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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

Ray Liotta tries to track down his wife's murderer by injecting himself with her spinal fluid, thereby retrieving her memories.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Sexual innuendo. In a flashback a man spreads a woman's legs and climbs on top of her; we hear moaning (no nudity). Naked corpses are shown in a morgue; one male has his genitals uncovered and we can see hair (in background, his obesity hides his crotch), the others are covered or in deep background.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Some deaths by gunshot seen over and over again (as flashbacks) and there is a lot of blood; the back of a head explodes (with splattering) due to a gunshot. There is an explosion. A man beats and shoves his wife and child. A child hits a dog with a hammer. A man is strangled and beaten; there's blood streaming out of his mouth. A woman is hit and falls and is then hit with a poker (we hear a thud and see the bloody poker).

PROFANITY 8 - About 30 F-words, some scatological references and mild obscenities, a couple of anatomical references. [profanity glossary]

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, revenge, weird science.

MESSAGE - If you've been unjustly accused, you must try to clear your name.

Special Keywords: S5 - V8 - P8 - MPAAR

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