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Many (20) times – mild (hell 3, damn 7); moderate (b-stard 3, t-ts 1); strong (-ss 1, b-tch 1, SOB 4)
Obscene Language: Few (2) times – moderate (s-ck 1); strong (s-word 1)
Profanity: Several (5) times – moderate (G 1); strong (GD 3, J 1)
Violence: Many times – moderate (many war combat scenes with shooting, stabbing and mortar blasts; men shot to death in combat scenes; men killed with knives and bayonets); strong (POW camp scenes include executions of several prisoners, prisoners shot to death at close range with gory effects shown, prisoners burned alive with gory effects shown, prisoner beaten and hanged, charred bodies shown, several civilians shot at close range for assisting enemy POWs, depiction of torture, POWs are shown emaciated and sick as a result of being mistreated by their captors)
Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: Few times – mild (man talks about being sexually attracted to a married woman, men suggest that a woman would have left her husband for another man); moderate (man jokes about paying another man’s mother for sex); strong (men compare a very enjoyable experience to performing a sexual act on a famous woman)
Drugs: Few times – mild (some people are shown smoking and drinking alcohol)
Other: Appropriate reference to belief in God, brutal depictions of war, negative depictions of WWII-era Japanese and their values and attitudes, depiction of some superstitious practices of soldiers, POW tells his captor that the future is not in the captor’s hands (a possible reference to God or justice prevailing), the movie notes the great human value in rescuing POWs despite its strategic unimportance, soldiers are encouraged to measure their worthiness by their performance on the battlefield
Running Time: 131 minutes
Intended Audience: Adults
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