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Mad Dog and Glory



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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Robert De Niro is a police photographer who inadvertently saves Bill Murray's life. Murray is a gangster and, out of gratitude sends De Niro a "thank-you" gift: Uma Thurman. Things get complicated when De Niro and Thurman fall in love, while Murray wants his "gift" back.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - We briefly see a naked couple through a window (twice). De Niro and Thurman are shown necking, and then making love. Both are shown topless, and there's passionate groping, moaning and kissing.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Two men are shot inside a car: blood spatters on the windows and upholstery. We see a number of bloody, dead bodies, throughout the movie. Also, rather morbidly, photos of dead bodies at crime scenes decorate De Niro's apartment (remember, he's a police photographer). There are two fist fights, complete with bloody noses and split lips. And, a woman is punched by her lover (we don't see it, but we do hear the noises). She ends up with a black eye.

PROFANITY 6 - Lots of F-words, as well as sexually explicit and scatological language. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Prostitution and white-slavery, alcohol and drug abuse, loan-sharking and murder.

MESSAGE - You must take chances and stand up to bullies. Otherwise, you have already lost.

Special Keywords: S6 - V6 - P6 - MPAAR

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