14A(14A) Sexual Content, Mature Subject Matter

Synopsis

Drama. Based in the novel by James Leo Herlihy. Shortly after arriving in New York City, a naïve man (Jon Voight) befriends a homeless con man (Dustin Hoffman).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of cursing, profanity, and sexual slurs; infrequent use of scatological slang and vulgar expressions
  • Infrequent portrayal of hand-to-hand violence -- no blood, little detail
  • Portrayal of sexual assault – buttock nudity, little detail
  • Frequent portrayals of sexual activity – breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent buttock and breast nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use; infrequent portrayals of cannabis and illegal substance use in a recreational context

Thematic elements

  • Masculinity and sexuality
  • Belonging and purpose
  • Friendship and survival

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for sexual content, nudity, and some mature subject matter

Classification date

July 26, 2019