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The Client | 1994 | PG-13 | - 0.4.3

A young boy discovers a Mafia secret which could get him killed. He's also pursued by a U.S. Attorney (Tommy Lee Jones) while protected by an attorney (Susan Sarandon).

SEX/NUDITY 0 - A couple of interested glances between a woman and a man.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A man commits suicide by shooting himself in the head -- offscreen. A boy is thrown around roughly and ends up with a bloodied face. There are many threats of death, and some scary scenes: A woman and a boy are threatened by a man with a knife several times; a dead body is briefly shown with worms crawling from its head. A raccoon is shot and its corpse is shown.

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LANGUAGE 3 - A lot of mild profanities, and scatological references.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - The legal system, obstruction of justice, the Mafia, suicide, poverty, alcohol abuse.
MESSAGE - Even though life isn't fair, you should still play by the rules. Being strong sometimes means you have to ask for help.
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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.

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