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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
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MPAA Rating: R

A man (Woody Harrelson) takes part in a kidnapping plot for money, but winds up getting more than he bargained for. With Elisabeth Shue.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - A woman tries to seduce a man by licking his shoulder and neck, and sucking his ear. Several lingering shots of women's legs, clothed buttocks and breasts. A woman wears tight form-fitting dresses. A man caresses a woman's clothed breasts and buttocks, and he kisses down her body; there is the implication that they have sex. A woman tries to seduce a man, but nothing happens. We see a woman in her underwear a couple of times. Two scenes of passionate kissing with the implication that sex occurs, but nothing more is shown.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A man hits a woman and she hits him back. A man is knocked on the head with a flashlight. A man and woman knock each other around a bit. A couple of dead bodies are discovered. A man is shot in the shoulder (we see some blood on the wound). A man dies after falling into and flailing about in some acid (we see his burning skin briefly). A person is hit several times with a gun. Threatening with guns.

PROFANITY 7 - A couple dozen F-words, several scatological terms, a few anatomical references and several mild obscenities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Crime, imprisonment, being framed for a crime, lust, fraud.

MESSAGE - Crime just doesn't pay for some people.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P7 - MPAAR

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