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Firewall | 2006 | PG-13 | - 2.7.5

Harrison Ford stars as a bank security expert responsible for creating an advanced computer system that should prevent any sort of electronic theft. However, when his family is kidnapped, he must break into his own system and deliver $100 million to the kidnappers or his family will be killed. Also with Paul Bettany, Jimmy Bennett, Virginia Madsen and Robert Patrick. Directed by Richard Loncraine. [1:45]

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A man hugs his secretary and while she seems uncomfortable with the gesture, he has no sexual motives.
 A young man asks a young woman on a date, she refuses (apparently several times) and he asks at what point his invitations will be considered sexual harassment. A man hears a telephone message from his wife to another man confessing her love for him and saying that she is leaving her husband.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - A man hits a man in the head with a glass blender top three times (we see the man with blood trickling from his head and onto his face as he slumps to the floor, dead).
 A man shoots another man in the back of the neck (blood pools under the body lying on the floor). In another scene, a man shoots another man in the back of the neck (we see the body lying on the floor and blood on his face).
 A man punches a woman and a man, and he shoots the man in the head (we see a bloody hole on his forehead as he falls back).
 Two men fight: they fall down a flight of stairs, one is punched several times and kicked, one is pushed out a window onto an outside porch, one jumps on the other's back, grabs his tie and tries to strangle him, and one is hit in the back with a pick ax (they both have bloody faces). A man is hit hard on the head with the butt of a gun (we see blood matted in his hair).
 A man shoves a man onto the hood of a car, he pushes the man back, and he falls on the ground and hits his head. A man sets off an alarm in his home, he sprays several men with a fire extinguisher, they yell, he and one of them fight punching each other, and one kicks the other.
 A man punches a woman and a teenage girl in the face and holds a gun to the girl's head. A man grabs a woman, pushes her to the ground and holds a gun to her head (he does not shoot); then another man pulls her by the hair and throws her into a van.
 A man pushes through a door, knocking a woman into a wall, he grabs her, shoves her to the floor and ties her hands behind her back; another man grabs a boy and shoves him to the floor, and a third man shoves a teenage girl to the floor (they all scream and struggle to get away).
 A teenage girl screams when she sees a dead body wrapped in plastic in the back of a car. A man climbs down a ladder from the roof of a building and jumps onto a balcony (he knocks into a chair and stumbles but is OK).
 A man is hit by a car, pushed into a structure, and the car explodes burning the man and the structure, while the driver struggles to get out of the car (he does).
 Several men hold guns on a woman and two children. A man says that he will kill a woman and two children, and a man tells a man on the phone to break a boy's knee (we hear screaming on the other end of the phone but the man is stopped before going through with it). A man in the back seat of a car points a gun at the driver and shows him pictures of his family, screaming.
 A man forces his way into a young woman's apartment, he holds her mouth and pushes her into a chair. A teenage girl runs away from a gunman, he chases her, and she hides. A man grabs a boy, pushes him onto the floor and holds his hand over his mouth. A man throws a dog out of a van and leaves it on the side of an isolated road.
 A boy goes into shock from an allergic reaction, he stops breathing and begins to turn blue until he is given an injection and then gasps for air. In a movie we see a man with a mouth full of wriggling maggots.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 2 F-words, 1 obscene hand gesture, 1 sexual reference, 14 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 7 mild obscenities, name-calling (idiot, moron), 5 religious profanities, 12 religious exclamations.


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SUBSTANCE USE - People are shown drinking alcohol in a bar scene.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Risk, fraud, computer hacking, bank robbery, family, love, loss, gambling addiction, the American Dream, infidelity, friendship, virtual money, murder.

MESSAGE - Intelligent people who can design complex computer systems can outwit even criminal masterminds.

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