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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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MPAA Rating: R

Tom Berenger and Billy Zane star as Marine snipers whose mission is to travel through the jungle in order to locate and eliminate a Panamanian rebel who's planning a military coup d'etat.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - The only thing -- and this is stretching it -- is a couple embracing, seen briefly through a window.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - It's all shooting, shooting, shooting, with plenty of blood and a few sadistic tricks thrown in: A chopper is attacked and a few men get hit; one is hit in the throat and starts spurting blood everywhere. A priest is discovered dead in his chair with a very bloody eye -- presumably where the bullet struck. A man is killed when a bullet goes through his own rifle's scope and into his eye. A knife goes through a man's foot. One man is tortured with a corkscrew device applied to his trigger finger. A man is stabbed through a thatch wall, and the knife is pulled down the length of his back.

PROFANITY 7 - Every swear word is in here, some more than once (such as versions of the F-word). [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Cold-blooded murder and political assassination as government policy. Drug running.

MESSAGE - Even extreme violence can be justified as the means to a noble end.

Special Keywords: S0 - V8 - P7 - MPAAR

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