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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

A tale of cops and murder in 1950's Los Angeles.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - A woman's bare breasts are seen in a few scenes (in one a woman is bound). Photos of scantily-clad women -- some in torture-type situations. Kissing (once in bed obviously after sex and in a couple of scenes as foreplay). Sexual innuendo (including rape and homosexual references).

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man beats up a woman, and a man is beaten up by a man. Police officers beat up prisoners/suspects in some scenes. There's shoving, throwing people around, punching etc., with a bit of blood and sometimes the victims are bound and sometimes you can hear bones crunching. A great deal of blood trails and splatters on walls and floors and we see corpses after a mass murder. A police officer plays Russian roulette with a gun placed in a suspect's mouth. A woman's face is beaten and bruised leaving blood on her pillow. A man is shot with blood coming out of his shirt. A shootout shows blood on faces and chests and blood splatters onto a man's face. A man is seen with his throat slit and blood around his throat and head. A man is smothered to death. A corpse is seen with its head caved in due to a beating. A man's head is beaten into a commode and he is hung out a window. We see wrists slit with blood and broken fingers. A major shootout with many deaths. A knife stab in the leg. A man is shot in the back. Threatening with guns.

PROFANITY 6 - About 24 F-words, some racial slurs, some scatological references and anatomical references, many mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Corruption, celebrity, the 1950's, law enforcement investigation and murder.

MESSAGE - The police can be as corrupt as criminals.

Special Keywords: S5 - V7 - P6 - MPAAR

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