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The Air Up There | 1994 | PG | - 1.4.3

Kevin Bacon stars as a basketball talent scout who finds a potential superstar in a remote Kenya village.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A male ball player touches a female ball player on the court, on the rear and on the chest.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Some on-court rough-housing. Bacon undergoes a ritual which leads him to almost fall off a sheer cliff; he gets scraped up a bit in the process. Part of the ritual involves being cut in the abdomen with a rather unsanitary-looking knife. This is shown just off-camera, but another character undergoes the same ritual and this cutting is shown on-screen, very briefly.


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LANGUAGE 3 - Several scatological and anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - A few insights into the workings of college basketball; friction between the "modern" and "traditional" lifestyles in Kenya.

MESSAGE - Goals can be attained through determination.

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