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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

A couple of surfers (Paul Walker, Steve Van Wormertry) try to make it on land as park rangers.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Several women are shown in revealing bikinis. A brief passionate kiss. Sexual innuendo.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Lots of scatological humor (flatulating, birds with diarrhea). A man and woman eat worms. A man is knocked off his jet ski. A couple of runaway trucks do some property and tree damage. Two men are aimed at with a crossbow. A man is hit with a stone. A helicopter is fired upon. A man falls from a helicopter into water. A man is attacked with a long spear-like object. A tense scene of some men nearly going over a waterfall. A dangerous skateboarding scene with two man dodging traffic and taking risks.Threatening with knives. Several explosions.

PROFANITY 2 - Several anatomical references, a couple of scatological terms, some mild obscenities and insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Truancy, the surfer lifestyle, responsibility, fun vs. duty.

MESSAGE - If you're well-meaning you can always find the opportunity to do the right thing. Stupid guys are more attractive to girls.

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