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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

A dying former slave asks the descendents of his master to bury him on the plantation he worked on as a child. Co-starring Harvey Keitel, Andie MacDowell, John Franklin Sawyer, Scott Terra, Daniel Treat, Monica Bugajski, Darrell Larson, Deborah Hedwall, Tom Bower and Melvin L. Cauthen. [1:28]

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A kiss. We see feet sticking out of a rocking car; later, a woman gets out of the car and adjusts her skirt. A boy finds a used condom and waves it in another boy's face. A boy peeks through a hole at a girl in her nightgown. In two scenes, we see boys' bare backsides as they're skinnydipping; we also see a woman in her bra and underwear and a girl in a slip while they're swimming. We see a young girl's chest and stomach through her wet top.

VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - We see a dead woman in a casket; we also see a dead man lying in a bed and later, on the ground. Shirtless, barefoot men with shackles around their ankles are forced to walk a long distance (we hear the sound of a whip cracking but don't see anyone being hit). sounds as if . A man has a bowel movement in his pants (people act as if it's very smelly).

PROFANITY 5 - Many anatomical and scatological references, lots of mild obscenities, many insults and many racial slurs and slang terms. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Slavery, race relations, the Depression, death, friendship, loyalty, keeping promises.

MESSAGE - Rules that encourage discrimination are meant to be broken.

Special Keywords: S3 - V2 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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