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City Hall | 1996 | R | - 0.4.8

Al Pacino is the New York City mayor and John Cusack is the deputy mayor, knee-deep in corruption.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Two men shoot each other -- there is some blood. A stray bullet kills a child and we see a blood streak on his back. A man is shot in the head -- we see blood smear a telephone booth as he slides down. A man is threatened with a gun. A dead body is shown with staring eyes and open mouth. A man shoots himself in a car.

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LANGUAGE 8 - About 15 F-words, many scatological references, some mild obscenities, an anatomical reference.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Politics and political corruption, honesty, the Mafia.
MESSAGE - You can be a politician and still be decent and honest.
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