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18A(18A) Sexual Violence, Violence


Thriller. The new teacher (Perry King) at a troubled high school clashes with the leader (Timothy Van Patten) of a punk gang.

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, vulgar expressions, and sexual slurs
  • Frequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence, some involving animals, some involving self-harm - much blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual violence involving prolonged terror - no nudity
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexually suggestive scenes - no nudity
  • Infrequent breast, buttock, and frontal nudity in a non-sexual context
  • Frequent portrayals of smoking, alcohol use, and illegal substance use and trafficking - some detail

Thematic elements

  • Power and control
  • Fear and manipulation
  • Generational divides

Classification rationale

Rated 18A for sexual violence and violence

Classification date

August 31, 2020