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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

The army escorts an elephant to a village during the Vietnam War.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Male villagers are bare-chested with knee-length loincloths that show the sides of their thighs.

VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - Gunfire in a couple of scenes, fistfights, reckless plane flying. A man is attacked by a man with a knife, a village is held at gunpoint, a man almost falls over a railing into a river many feet below, a boy is shown with a bloody nose and lip after being captured and interrogated, and a boat explodes. Two people and an elephant almost fall out of a plane, an elephant is shot (we hear the shots and see the corpse), an elephant runs wild through a village causing people to run away and scream in fear and a plane is fired upon.

PROFANITY 2 - A handful of mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, sacrifice and responsibility, the relationship between animals and humans, clash of cultures.

MESSAGE - Sometimes doing a good deed is worth any risk; you must take responsibility for what you cause to happen -- even inadvertently -- and you must try to remedy the situation.

Special Keywords: S1 - V3 - P2 - MPAAPG

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