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Raising Cain | 1992 | R | - 3.4.5

John Lithgow is a mild-mannered child psychologist who just happened to be the subject of numerous demented scientific experiments as a child, all of which were performed by his father. His wife's adultery renders him seriously loopy.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - One outdoor sex scene, complete with moans and groans. But no nudity is ever visible.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Lithgow's deranged personality kills a mother (by suffocation) and a babysitter (not seen) and attempts to harm a couple of others. Lithgow's wife slashes his wrists; little blood is shown.


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LANGUAGE 5 - A few F-words are sprinkled here and there as well as milder profanities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Kidnapping, murder, infidelity and mental illness.

MESSAGE - Children who have traumatic experiences grow up very troubled and are susceptible to mental illness. When doing terrible things, sometimes they know not what they do and cannot be held accountable.

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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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