Why is The Great Escape rated Not Rated?
Official MPAA Rating: The Great Escape is rated Not Rated for
Detained in a German Prisoner of war camp during WW II, officers of the allied forces develop an elaborate escape plan. Based on a true story, the movie follows their efforts, with a minimal amount of violence depicted.
Armed soldiers are seen throughout the film; they are also shown threatening and shooting prisoners. Brawls and fights are engaged in frequently. Characters hiding in tree branches are almost stabbed by a pitchfork. Characters threatened by machinegun fire: depiction of a man being shot. Gestapo officers are depicted; their acts of torture are implied, but never depicted. On two occasions, a man nearly suffocates in a tunnel cave-in. Bunk bed collapses under a man’s weight. Men injured or killed when a motorbike runs into a trip wire, and in a crash. Several gunfights occur, and characters are shown being shot. Men are imprisoned in a camp, an isolation cell, and a cellar. Motorbike chase with reckless driving is depicted. Plane crashes and catches fire. Blood is shown on injured characters. Man is tangled in barbwire. On two occasions, men are executed with a machine gun.
Sexual Content: A
Bare chest of a showering man is seen.
At least: 12 mild profanities and 3 terms of Deity used as expletives, and the use of derogatory names for the enemy.
Alcohol / Drug Use: C
Various characters smoke throughout the film. Cigarettes are used as bribes. An extended scene portrays the making and drinking of moonshine (alcohol) with it’s associated inebriating effects..
Many of the characters display a rebellious attitude. Many main characters engage in acts of theft, blackmail and deception to assist their escape effort. A character’s desire for revenge is mentioned, but never elaborated upon.