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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-13

Woody Harrelson and Randy Quaid are bowlers trying to win money on the bowling tournament circuit.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Lots of sexual innuendo including references to oral sex, bestiality, homosexual acts, transvestism, and masturbation (a couple of gross sexual jokes and graphic sexual references). Kissing, clothed breasts and buttocks of women often fondled by men and scantily clad women. A necking couple with the man fondling the woman's clothed breasts, erect nipples showing through clothing, a naked woman lying in bed with sheets up to her neck, smoking -- obviously post-sex.

VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Sometimes played for laughs: a man is pushed and shoved by an angry crowd and his hand is shoved into a ball return machine as he screams and begs. Some hitting and shoving, men are hit/kicked in the crotch, a woman puts a cigarette out in her hand. A fistfight which results in some blood. Animal abuse: a man hits and bites a snake after the snake bites him, a horse's hooves are accidentally cut off with the horse screeching. Hot coffee is thrown in a person's face and on a baby. Reckless driving.

PROFANITY 4 - Many scatological references, some mild obscenities and anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Conning and hustling, disability.

MESSAGE - Don't give up on your dreams.

Special Keywords: S4 - V4 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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