpse is fully, frontally nude. Several sex scenes with people climbing on top of each other -- and with a lot of thrusting and moaning, and some kissing. A woman unzips a man's pants and kneels in front of him. We see a lifelike penile vibrator. Talk about sex -- sometimes graphic and obscene. A couple is shown in numerous sexual positions. Two scenes with men performing oral sex on women. At one point a woman appears to be penetrating a man with her spike heel.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - We see a corpse hanging and very bloody. A woman is hit by a car and then run over (much blood and lots of thudding sounds). A person is hit by a car (blood on his body and a twisted leg are shown). A man's face is shown with bloody flesh. A corpse is shown with many cuts and bruises. A woman is beaten and raped (no nudity).

PROFANITY 8 - 20+ F-words, many scatological references, some mild obscenities, some anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Infidelity, prostitution, political power, unrequited love.

MESSAGE - The truth is not always obvious.

Special Keywords: S8 - V8 - P8 - MPAAR

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