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Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan

Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner), now an Admiral at the Star Fleet Academy, gets called back into active duty when the Federation receives word of a compromised top-secret science mission. But when he goes to investigate he finds an old foe with an ax to grind in this exciting, but often violent movie in the Star Trek family of films. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: B-
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 03 Jun 1982
Video Release: 05 Aug 2002
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Star Trek II: The Wrath Of Khan Rated PG?


Overall: A-

Kirk, now an Admiral at the Star Fleet Academy, gets called back into active duty when the Federation receives word of a compromised top-secret science mission. But when he goes to investigate he finds an old foe with an ax to grind in this exciting, but often violent movie in the Star Trek family of films.

Violence: C

A lot of sci-fi violence such as explosions and weapon exchange between spacecrafts. Debris from damaged spacecraft falls on characters. Many characters sustain injury: death is implied and portrayed. Charred bodies, bloody wounds, fatal injuries and bloodstains are shown. The disabling and eventually fatal effects of a parasitic life form are verbally described before a character intentionally infects two other characters with the creature; Characters scream when the slug-like animal crawl into their ears. Character is determined to seek revenge despite pleadings from his companions to leave his grievances behind him. Torture and murder are mentioned. Characters scuffle and a knife is drawn during a fight. Characters are threatened with a phaser gun, and a creature is killed with one. Character shoots himself. Angry character grabs another. Character is exposed to fatal doses of radiation.

Sexual Content: B+

Aphrodisiacs are mentioned in passing. Some characters are scantily clad, showing the bare chests of the men and some cleavage of the women. The birth of an illegitimate child is discussed.

Language: B-

Includes at least: 1 moderate and 13 mild profanities, 5 uses of deity as an expletive, and name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B

Illegal alcoholic beverage is drunk at a birthday celebration. Character’s comment infers he is suffering from a hangover. Doctor discusses medications.

Miscellaneous Concerns:

A character admits to cheating on a test.

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