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Roar [1981] [PG] - 2.6.1



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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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A man (Noel Marshall) moves into an African reserve where he interacts with wild lions, tigers and other big cats. When his family (Tippi Hedren, Melanie Griffith, John Marshall and Jerry Marshall) arrives for a vacation, the interaction becomes treacherous and dangerous. Also with Kyalo Mativo and Frank Tom. Directed by Noel Marshall. [1:42]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Native people are shown wearing traditional garb and the men are seen bare-chested (bare chests, backs and abdomens are seen). A woman's sweater is pulled off when it becomes caught in a door and we see her wearing a bra (cleavage is seen). A man is shown in a bathtub (we see his upper chest; please see the Violence/Gore category for more details). A man is seen wearing a shirt and jockey-style underwear. A teen girl wears a short halter top that reveals her abdomen.
 A husband and his wife kiss and we see them in bed together along with several lions.
 A teen girl asks her mother, "Did you know a man can have as many wives as he wants here? [in Africa].

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A man is knocked off his horse by a lion and he and another man are mauled to death; we see bloody body parts strewn on the ground and another man runs yelling toward the lion trying to scare it away.
 A tiger attacks a man in the water after the tiger tips his boat over; we see the man struggling with the tiger and we see blood on the man's head along with two other men with bloody wounds, who also fell in the water.
 Two armed men on horseback shoot lions and other big cats; we see cats being struck and they fall down and two of them are shown with blood splatter on their coats. We see a lion lying dead on the ground with blood at its throat.
 Several scenes show lions fighting ferociously and we see some blood on one lion's face in a few scenes. Two tigers fight and bat at each other. A tiger and lions fight each other and we hear roaring. Two lions fight over a man's jacket and tug back-and-forth. Many lions surround and eat a zebra carcass and we see limbs separated from the body, bloody tissue and the lions with blood on their fur; several of the lions carry pieces of the animal into a house as four people inside watch in fear.
 A teen boy speeds on a motorcycle to get away from lions and tigers; they chase him and he runs into a two charging elephants so he turns around and rides up ramps in a house to get away until he rides off a balcony and into water below. An elephant picks a woman up with its trunk and puts her on its back as she screams and tries to get away; she falls on the ground and gets away. A teen girl is shown lying on the floor with a lion lying on top of her; she doesn't appear to be hurt, but she is whimpering while a woman pulls on the lion's tail trying to get it off the girl. A teen boy hides in a water-filled barrel and three lions drink water from it; the boy struggles to stay underwater until the cats are finished drinking and the barrel is tipped and falls into water below where an elephant pierces it with its tusk (the boy is unharmed). A woman in a barrel rolls down a ramp and into water, she climbs onto a ladder and falls back into the water where a tiger lunges at her several times before she is able to get away. A teenage girl in a barrel is picked up by an elephant and thrashed around (we hear the girl screaming but we do not see her harmed). A jar of honey spills onto a sleeping woman's face and she is awakened when a panther licks the honey off her face (she is not harmed).
 A woman and three teens paddle in a boat until a lion paws at it from the shore and nearly tips them over; they take the boat to shore and an elephant picks the boat up, crushes it and pierces it with its tusk. A teen boy with a gun takes a few shots at lions in a house (we do not see any injuries or wounds). A woman and two teen boys run away from many lions chasing them through a house and the woman's sweater becomes caught in the door and pulls off (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). Two teen boys are surrounded by lions and leopards and they try to get away; one boy hides in a metal locker and a lion tips it over (the boy is not harmed). A woman and two teens hide in a wardrobe as many lions prowl around the room; the lions tip the wardrobe over and one breaks the back by standing on it (we see the woman sticking her head out of the opening and the lions eventually leave the room. A teen boy hides in a refrigerator and a lion tips it over after pawing at the door repeatedly. A man is tackled by a lion and then by another when he tries to break two fighting lions up. Several lions tackle a man and they seem to be playing with him; no blood or injuries are shown. Many lions surround and jump up on a man in a dwelling; they don't appear to be hurting him. A man and a lion cub hug and roll on the floor. Three tigers ride in a boat with two men and cause it to capsize; the men swim for shore and the tigers follow. Native people run and hide in tents when two men walk through the area with three tigers.
 Four peoples sleep in a dwelling and are surrounded by sleeping lions. Two men ride in a car with two tigers and the driver speeds along unpaved roads until a tire blows. A man is shown in the bathtub and is surrounded by lions. A man perched on a tree limb teases tigers with his shirt to distract them from chasing another man. A black panther climbs onto a boat and the man in the boat tries to keep his jacket away from the cat. A man tries to retrieve his jacket from a lion (he doesn't get it back). A man rides among many lions and they chase him when he rides into a dwelling. A man rides a motorcycle next to a charging giraffe in the wild, then amongst a herd of buffalo. Many lions are seen chewing up luggage and personal items; one lion is shown with a sneaker stuck on its sharp tooth, another is seen with a bike helmet on its snout and another is shown playing with a skateboard. A family walks through a house and a teen girl finds an animal skull on the floor.
 A teen girl cries and thinks that her father is dead. Two men shooting lions and tigers talk about skinning them afterward.
 A man is shown with a bandage on his hand and we see a spot of blood on it. A pre-teen girl's leg is bandaged (we do not see the injury).

PROFANITY 1 - 3 sexual references, 2 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, simple-minded jerk, jerk), exclamations (holy mackerel), 4 religious exclamations (God, Oh My God, Oh God, Holy Mackerel). [profanity glossary]


DISCUSSION TOPICS - Living among wild animals, animal conservancy.

MESSAGE - Living among wild animals is rather dangerous.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P1 - MPAAPG

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