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Courage Under Fire | 1996 | R | - 0.7.7

Meg Ryan is up for a posthumous Medal of Honor and Denzel Washington is the colonel who must investigate and deem her worthy.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - Lots of warfare scenes with explosions, a few charred bodies; threatening with guns. A man is screaming and on fire as his face melts (shown a couple of times). A bloody stomach wound is shown a few times. We see blood on the face and head of a wounded crew member many times. A man runs into a train to commit suicide and his car explodes into a fireball. A helicopter crash.


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LANGUAGE 7 - About 20 F-words, some mild obscenities, scatological references and anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - War, military investigations, friendly fire, forgiveness, sexism, courage, truth.

MESSAGE - The truth shall set you free.

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