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Heavyweights | 1995 | PG | - 1.2.2

Light comedy of the "underdog-makes-good" variety.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - There are two kisses. Some boys are shown in swimming suits and one shirt-less adult. A kid drops his pants to moon someone; you can't really see anything.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - During a baseball game, kids are hit by stray baseballs a number of times. One gets it in the crotch. One kid jabs another with a baseball bat. A man rests on a bed of nails while a block of ice on his stomach is shattered by a sledge hammer; then he walks on broken glass and hits his head against a wall. A kid punches a man in the groin.


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LANGUAGE 2 - Several mild profanities and anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Parental responsibility; self esteem.

MESSAGE - Self-respect is an empowering force.

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