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Rosewood | 1997 | R | - 5.8.4

A horrible massacre of African-Americans in 1920's Florida is recounted in this historical drama.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - Kissing, sexual innuendo. A man and woman have sex and we see his bare buttocks and thrusting. Another couple have sex with the man behind the woman with thrusting, moaning and we see her face looking excited and sexually satisfied.

VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A man is shot and hanged while alive -- a bloody sheet covers his dead body later. Many hanged people are shown with blood on them. A hanged man (still alive) has his ear cut off. A burned corpse is seen. A man is kicked a few times and then shot in the head. A man is almost hanged and his body is shown convulsing. Many people are shot and killed with some blood. A mob kicks a man several times and his mouth is very bloody. A mob surrounds a home and a few people are shot with some blood. A man hits a woman and knocks her across the room; he kicks her several times as she lies on the floor. A woman has many bruises on her back and face. Threatening, slapping, scuffles, fistfights. Burning property. White mobs chase and surround African-Americans and their homes. Animals are shot and killed.

LANGUAGE 4 - A couple of scatological references, a few anatomical references, many mild obscenities, many racial slurs.

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Racism, mass murder, brutality, mob rule.

MESSAGE - Racism is evil. Your actions may cause unintended consequences.

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