War. During the Vietnam War, an American soldier (Martin Sheen) is ordered to assassinate a rogue colonel (Marlon Brando), and travels with the crew of a patrol boat to reach his destination.
- Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of cursing, profanity, and scatological slang; infrequent use of ethno-cultural and sexual slurs
- Pervasive portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail; infrequent portrayals of weapons violence involving animals - much blood and detail
- Infrequent breast, buttock, and male genital nudity in a non-sexual context - little detail
- Frequent portrayals of smoking, alcohol, and illegal substance use in a recreational context - some detail
- The horrors of war
- Power and survival
Rated 14A for violence, coarse language, and disturbing content