The Dark Knight Rises Cut a 'Sickening' Death Scene to Avoid Getting an Nc-17 Rating

The Dark Knight Rises Cut a 'Sickening' Death Scene to Avoid Getting an Nc-17 Rating
Auteur blockbuster filmmaker Christopher Nolan is often cited as only a handful of Hollywood directors who can get a blank check to make pretty much any kind of a movie he wants. But it seems there are some industry forces that even Nolan is sometimes forced to bow down in front of, namely, the censors. Matthew Modine, who played the role of Peter Foley in Nolan's The Dark Knight Rises, recently revealed during an appearance on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast how his gory death scene in the film had to be removed to prevent an Nc-17-rating.

"[Nolan] cut my death scene out of Dark Knight Rises. Because he said it was so violent that it would have gotten an Nc-17 rating. ... Marion Cotillard -- after Bane dies and Batman, Chris [Bale] gets stabbed, she gets in one of those vehicles. She starts to drive away, and I'm shooting at her. And I got run over.
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