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Lethal Weapon 4 | 1998 | R | - 2.8.8

Mel Gibson and Danny Glover team up for the fourth "Lethal Weapon" installment.

SEX/NUDITY 2 - Sexual innuendo (including lots of references to homosexuality). Kissing.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - Lots of explosions and fires. There are car chases and crashes and boat crashes galore - a car actually goes through an office building. Also lots of threatening with guns and shooting at people: one shootout results in many people being killed, with bloody bullet holes in a head and torso. There are lots of fistfights and martial arts fighting (usually with audible bone breaks. In one scene a man breaks another man's neck with his bare hands and with a snap). A man is impaled (we see blood spurting) and some men are strangled to death in a few scenes. A man is thrown through a door, a man is hit by a truck on a highway and a man grabs another out of moving car. A house is set on fire with people trapped inside. A bruised and bloody face is shown and a man in a car is hit by a train and we see blood on his face. There's a bit of blood seen on the chest of a corpse. A truck hits a car and we then see a corpse hanging out of the car with blood on its face. A man is shot many times under water, which turns bloody.


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LANGUAGE 8 - About 44 F-words, many obscenities, anatomical references, racial epithets and scatological references.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Law enforcement, homophobia, racism, modern slave trade, friendship.

MESSAGE - Friends can be as close and important to you as your own your family.

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