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American History X
P = Profanity
S = Sex
V = Violence
American History X (1998)

Edward Norton gives an impassioned performance as Derek Vinyard, a Southern Californian skinhead who must do time after committing a hateful murder. Once in jail, his mind opens and he sees the error of his ways. Upon reentering the real world, he must now turn his attentions to his younger brother ... (Read All)

Format MPAA Rating Genre
DVD R Drama
DVD Release Date Run Time Distributor
4/6/1999 1 hr. 58 min. Warner Home Video
Ratings Summary
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Profanity Sex   Violence
PSVratings summaries, which are intended for adults over the age of 18, contain content that you may find objectionable. Please be advised.
Profanity Details
Words and Instances:
F-word(214), Sh*t(64), A*s(21), B*tch(13), God Damn(11), Jesus(8), N*gger(36), Crap(5), Hell(7), Piss(5), Christ(3), D*ck(1), Damn(5), P*ssy(2)
Profanity Examples in context:
"Getting her f*ck on" - "What the f*ck is going on?" - "The petty crap you're pulling" - "I ain't got time for this bullsh*t" - "Get your black a*ses outta here" - "B*tch a*s motherf*cker" - "Goddamn right" - "Jesus f*cking Christ" - "Weed is for n*ggers" - "This kid is awesome as hell" - "He pisses me off" - "Those f*ckin' p*ssies" - "So damn glad" - "Take this you f*cking d*ck"
Sex Details
Sexual Content Overview:
Passionate kissing with no nudity. Rape depicted. Sexual intercourse implied by sexual actions with male buttocks, full frontal male nudity and female breasts seen. Caressing nude female breasts.
Sexual Examples in context:
Teen boy and teen girl kiss passionately on the lips. Men in a prison shower restrain man and violently rape him. Woman and man have sex in bed, she moans loudly as he caresses her nude breast.
Nudity Overview:
Male buttocks and full frontal male nudity.
Nudity Examples in context:
See naked men in prison shower scene.
Violence Details
Violence Content Overview:
Blunt force injury resulting in death. Gunshot injury with blood on body, clothing and objects and resulting in death. Severe psychological abuse and racist hate crimes portrayed.
Violence Examples in Context:
Man is forced at gunpoint bite the street curb; another man kicks him in the back of the head, killing him. Teen shoots and kills another teen, see blood spurt onto the walls, his body, and clothes. A group of racist white men hold down a black woman and pour sauces and liquids down her throat, causing her to gag and cry.
Words used as Character Slurs:
F-word(14), Sh*t(8), A*s(8), Mongrel(1), N*gger(36), Boy(1), Cracker(2), Pig(1), Spic(4), Beaner(1), Monkey(4), Redneck(1), Kike(3), Stupid(2), Pecker(3), White Trash(1), P*ssy(2), Uncle Tom(1)
Additional Content
Other content:
Smoking. Mature themes and discussions.
Cigarette smoking by main character/role model and by minors. Themes of drug dealing, racism, domestic abuse, and death. Discussions of sex and peril.
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