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MPAA Rated R for pervasive language, some violent images and strong sexual content

Sex & Nudity

  • In one scene, a group of marines are playing football in an open field and decide to humiliate their troop leader. They remove almost all of their clothes and start acting out oral and anal sex positions.
  • A group of marines take a shower in a communal shower room. Both their buttocks and genitals are shown in extended shots.
  • A pornographic video is watched by a group of men of one of the Marines' wife cheating on him with her neighbor. The video is shown at a distance, but the sexual act is clearly visible.
  • Masturbation shot from behind.
  • We see a very brief scene of a man having sex with a woman, the man's rear end and part of his genitals are shown as the woman is against a wall.
  • A woman's bare breasts are seen for a very brief moment while she is pulling a shirt down over her head.
  • A Marine sticks his tongue out between two of his fingers. He gestures it towards an Arabic woman.
  • Strong talk of masturbation.
  • A man does a dance during a party naked except for a Santa hat over his genitals. His buttocks are shown in extended shots.

Violence & Gore

  • A soldier is gunned to death in basic training as he stands up while live ammo is fired above him.
  • An initiation rite involves a group of soldiers holding one down as he is branded.
  • Some strong war-related violence, especially as the war escalates.
  • We see badly burnt dead civilians and some body parts strewn around.


  • 278 uses of "fuck", 69 uses of "shit", 3 uses of "pussy", 1 use of "titties", 20 uses of "ass". 1 use of "cunt" (in Spanish).

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • There is a party on Christmas Eve where some of the soldiers get drunk from contraband alcohol.
  • When one of the soldiers gets asked what he'll do when he's out of the Marines, he says he'll sell some crack and sling some dope.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Many scenes depicting the stress, degradation and humiliation of Marine training and the mentally straining and life-threatening aspects of combat during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm.
  • In a very intense scene, a soldier threatens another with a fully-loaded rifle.

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