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On The Waterfront

Sullied only by the flagrant violence employed by the union leaders, this redemptive story of personal atonement leaves viewers holding to the hope that one man can make a difference if he is willing to stand up and be counted. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: B+
Drugs/Alcohol: C+
Run Time: 108
Theater Release: 24 Jun 1954
Video Release: 18 Feb 2013
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
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Overall: B+ Sullied only by the flagrant violence employed by the union leaders, this redemptive story of personal atonement leaves viewers holding to the hope that one man can make a difference if he is willing to stand up and be counted.

Violence: D+ Man thrown from roof, characters fighting in bar, rock thrown through church window, fighting scene outside church, man shown with bloody face, man killed by falling crates, objects thrown at priest, man points a gun at his brother, man struggles with woman, truck tries to run down two people in alley, dead man with blood on his jacket shown hanging on hook in alley, man takes gun into bar looking for revenge, dead birds shown in coop, fist fight shown between two men, man shown with bloody and bruised face, man yelling threats at other men, references made to other deaths on the dock.

Sexual Content: A- Man shown looking at pornographic magazine, kissing between unmarried couple, woman shown in slip.

Language: B+ At least one mild profanity and four terms of Deity are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C+ Smoking and bar scenes are shown numerous times, man invites woman to a bar, later tries to force her to drink, bride at wedding asks for a cigarette, priest asks for both a cigarette and a beer, main character shown drinking when angry.

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