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14A(14A) Violence, Coarse Language

Synopsis

Crime/Drama. In Chicago during Prohibition, a federal agent (Kevin Costner) assembles a small team (Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Charles Martin Smith) to catch the gangster Al Capone (Robert De Niro).

Content elements

  • Frequent use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context; frequent use of ethno-cultural slurs; infrequent use of cursing, profanity, scatological slang, and vulgar expressions
  • Frequent portrayals of gun, weapons, and hand-to-hand violence - some blood and detail
  • Frequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use in a recreational context - little detail

Thematic elements

  • Crime and punishment
  • Power and corruption
  • Teamwork

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for violence and coarse language

Classification date

November 03, 2020