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Christopher Columbus: The Discovery | 1992 | PG-13 | - 6.4.2

The story is: Columbus convinces Queen Isabella, convinces captains, convinces men, sails, faces mutiny from de-convinced men, finds New World just in time, steals gold and natives and comes back triumphant. With Marlon Brando, Tom Selleck, George Corraface and Rachel Ward.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - Some passionate kissing and fondling between Christopher Columbus and the mother of his child. Native women are shown topless-a lot. Insinuation of sex between Columbus' sea-men and native women.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Scenes of dungeons with men shackled to the walls, sitting in dirt and grime. Sounds of torture. Typical dark, brooding shots which depict the inquisition. Men are taught a lesson for trying to thwart Columbus' efforts by being dragged behind the ship and hung, by the hands, from a mast. One man is stabbed onboard ship. Two men are killed during swordfights. One native man is stabbed. The crew which was left behind on the island is massacred and left dangling to greet Columbus when he returns. Two shark attacks-no gore, just bloody water.


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LANGUAGE 2 - No profanity. Some dated strong language.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Inquisition, religious intolerance (especially toward Jews), abuse of native Americans.

MESSAGE - Perseverance is good.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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