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Sex & Nudity

  • An army officer tells a soldier an anecdote about how he had an affair with the wife of a higher ranking officer, and how it cost him future promotions.
  • Nudity: None

Violence & Gore

  • In probably the most graphic scene of the movie, an ARVN soldier beheads a VC prisoner with a machete, much to the disgust of US soldiers.
  • A US soldier commits suicide in his bunk with a pistol, only a gunshot is heard and we see the aftermath.
  • There are many other battle scenes with little or no blood.
  • In the film's climax, all but one of the main characters are killed in a fierce battle, but this is only revealed in the final scene


  • 14 F-words. One use of the cunt word. Racial words when the Vietnamese are referred to.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Drinking and smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Overall, the most intense scene in the film is when the ARVN troop beheads a VC soldier with a machete

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