Mistaken identities comedy with Monty Python alumnus Eric
Idle as an English duke, who is switched at birth with Rick Moranis, an uncouth American.
Barbara Hershey and John Cleese co-star.
SEX/NUDITY 5 - There's one brief scene of exposed breasts on a poster, and
lots of cleavage from Barbara Hershey. There are scenes of exposed behinds (male and
female) and one suggested sex scene, with Idle partially covered by sheets. A stripper
dances with a G-string and pasties. And, lots of sexual and anatomical talk, including
insinuation of mother/son incest.
VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Violence consists of a lot of cartoon stuff, while Idle
tries to bump off Moranis. There's an exploding Nanny (off-screen), a pool vacuum runs
amuck and tries to strangle Moranis, and a house is set on fire. A pastor dies from
poisoning and a woman is found frozen in a meat-locker. The only really violent on-screen
scene is when a woman drops a statuette on a man's head. There's no gore.
PROFANITY 5 - There are 4 hand gestures, which translate as the F-word, one
F-word fully enunciated and one almost enunciated. Also, an assortment of name-calling,
sexual references and scatological terms. [profanity glossary]
DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, class distinctions, incest, promiscuity, marrying for
money, illegitimacy, drunkenness.
MESSAGE - Murder is wrong, especially if you are trying to kill your