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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: PG-13

Norm Macdonald plays a chauffeur who gets deeper and deeper into trouble after kidnapping his nasty employer's dog with the help of friend Dave Chappelle. Also with Elaine Stritch, Daniel Benzali, Sherman Hemsley, Danny DeVito and Sarah Silverman. [1:30]

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Lots of sexual innuendo (including references to rape, oral sex, anal sex and homosexuality) and a few kisses. We see two shots of a naked man's backside, several men in tiny bathing suits, a woman in a bikini top, a woman in her undergarments, and the top halves of a few shirtless male corpses.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Mostly played for laughs. A boy stabs a man in the gut with a knife and shocks him with a stun gun. A dog bites a man's hand and blood squirts out all over him and the walls; we also see his bloody hand for awhile. A man punches another in the face, a woman hits a man over the head with a bed pan, a man drags a woman down the steps, a woman kicks a man in the face several times, a man slams a dog several times on a table, and in three separate scenes a man hits another over the head with a desk lamp. A man shoots a light and a man shoots at a car. We see the top halves of a few shirtless corpses. We see a bloody belly button on a corpse, and blood all over the hands and the jacket of another man. Scatological humor (in one scene we see a close-up of dog feces, in another it's implied an animal is urinating on a man's shoulder, and in another a man implies several objects have been lodged up someone's anus).

PROFANITY 6 - One F-word and a few bleeped-out F-words, many anatomical references, many scatological references, several mild obscenities, and lots of insults. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS – Drug use, dog-napping, death, law enforcement, morgues, cheating.

MESSAGE – The real thieves will get caught in the end.

Special Keywords: S4 - V5 - P6 - MPAAPG-13

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