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The Newton Boys | 1998 | PG-13 | - 3.4.3

Set in the 1920s, four brothers make a plan to rob a lot of banks. Matthew McConaughey, Ethan Hawke, Skeet Ulrich and Vincent D'Onofrio.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - A few passionate kisses; Willis (Matthew McConaughey) takes a bath but nothing is seen; Louise (Julianna Margulies) is pulled into the tub fully clothed; one very brief (momentary) skinny-dipping shot; scantily-clad dancing girls in club. Sexual innuendo.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - There are several shootings, but not terribly graphic. Usually blood isn't seen except for one instance in which a character is shown with several bullet wounds and blood gurgling from his mouth. This is a long, lingering shot. A horse is shot. In a hospital, a lawman puts his fingers into a character's gunshot wound to induce pain. A few brawls, and a few painful-looking instances of characters getting his with gun butts and rifle butts. Some scenes of men struggling, with hitting and kicking. There are several explosions.

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LANGUAGE 3 - About 10 scatological references, several anatomical terms, many mild obscenities and insults.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Crime and corruption, twisted ethical codes.
MESSAGE - Family solidarity is a powerful force to be reckoned with.
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