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The Waterboy | 1998 | PG-13 | - 3.4.5

Adam Sandler stars as a misfit who starts tackling his problems on the football field. With Kathy Bates and Henry Winkler.

SEX/NUDITY 3 - Sexual innuendo (including a reference to bisexuality). Kissing. A woman shows her breasts to a man (we don't see anything). A man fondles a clothed woman's breast. A man reveals his tattooed buttocks.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Played mostly for laughs. A man pokes another in the eyes and delivers a flying kick to yet another. Many are tackled quite roughly (one person is seen afterward with injuries). A man is hit in the head with a football and another is hit with an object that first crashes through a window. People put a water cooler over a man's head and step on it while he's laying on the ground. A woman threatens a man with a knife. A woman bites the head off a cooked alligator. A woman holds a sign on which a threatening question is written.


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LANGUAGE 5 - One F-word, many anatomical references, some scatological references, and some mild obscenities.


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Being an outcast, being picked on, dysfunctional families and relationships, weird cuisine.

MESSAGE - Everyone has a special talent. Pursue your dreams even if others are against your doing so.

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