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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

Jean-Claude Van Damme is an escaped convict who comes to a pretty widow's (Rosanna Arquette) rescue and stays for dinner, shares her bed and becomes surrogate father to her two children.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A woman takes it all off as she undresses for a shower (while a man is peeping through the window). A man also takes it off while bathing in a pond, and flashes his posterior when it's time to dry up. There's a rather torrid sex scene with upper body nudity and passionate groping and kissing. A frank discussion about the size of a man's private parts takes place between a woman and her young children.

VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - After a prison bus crashes, there are some bloody heads and injured men. A man is shot in the carotid artery and dies from bleeding. Van Damme fights a number of men using fists, feet and sticks, so there's a lot of punching, kicking, batting, crunching, etc., but not much blood is shown. A policeman handcuffs a man and proceeds to bash him with his night stick. There's a fire in a barn, but nobody dies. A man is clobbered by a horse, there's a fight with a pitchfork and a man gets thrown through a car windshield and is then shot. Inevitably, he's very bloody.

PROFANITY 5 - 3 F-words and an assortment of other 4 letter words ranging from the scatological to the anatomical. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Violence as a solution to problems, police brutality and corruption, redemption.

MESSAGE - Stand up for what you believe in. Even people who may have done something bad in their lives, can have good hearts. In the end you have to pay for past transgressions.

Special Keywords: S7 - V7 - P5 - MPAAR

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