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MPAA Rated R for strong violence, drug use, language and sexuality

Sex & Nudity

  • A man has sex with a woman, the woman is naked with full rear nudity seen and side view of her entire body seen. The scene starts 13:58 and ends 14:41.
  • In the beginning of the film, two characters can be seen with women from a gun expo. The side of a woman's breast can be seen.
  • A man talks to a woman about showing her his "cannon" in a different language. He is later seen kissing the woman and it is implied they had sex. Scene starts 56:37 and ends 58:25.
  • A woman and a man have sex in the shower. Moments showing their naked bodies are shown from medium distance. Side breasts and full rear nudity shown. Scene starts 1:04:53 and ends 1:05:33.
  • A man is seduced by two "gift" prostitutes, but declines because he fears AIDS.
  • A man's girlfriend is kicked out of a man's home and one of her breast is seen for a split second.
  • A lady's bare butt is shown when brothers are with two ladies. Scene starts 25:56 and ends 27:13.

Violence & Gore

  • A scene is shown where people are being lined up and executed. While you don't see the murders, you see the soldiers firing the guns and the smoke behind the wall in which they are being killed. Children are seen in the line.
  • A man shoots another man who is talking to a woman. The characters bloody body is dragged away and a trail of blood is seen.
  • A man is graphically shot in the head. It is seen with large amounts of blood.
  • Children are shown missing limbs.
  • A man is smashed in the head with a crowbar. Only seen briefly, an explosion later occurs which kills the man. You see his burning corpse.
  • A woman and child are shown being hacked with machetes. No blood is shown, the bodies afterward are shown, but again, with no blood.
  • Blood is shown being sprayed in a tent. You don't see any bodies, only a silhouette that heavily implies they are being murdered along with blood splatter.
  • A man is shot multiple times and is later seen taking a few last breaths.
  • A man is killed in a car explosion.


  • 54 uses of "Fuck" and its derivatives.
  • "Shit" is used a few times.
  • -"Damn," "Goddamn," and other derivatives are used multiple times.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Cocaine is snorted multiple times.
  • A cocaine fueled rage is seen.
  • A man snorts "brown-brown," a mixture of cocaine and gun powder.
  • Cigarettes are shown being smoked in 90% of the movie.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • The film has a general disturbing tone to it, as it shows how gun running, while profitable, can cause many conflicts and deaths.


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Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Yuri's uncle is killed, he is obviously saddened.
  • Vitaly struggles with drug addiction throughout the movie.
  • Yuri takes part in killing his rival (though not by choice) and later drinks and has hallucinations about him.
  • Vitaly is killed after he explodes a truck of assault rifles. He attempts to blow up the remaining truck with a grenade when Yuri grabs the grenade from him and puts the pin back in it. Vitaly takes his last breath and dies. Yuri looks at his murders in horror.

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