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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

Aeronautical thriller starring Charlie Sheen and Nastassja Kinski.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A man's behind, in leather trousers sans-a-seat, is exposed to a crowd of young girls. It is implied that his frontal lower region is exposed as well. There is some sex talk and a reference to oral sex.

VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - A young woman is attacked and eventually drowned after a lengthy battle: Her bloody body is seen crumpled against the tile wall of a shower. A woman falls out of a plane and hits the ground: Her body is shown bouncing on the ground in a cloud of dust. A man is attacked by two thugs. Several dead bodies are discovered in a closet. A woman is stabbed, and the bloody knife is shown. A man is pulled into the blades of a giant windmill. Although we don't see him hit the blades, one is later shown dripping with blood.

PROFANITY 5 - One F-word, a few scatological references and several anatomical terms. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Espionage, the post-Cold War world.

MESSAGE - All may not be what it seems.

Special Keywords: S3 - V5 - P5 - MPAAPG-13

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