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14A(14A) Violence


Drama/Thriller. Based on the book ‘The Wages of Fear’ by Georges Arnaud. After fleeing the United States to avoid the mob, a desperate man (Roy Scheider) takes a job transporting highly volatile explosives through South America.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; infrequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence – some blood, corpses, and wound detail

Thematic elements

  • Risk and reward
  • Escaping the past
  • Desperation and exploitation

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for frequent, detailed violence

Classification date

December 23, 2014

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