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The Paper | 1994 | R | - 4.4.5

Story about the city editor (Michael Keaton) of a New York tabloid which badly needs a scoop. Marisa Tomei and Glenn Close co-star.

SEX/NUDITY 4 - Marisa Tomei's nude pregnant abdomen is shown; she is prepped for a Caesarean, but no flesh is revealed. Glenn Close and a co-worker are shown in bed after an afternoon rendezvous, and there is some nudity (not full frontal, though).


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - A bloody body is found sitting in a car. A man and a woman slug and scrape each other. A woman gets winged in the leg by an errant gun shot.


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LANGUAGE 5 - The F-word is used about ten times. Other profanities are also sprinkled about.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family vs. work priorities. The question of ethics arises when a man steals a hot item from the desk of the rival paper. The ethics of police jailing two innocent blacks when there are no other suspects also is questioned.

MESSAGE - The truth is the best copy.

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