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Zero Effect | 1998 | R | - 2.4.7

Mystery/comedy involving an agoraphobic P.I. (Bill Pullman) and his stoic assistant (Ben Stiller).

SEX/NUDITY 2 - A woman is seen in a cleavage revealing bathing suit. A couple begin undressing while kissing, but nothing is shown.

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VIOLENCE/GORE 4 - Pictures of a bloody corpse are seen a couple of times. A gun is shot at some cans. We see a person fire several shots at another person who is killed. A man throws objects around a room.

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LANGUAGE 7 - A couple dozen F-words, about 10 scatological terms, several anatomical references and several mild obscenities.

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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Blackmail, extortion, mental illness.
MESSAGE - Brilliance in some people can be compromised by psychological problems.
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