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Get Duked! | 2020 | R | – 1.6.10

content-ratingsWhy is “Get Duked!” rated R? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “drug content, language throughout including sexual references, and some violence/bloody images.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several gory scenes of peril in the wilderness and encounters with armed people, several people struck and killed by a van and another struck and bloodied, extensive teen and adult drug and alcohol use, and at least 50 F-words and other strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


Four high-schoolers from Glasgow (Samuel Bottomley, Viraj Juneja, Rian Gordon and Lewis Gribben) are reluctantly enlisted to embark on a camping trip through the Scottish highlands, known as the Duke of Edinburgh Award, that’s supposed to teach them teamwork and outdoor skills. They soon find themselves hunted by a homicidal aristocrat, and their abject lack of any skills and wits is put to the test. Also with Eddie Izzard, Kate Dickie, James Cosmo, Kevin Guthrie, Jonathan Aris, Alice Lowe and Georgie Glen. Directed by Ninian Doff. [Running Time: 1:27]

Get Duked! SEX/NUDITY 1

 – A man and a woman kiss. A few lyrics in a song contain sexual terms.


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Get Duked! VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – A transport van careens over a cliff and crashes onto a group of people (we see blood spurt and we later see some blood and matter on the ground under the van). A transport van is driven over a man and we see his body from a distance as it is rolled over and blood spurts; the man is placed in the driver’s seat later and we see his very bloody and bruised face. A man with bloody wounds spits blood from his mouth, a teen boy tries to give him CPR and another boy pours powdered soup mix in his mouth that he spits out, mixed with blood, while another boy stabs the man in the chest with a fork (we see it sticking out of his chest). A teen boy throws a CD like a Frisbee and it ignites a camping gas canister that sets a man’s pant leg on fire; the man runs away yelling. A teen boy lights a rolled drug and it explodes in his face (we see him with charred and reddened skin on his face later).
 A man cocks and shoots a gun at four boys that run away and we see tufts of dirt blow into the air near them (no one is struck). A woman with a sword sneaks up behind a teen boy, he falls to the ground and she brings the sword down next to his head (he is not struck). A teen boy bound and with a cloth covering his eyes is tied into a chair and has a hat with antlers on his head as a man and a woman with torches approach him and light the antlers on fire. A man with a gun cocks it and points it at a teen boy holding a sword until many people with lights and torches move across a field toward them and the man and the woman with him run away. Teen boys with a gun and a sword chase a man and a woman and yell while shooting into the air; the man and the woman run away and hide in a cabin. A man with a knife stabs at a teen boy trying to reach him through a hole in a wall; the teen uses a fork to stab the man’s hand (we do not see blood). Several men and a woman hold four teen boys at gunpoint and they argue.
 Two teen boys run toward a police car as it speeds away when the officers are terrified by their appearance (they think they are zombies). A man with a gun and woman with a sword search for a teen boy hiding in a collapsed structure. A teen boy places an earthworm on what they are told is an electric fence and when nothing happens he touches the fence and is jolted and falls to the ground (he’s OK). A teen boy makes what he says is going to be a bomb and that he learned how to make from a website; we see him wrap a string of matches around a camping gas canister, he lights one match and throws it toward a man and it does not explode. A seemingly dead man in a van is perched at the top of a cliff and when the brake is released, the vehicle rolls back down a steep road and out of sight. A teen boy twists his ankle while running away from two people with guns and another boy covers him with moss and sticks to hide him before leaving him.
 A man and woman climb through a hatch in a floor and through a tunnel and four teen boys follow them to a cliff but the man and the woman are not there. Four teen boys give four teen girls a gun and a sword before they undertake an adventure challenge. A teen boy eats something (we are told that it is rabbit dung) that makes him hallucinate and he becomes convinced that a man is trying to kill them. A description of a toilet being blown up is heard several times and we see photos of a charred commode and surroundings a few times.
 A police commander tells two officers that what they are saying is nonsense and that they should stop doing what they are doing and focus on finding a bread thief that is threatening to destroy the entire economy of the region. Three teen boys discuss having to kill a man that they have decided is a serial killer. A woman says that her grandfather had a sword-maker’s hands chopped off so no common hands would ever touch the sword again. A man tells teen boys that they will be taking an adventure trip and letters on a board behind him spell out “DEATH,” as his manner seems menacing. A man talks about delinquent teens facing perils and distractions in urban environments. We hear that people go missing in the highlands often. A man warns four boys to “be careful” and says that people disappear in the highlands. Teen boys think one has called another a “lousy Oriental” when he was actually talking about “Orienteering.” A teen boy says, “We’re doomed.” A woman talks about needing to “Cull the herd.” When two police officers decide that they are seeking an urban, hip-hop gang, one of them calls in a racist description of those they’re looking for. A teen boy says, “I’ve puked.” A teen boy says, “I’m gonna be sick” (he does not get sick).
 We see a sign post with many “missing” posters pinned to it. A teen boy vomits in the background of a scene and we see what looks like goo leave his mouth and we hear splatter. A cartoon drawing shows a person vomiting green goo. A teen boy spits a few times and we see saliva leave his mouth. A teen boy is shown with a healing makeshift tattoo on his abdomen (we see some reddened scabs). A man complains of the blood bothering him when he worked in an abattoir. A man and woman eat something off the ground and the man is told that he has just eaten rabbit dung (he spits it out). Two teen boys eat packets of dried soup mix and we see them coughing out powder dust and their faces are covered with the dust.


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Get Duked! LANGUAGE 10

 – About 50 F-words, 4 obscene hand gestures (2 in a cartoon drawing), 2 sexual references, 32 scatological terms, 28 anatomical terms, 10 mild obscenities, name-calling (delinquents, loser, devil, disappointing, racist, mental, vermin, sensitive, stupidest, twat, insane, legend, classic, mad, greedy, you silly boys, uncouth, appalling, old man, wanker, miserable, vicious, bastard, devil face, albino, terrorist, pedophile, pedo, numpty, proper clever, a bit harsh, lousy Oriental, ghetto, crazy, stupid, DJ Beatroot), exclamations (hurry up you lot, watch out man, relax, shut-up, whoa, chill out, that’s it boys, hey you, yo, gosh, what the heck, oy, ow, what a load of nonsense, focus), 11 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, My God, Oh God, Oh My Lord, Jesus, Holy [F-word and a scatological term deleted], Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |


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Get Duked! SUBSTANCE USE

 – A teen boy lights what he identifies as hash and two other boys inhale a bit of smoke and one yells and complains of it being “spiked,” a teen boy eats something (we are told that it is rabbit dung) that makes him hallucinate, a teen boy lights a rolled drug and it explodes in his face (we see him with charred and reddened skin on his face later), several people in a barn eat rabbit dung that we are told are hallucinogenic (after they eat them we see them imagining shifting shapes and colors), four teen boys eat handfuls of rabbit dung and hallucinate (they had been told to only eat one), and a man makes a joke about why a place is called the “Highlands” as he takes a drug. Several people guzzle beers in a barn. Several boys are shown smoking cigarettes.


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Get Duked! DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Responsibility, adventure, survival, murder, teamwork, racism, victims, generation gaps, classism.

Get Duked! MESSAGE

 – A shortage of aptitude requires a lot of luck. The Scottish highlands are not safe for city folk, especially with armed nobles roaming about.

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