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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: PG-13

Director Clint Eastwood also stars as a Texas sheriff who's after escaped convict Kevin Costner.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - There is one sex scene which takes place in a diner: we see a woman in her underwear and later her bare derriere is exposed. She simulates oral sex using a pickle as her visual aide. She and Kevin Costner start having sex on one of the restaurant tables, and he's shown licking her backside. A boy interrupts the "passion" and the scene is over.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - There is an attempted rape scene. A young boy, who is being held hostage, is slapped violently several times. A man is shot off-screen, and there's a close-up of his dead, bloody body. Another dead body is found in the trunk of a car, and there is a quick close-up shot. A family is held at gunpoint, and a boy shoots a man in the stomach; we see his bloody wound. The man is then shot in the chest -- it's bloody and graphic.

PROFANITY 4 - A wide variety of creatively profane terminology, ranging from the scatological to the anatomical. No F-words. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Child abuse.

MESSAGE - Things aren't always the way they appear to be on the surface.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P4 - MPAAPG-13

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