COVID-19 response: Movie theatres allowed to remain open

Effective November 27, 2020 new restrictions will limit the amount of contact between people in the community, while still allowing businesses to offer services. Movie theatres in enhanced status (purple) areas may remain open with capacity limited to 25% of the occupancy as set under the Alberta Fire Code.

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14A(14A) Sexual Content, Coarse Language


Dir. Gordon Parks. Drama/Crime. Based on the novel by Ernest Tidyman. A private detective (Richard Roundtree) is hired by a crime lord (Moses Gunn) to find his kidnapped daughter (Sherri Brewer).

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in a non-sexual context; frequent use of scatological slang, cursing, and profanity; infrequent use of vulgar expressions and ethno-cultural slurs
  • Infrequent use of sexual language and references - no detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of hand-to-hand, weapons, and gun violence - little blood and detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of sexual activity - breast and buttock nudity, some detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of alcohol and tobacco use in a recreational context; infrequent references to illegal substances

Thematic elements

  • Uncovering the truth
  • Dedication to a purpose

Classification rationale

Rated 14A for sexual content, coarse language, violence, and nudity

Classification date

November 12, 2020