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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

Claire Danes, Omar Epps and Giovanni Ribisi are three hooligans turned undercover police officers in this modern-day version of the late 60s/early 70s television show. Also with Dennis Farina, Josh Brolin, Steve Harris, Michael Lerner, Toby Huss, Richard Jenkins, Jason Maves and Clarence Williams III. [1:35]

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Sexual innuendo and kissing, sometimes passionately. A man and woman kiss passionately and dance suggestively; we briefly see the woman against a wall with the man between her legs, thrusting and moaning (both are clothed). A nude woman pushes a clothed man onto a bed and kisses him passionately (we see her from the side and also see a shot of her bare breast); it's implied they have intercourse, and we later see them sleeping in bed together (we see his bare chest and her bare shoulders). A shirtless man lying in bed is later joined by a clothed woman; we briefly see them holding each other before the scene ends. We see a man in his underwear, a woman in a T-shirt and panties and a woman in a revealing body suit.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - In one scene, gunfire is exchanged and we see a few people get shot (we don't see any blood, just the victims falling down); later we see a couple of men on stretchers being wheeled into ambulances. A man is shot and we see him fall down; blood splatters onto another man's face. We see a dead man with two bloodstains on his shirt. Men kick in a door and shoot at a man. There are several fistfights between several men: Men tackle and punch and headbutt each other in the face, kick each other in the groin, one man hits another with the butt of a gun, and a man drops a garbage can on another man. A woman punches and breaks a mirror (we see some blood on her hand) and a woman jumps on a man's back and punches him several times; we later see him holding ice to his swollen, slightly bloody lip. A woman punches and kicks a man and hits him with a briefcase. A man punches a woman and a woman slaps a man. A car explodes. A man and woman jump out of a moving car and it crashes into a building; they get some bloody scrapes and cuts on their faces and arms. Reckless driving and several car crashes.

PROFANITY 8 - About 20 F-words, lots of anatomical and scatological references (a couple are heard in the background music), many mild obscenities and a few insults. A couple of obscene finger gestures. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Undercover police work, criminals, drug dealing, drinking and alcoholism, murder, corrupt police, prostitution, betrayal.

MESSAGE - Police are just as susceptible to getting involved in criminal activities as everyone else.

Special Keywords: S5 - V5 - P8 - MPAAR

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