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Rear Window

With his leg and hip in a cast, an apartment bound photographer (James Stewart) uses his camera lens to spy on neighbors. With minimal violence and few scenes with sexuality, parents and teens will appreciate one of Alfred Hitchcock's finest murder mysteries. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: C
Language: A
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 115
Theater Release: 01 Aug 1954
Video Release: 06 May 2014
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Rear Window Rated PG?


Overall: A-
With his leg and hip in a cast, an apartment bound photographer uses his camera lens to spy on neighbors. With minimal violence and few scenes with sexuality, parents and teens will appreciate one of Alfred Hitchcock’s finest murder mysteries.

Violence: B-
An idle threat to “Put your eyes out with a red hot poker” is mentioned. Characters converse about ways to dismember a human body. Character shown concealing a saw and knife in newspaper. Man falls through balcony window. Woman slaps man’s face. A scream and breaking glass is heard. Dead dog shown. Man grabs woman’s arms and pushes her to floor. Two characters fight. Character falls from window.

Sexual Content: C
Topless woman seen from behind. Woman dancing in modest underwear shown many times. Women sunbathing nude (not shown). Couple kisses and hugs frequently. Discussion about whether or not a “shotgun wedding” is required. Man in boxers shown. Implied sexual relationship between unmarried couple. Newlywed couple depicted as being very “busy.” Man makes unwelcome sexual advances at woman.

p>Language: A
None.

Alcohol / Drug Use: C
Smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol through out. Woman lays out pills intended for an overdose. Man stumbles about while drunk.

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