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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
1 to 10

MPAA Rating: R

A "Die Hard" imitation taking place inside a plane, where there aren't that many places to go. With Wesley Snipes.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - There is an unpleasant flirtation with a terrorist and a flight attendant, using a gun to touch her clothed bosom. A man is shown bare chested while meditating and working-out.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A doctor's throat is slit with a scalpel. A man is hit by a car and then pummeled with water cooler refill jugs. A man is kicked in the groin. A lawyer is punched about by his client who insists he's not insane. Lots and lots of shooting. Two men a re shot in the head, and left for us to see from scene to scene. Punching with the butt of a gun. A bad guy gets beaten up and ends up with his head in the toilet. Another man is shot in the head. A knife fight. Broken arms, kicking in the head. Bloody heads. A man is kicked out of a moving plane (while on the ground), another is kicked out while in the air. Two sheriff's deputies are beaten till bloody. A guy is kicked off a ferris wheel. Threats of mutilation. Trucks blow up at the airport. A man is squashed by a luggage container, we just hear him groan.

PROFANITY 7 - F-word and its various permutations, and lesser profanities. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Airline bombings, terrorism.

MESSAGE - Don't fly.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P7 - MPAAR

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