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Nowhere to Run | 1993 | R | - 7.7.5

Jean-Claude Van Damme is an escaped convict who comes to a pretty widow's (Rosanna Arquette) rescue and stays for dinner, shares her bed and becomes surrogate father to her two children.

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A woman takes it all off as she undresses for a shower (while a man is peeping through the window). A man also takes it off while bathing in a pond, and flashes his posterior when it's time to dry up. There's a rather torrid sex scene with upper body nudity and passionate groping and kissing. A frank discussion about the size of a man's private parts takes place between a woman and her young children.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - After a prison bus crashes, there are some bloody heads and injured men. A man is shot in the carotid artery and dies from bleeding. A man fights a number of men using fists, feet and sticks, so there's a lot of punching, kicking, batting, crunching, etc., but not much blood is shown. A policeman handcuffs a man and proceeds to bash him with his night stick. There's a fire in a barn, but nobody dies. A man is clobbered by a horse, there's a fight with a pitchfork and a man gets thrown through a car windshield and is then shot. Inevitably, he's very bloody.


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LANGUAGE 5 - 3 F-words and an assortment of other 4 letter words ranging from the scatological to the anatomical.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Violence as a solution to problems, police brutality and corruption, redemption.

MESSAGE - Stand up for what you believe in. Even people who may have done something bad in their lives, can have good hearts. In the end you have to pay for past transgressions.

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Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


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