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Flesh and Bone | 1993 | R | - 5.5.5

Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan star in this tale of murder and family secrets. James Caan co-stars.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - There's one sex scene, and we see the participants writhing, kissing a lot and groping each other. Only their naked backs are clearly visible. There's a brief scene of a topless woman, and another of a naked woman lying on her stomach; nothing is really visible.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 5 - Two men and a woman are shot to death, on screen. A little boy is also shot, but off-screen: we just hear the shot. A man has buckshot removed from his back with tweezers, and we see the procedure in graphic detail. A woman is punched in the face. We see a dead man in a coffin.

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LANGUAGE 5 - About 10 F-words, and many scatological terms.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - The sins of the parents and how they affect their children.
MESSAGE - You can't hide from the past.
CAVEATS

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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