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House Arrest | 1996 | PG | - 1.2.3

Teenagers lock their parents in the basement until they reconcile.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Kissing, sexual innuendo.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 2 - Yelling and bickering, one kid is threatened, taunted and pushed around by a school bully. Adults try to escape from the basement (chipping cement, climbing a laundry chute with rats and cobwebs). The kids keep the adults imprisoned with weapons such as nail guns and electric prods and with threats. A large snake scares people. The unsupervised kids try alcohol and they trash a house.


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LANGUAGE 3 - A few scatological references, mild obscenities and anatomical references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Divorce, parental authority.

MESSAGE - Kids can control the lives of their parents.

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