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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

Yet another variation on the "Die Hard" formula, with Steven Seagal as a Navy cook who moonlights as a weapons and martial arts expert. His non-culinary skills come in handy when his ship is hi-jacked by the obligatory terrorists.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Seagal's companion in this piece is Playboy's Miss July of 1989, Erika Eleniak. We see lots of cleavage and she appears briefly topless. We also see her bare behind, clad only with a G-string. One kiss.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Thumb in the eye, knife through the brain, and it works it's way down from there to bone-crushing, shooting, and blowing people up. A plane and a helicopter full of SEALS are shot down. A microwave is booby trapped to explode and when it does one guy ends up with shards of glass in his face and neck. Another guy gets stabbed int he neck, another gets choked. A bunch get shot. A helicopter blows up on the deck of the ship and a number of guys are shown flying and on fire. One guy gets shoved into a running saw. Miss July shoots a guy in the back. We see a guy get killed by having his throat ripped out, we hear him gurgling.

PROFANITY 6 - These are sailors; profanity is prevalent. The F-word and its variations, the S-word, the A-word, G.D., are all used often as well as some other nasty banter. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Terrorism, Playboy playmates.

MESSAGE - Good guys legitimize violence. Don't judge by appearances.

Special Keywords: S5 - V8 - P6 - MPAAR

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