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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

Mario Van Peebles is a man-made fighting machine.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A brief glimpse of a woman's bare breasts on a pornographic playing card.

VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - Some explosions and fireballs, fistfights with some blood, martial arts fighting with some broken bones and crunching sounds, lots of gunfire (little blood, lots of deaths). A man's back is broken, a couple of men have their necks twisted and snapped, a man is impaled with a missile, a couple of people are crushed, a man is drowned by another offscreen, a man is hanged. Corpses are shown lying on the ground with some blood on them, a helicopter explodes into a mountain. Children are in jeopardy: nearly choked, a tree nearly falls on them, they are nearly bitten by a snake and kicked by an adult. A man has blood and cuts on his face and chest.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, some mild obscenities, a few scatological references, an anatomical reference. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Technology, warfare, betrayal, revenge.

MESSAGE - You have to protect yourself from betrayal.

Special Keywords: S2 - V6 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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