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Guarding Tess | 1994 | PG-13 | - 0.3.5

Nicolas Cage plays a Secret Service agent guarding a high-spirited former first lady played by Shirley MacLaine.

SEX/NUDITY 0 - None.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - MacLaine is taken hostage and buried alive. The Secret Service storms the hostage site with helicopters and machine guns. There's no blood or shooting. Cage threatens to kill a man lying in a hospital bed.


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LANGUAGE 5 - One F-word, some scatological and profane language.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Political power & influence, terminal illness, dysfunctional families.

MESSAGE - The bonds of friendship can form even between the most unlikely of pairs.

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