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Kiss of Death



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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
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MPAA Rating: R

David Caruso is a reformed convict pulled back into the underworld by attorneys and police.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A few kisses and hugs. There are many scenes in a strip club thus we see fully nude and half nude female dancers dancing in the background.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A man is shot in the hand and some blood is shown; a man is shot in the eye and he is shown rolling on the ground moaning; a man is shot with a hail of bullets and his body jerks around as he screams; and a man is shot in the head and we see a huge, bloody hole as blood splatters. A woman is shown screaming in a car as a truck barrels down on her. Several people are beaten in the face, with blood splattering around. A body is shown being stuffed into a garbage bag after being beaten. The beating scene is very violent although not very gory.

PROFANITY 8 - 50+ F-words, 20+ scatological terms, a large number of milder obscenities, and some sexual references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Death of a loved one, getting a second chance, co-operating with the government, revenge, lack of choice.

MESSAGE - Sometimes you have to do things you don't want to do in order to protect your family; family is what is most important. Ultimately, crime doesn't pay.

Special Keywords: S6 - V8 - P8 - MPAAR

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