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Rob Roy | 1995 | R | - 6.7.4

Liam Neeson is Robert Roy McGregor, a Scottish hero from 1713.

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A woman is raped in a very long and quite brutal scene (see Violence/Gore below). A man walks out of a lake naked but we only see his chest and hips. A man and his wife begin kissing in bed which leads to sex -- we see a little thrusting. A man and woman kiss, and they are clothed but obviously making love. Some fairly graphic and tawdry talk about sex. A woman's dress becomes wet (she's in the lake) and we vaguely and briefly see the outline of her breasts.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 7 - There are a few sword fights, one of which results in a fatal bloody wound shown in gory detail. A man is threatened with a sword, grabs it and shows the resulting bloody gash on his hand. Shown in close-up, a man is brutally stabbed and dies, and yet another is stabbed in the neck and then drowned. The carcass of a cow is shown with some skin flayed off, a dog is shot and its bloody body is briefly seen later, livestock are killed and a house is burnt in an extended, violent scene. A woman is punched in the stomach, hit in the face and dragged by the hair. She is then put over a table and raped in a very long and quite brutal scene. A woman hangs herself and we see her dead body. Several men are shot and killed. A man is hit in the face, punched, kicked and dragged by horses. A man cuts open a dead cow and we see entrails and organs pulled out.


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LANGUAGE 4 - A couple of instances of a slang U.K. term for having intercourse, several scatological terms and coarse 17th-century anatomical terms, and a handful of other milder obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Honor, rape, poverty, masters and servants/slaves (the feudal system), the decadent aristocracy.

MESSAGE - If you don't have your honor, you have nothing; honor must come before everything.

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