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Cop Car | 2015 | R | - 0.6.6

Two 10-year-old boys (James Freedson-Jackson and Hays Wellford) running away from home stumble upon an unattended sheriff's cruiser and decide to take it for a ride. They quickly realize that it was a mistake. Also with Kevin Bacon, Shea Whigham and Camryn Manheim. Directed by Jon Watts. [1:26]

SEX/NUDITY 0 - A man gets out of a car and removes his shirt (we see his tank T-shirt and bare shoulders).

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VIOLENCE/GORE 6 - A woman is shot in the head and blood sprays into the air (we see her dead later with a bloody head wound). Two men shoot at each other and they both fall to the ground with bloody chest and abdominal wounds; one man smears blood and matter on a car window.
 A man gets out of his car, lays a tarp on the ground behind the trunk and rolls a body out of the trunk and onto the tarp before dragging it (stopping to kick it along the way) to a large opening in the ground where he pushes the body in (we hear a thud) and pouring lime on top of it.
 A boy points a handgun at a man and tries to shoot him but he cannot. A boy shoots a gun at a car window breaking it and opens the door; we see that another boy in the car has been wounded and he has blood on his abdomen. A man shoots toward a car where two boys are locked in the back seat and breaks a glass bottle on the road. A man points a gun to a boy's head and threatens him. Two boys open the trunk of a car and hold a gun at the man inside who is bound and blood-covered with cuts on his face; the man yells and pleads for his life and says something about a man killing his brother. Two boys run around a field while holding guns that they find in a police car; the boys try to fire the weapons and one looks down the barrel of one of the guns when it does not shoot; one aims at the other who is wearing a bulletproof vest and tries to shoot him (the gun does not fire).
 Two boys in a car speed along a two lane road while a pick up truck chases them and rams into them before the truck crashes into a cow in the road. A man with guns threatens two boys and describes how he will kill their pets and their families in gruesome detail (the boys are visibly shaken). A man with guns threatens to kill two boys if they don't tell him where another man is. A woman yells at two boys in a car and pounds on the trunk while threatening them.
 Two boys find a police car with no one around and throw pebbles at it, run up and touch it, then get inside and start it before driving away in it; the boys drive through fields and they turn on the lights and sirens and speed around. Two boys speed along a two way road, swerving back and forth and nearly hitting an oncoming car. Two boys drive a police cruiser through a gate and break it open before speeding along a two lane road. Two boys poke two long sticks into a snake hole and leave the sticks there saying, "So they don't try to get out." A man drives with two boys locked in the back seat of the car. A man struggles to unlock a car door, then hotwires the engine and drives away in the car while two dogs bark at him from a neighboring yard. A man in a car is pulled over by police and is reprimanded for expired tags (the officer leaves without incident).
 A boy puts the paddles of a cardiac machine to his chest, but it does not discharge. A man throws a potted plant on the floor and the vase breaks.
 A man yells at two dogs. A man finds his car missing and runs through a field in a panic. Two boys walk across fields and climb through a barbed wire fence (they are running away from their homes).
 A man spits and we see the spittle. A boy burps into a police car radio. We hear a toilet flushing several times and see a man flushing many bags of a white powder down the toilet (please see the Substance Use category for more details).

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LANGUAGE 6 - About 19 F-words, 27 scatological terms, 13 anatomical terms, 11 mild obscenities, name-calling (stupid, Grandma's boy), exclamations (shut-up), 2 religious profanities (GD), 4 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God).

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SUBSTANCE USE - A man flushes many bags of what looks like cocaine into a toilet and we see him snorting some in the process. A police officer gets out of his cruiser and drinks from a bottle of beer, and a man on a street drinks from a bottle wrapped in a brown paper bag. A man smokes a cigarette, and a man smokes a cigarette in a house.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Running away from home, stealing, joyriding, murder, friendship, jail, felony offenses.
MESSAGE - Don't take things that don't belong to you.
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