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A Far Off Place | 1993 | PG | - 0.4.3

Environmental story taking place in Africa, about two teenagers crossing the Kalihari desert on foot, while trying to avoid ivory poachers.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - A few kisses, that's all.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Elephants are mowed down with automatic weapons; a poacher is shot at point blank range. A group of people are slaughtered -- though we only see the results, not the act. A man is caught in a mine explosion. Another man is shot and dropped from a helicopter. Nevertheless, it's all "movie" violence and there's nothing explicit.


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LANGUAGE 3 - Religious parents may object to the use of the Lord's name (it's invoked once). Also some scatological language and an assortment of other profanities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Illegal ivory trade, the slaughter of endangered animals.

MESSAGE - One should not hunt endangered species.

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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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