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Virus | 1999 | R | - 1.8.6

Jamie Lee Curtis, William Baldwin, Donald Sutherland, Marshall Bell, Julio Oscar Mechoso, Sherman Augustus and Joanna Pacula battle an electricity-hungry alien in this sci-fi thriller.

SEX/NUDITY 1 - Some sexual innuendo.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - We see several robots made from bloody human body parts; in one scene, we see robots taking a bloody brain out of a corpse in a room filled with bloody body parts and skeletons. A large bloody robot/human removes a man's gut (we see lots of blood) and throws his bloody body across a room. A man is impaled (we briefly see the very bloody wound) and a man cuts into a robot/human's exposed and bloody brain; the robot grabs a woman and a man beats the robot with a gun. We see lots of blood when a man removes a wooden stake from his leg; we also see lots of blood (and hear squishy sounds) when a woman is stitching the wound. A woman finds a man with a very bloody and partially decomposed face and dreams that he grabs her. A bloody robot/human breaks in two and a bloody skeleton rises from it. An insect-like robot shoots nails into a man's shoulder (we see blood on his shirt) and tries to drill into a man's head. A woman falls into water and sees lots of bloody corpses floating around her. In a few scenes, we see blood on walls or in puddles on the floor; we also see some bloody cuts on people's faces throughout the movie. A current of electricity knocks down several people; some are electrocuted. A woman shoots at fuel tanks; they explode and she's engulfed in flames. We see several small explosions throughout the movie, and we also see a huge ship explode. A man gets tangled in wires and is pulled into a tunnel. A large anchor falls through the deck of a boat (it later sinks) and nearly hits a man; also, a woman is nearly swept off a ship by a large wave and one man does fall into the sea. Lots of threatening and shooting with guns; also, many punches and scuffles.


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LANGUAGE 6 - Nearly 10 F-words, several anatomical references, lots of scatological references and lots of mild obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Aliens, greed, maritime rules, robots and consciousness.

MESSAGE - Once again, humans prove they are superior to aliens.

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