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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
Profanity
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MPAA Rating: R

When Jean-Claude Van Damme fails to take a dive in a boxing match, he has to join the French Foreign Legion in order to escape the thugs he double-crossed. Co-starring Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Steven Berkoff, Nicholas Farrell and Ana Sotrenovic.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Some sexual innuendo. One kiss. One scene takes place in a brothel; it's implied that two men have sexual relations with prostitutes there. We see many men's bare posteriors as they're showering. Women in a burlesque show lift the front and back of their skirts (we see their underwear and a little bit of their buttocks).

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Lots and lots of men are shot, stabbed and attacked with guns, bayonets and bombs during several battles; we see lots of dead bodies on the ground, blood on wounded soldiers' clothing, and a few times we see blood squirting from gunshot wounds. A man is tied to a horse and dragged through the sand, then he's hit in the head and shot in the chest (we see blood on his clothing). A man threatening another with a gun is shot and killed. A man is surrounded by a group of men with bayonets; we hear but don't see him being stabbed. A man holds a gun to his head; the camera pans to the ground and we hear a gunshot. We see a few fights (one is a professional boxing match) involving punching, kicking, shoving and choking; we see a few small abrasions and cuts on faces. A man is hit in the head with a plank. A man shoves a woman onto a couch. Bombs destroy a fort.

PROFANITY 3 - Several anatomical references, a couple of scatological references, many mild obscenities and several insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, death, gambling, loyalty, honor, courage, friendship.

MESSAGE - Even in the face of adversity, you should never give up.

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