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Splitting Heirs | 1993 | PG-13 | - 5.4.5

Mistaken identities comedy with Monty Python alumnus Eric Idle as an English duke, who is switched at birth with Rick Moranis, an uncouth American. Barbara Hershey and John Cleese co-star.

SEX/NUDITY 5 - There's one brief scene of exposed breasts on a poster, and lots of cleavage from Barbara Hershey. There are scenes of exposed behinds (male and female) and one suggested sex scene, with Idle partially covered by sheets. A stripper dances with a G-string and pasties. And, lots of sexual and anatomical talk, including insinuation of mother/son incest.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Violence consists of a lot of cartoon stuff, while Idle tries to bump off Moranis. There's an exploding Nanny (off-screen), a pool vacuum runs amuck and tries to strangle Moranis, and a house is set on fire. A pastor dies from poisoning and a woman is found frozen in a meat-locker. The only really violent on-screen scene is when a woman drops a statuette on a man's head. There's no gore.

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LANGUAGE 5 - There are 4 hand gestures, which translate as the F-word, one F-word fully enunciated and one almost enunciated. Also, an assortment of name-calling, sexual references and scatological terms.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Murder, class distinctions, incest, promiscuity, marrying for money, illegitimacy, drunkenness.
MESSAGE - Murder is wrong, especially if you are trying to kill your friends.
CAVEATS

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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