What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this classic WWII action movie from 1967 was considered extremely violent when released, though it's tamer than many PG-13-rated movies of today. It includes a hanging, fighting, kicking, shooting, and explosions (though there's very little blood), plus a man stabbing a woman to death. In one scene, the men spend an evening with some "hired girls," though nothing more than dancing is shown. Language is light, but includes some gateway words like "damn," "hell," "bitch," and "bastard. There is also some drinking and smoking.
- Families can talk about the movie's violence. How does it compare to the violence in contemporary movies? Would more intense violence serve the movie better, or does it work the way it is?
- What does the movie have to say about authority figures?
- How does the movie handle female characters? Does it portray a stereotypical view of women?