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Waist Deep | 2006 | R | - 7.8.10

Tyrese Gibson is a single father who's been in trouble with the law and so when he is carjacked and his son is kidnapped, he can't risk going to the police. With no one to trust, he tracks the kidnappers himself, enlisting the help of the sultry woman (Meagan Good) who may have set him up. Also with Larenz Tate, The Game, and H. Hunter Hall. Directed by Vondie Curtis Hall. [1:37]

SEX/NUDITY 7 - A man and a woman kiss, he pulls off her shirt, he kisses her breasts (she's still wearing a bra), they moan, they lie back continuing to kiss and the scene ends (it is implied that they have sex).
 A woman flirts with police officers in order to distract them, and she allows the robe that she is wearing to fall open and reveal her bra, cleavage and her bare thighs. A woman wears low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage and her bare back in many scenes. A woman wears tight-fitting shorts that reveal bare thighs in a few scenes, and in one scene a few men ogle her. A man and a woman drive along Sunset Strip and we see billboards featuring male and female models in underwear, as well as store fronts of exotic dance clubs.
 A man and a woman hug and kiss. A woman approaches a man and acts flirtatiously.
 A woman tells a man that she lives with four other women and a man who is their boss (it is implied that the women are prostitutes).


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VIOLENCE/GORE 8 - A man with a machete cuts a man's hand off and holds the severed limb (we see blood on the hand and blood pooling next to the quivering victim).
 A man on foot chases a man in a car: the man who does the chasing opens fire on the car and several men in another car -- we see a few people after being struck by bullets and there is blood on their wounds, and one man is shot in the shoulder and bleeds profusely.
 A man shoots a man repeatedly (we see him fall to the ground and twitch briefly). Several men with guns shoot back and forth at each other and a few are struck (we see blood spurt as they fall to the ground). A man dies from a gunshot wound.
 A man and a woman try to clean up a man's gunshot wound (we see the bloody hole and bloody clothing), and the man screams in pain. A woman talks about her young son having been killed by a stray bullet and we see a pool of blood surrounding toys on a sidewalk.
 A man slaps a woman in the face and kicks her in the stomach, and she hits the man with a tire iron while another man punches the man in the face repeatedly (we see blood spurt out of his nose and mouth). A man hits a boy in the face. A man punches a man in the face and holds a machete to his head. A man grabs a boy around the neck and squeezes. A man attacks a man lying on a couch, picking him up and shoving him. Two boys punch and kick another boy who's on the ground.
 A man with a gun approaches another man in a car, he strikes the man on the head with the gun, pulls him out of the car (we see a bloody gash on his head), and he drives away with the other man's young son in the back seat. Men with guns threaten a man in a car, he pulls over, and they force him into another car where he is punched and held around the throat.
 A man holds a gun to a man's head, pushes him down to his knees, and threatens him. A man chases a woman, grabs her, holds a gun to her face and threatens to shoot her. A man holds a gun to a woman's head. A man with a gun takes aim and tries to shoot a boy.
 A man with a gun shoots a television and ties up several people who were in the room. A man holds a gun to a woman's head and takes her as a hostage (they are pretending).
 A car is driven off a pier and sinks into the water (we do not see the two passengers get out of the car). A man drives a car on a pier, a police car chases him, and the police car strikes something that causes an explosion. A man drives recklessly through traffic while being chased by police cars and a police helicopter.
 A boy has a scratch on his face from a fight in school. A woman pretends to have a seizure and thrashes on the floor.
 A boy takes a gun out of the glove compartment of a car, and a man yells at him and takes it away. A woman yells and makes a ruckus in a bank.
 Several people play a video game that includes gunplay between characters. There are several scenes of people protesting on the streets of south Los Angeles in order to raise awareness about safety issues.
 We hear that a woman was killed in a drug gang related shooting. A woman tells a man that someone is going to kill her if she doesn't come back with a minimum amount of money. A boy worries about what will happen to him if nobody comes to pick him up.


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LANGUAGE 10 - 81 F-words and its derivatives, 1 obscene hand gesture, 59 scatological terms, 9 anatomical terms, 22 mild obscenities, 25 derogatory terms for African-Americans, name-calling (knucklehead, crazy, dumb), 1 religious profanity, 1 religious exclamation.


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SUBSTANCE USE - There are several scenes of a drug processing facility where people package drugs under armed guard. A man smokes marijuana and drinks beer in a few scenes. A woman smokes cigarettes in a few scenes, and a man smokes cigars in a few scenes.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Drug related violence, family, responsibility, promises, retaliation, vigilantism, bank robbery, Bonnie and Clyde, betrayal, trust.

MESSAGE - Promises to children should never be broken.

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