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Still shot from the movie: Swiss Family Robinson.

Swiss Family Robinson

After they are shipwrecked on a deserted island by a boatload of marauding pirates, a Swiss family sets up house in the tropical local. But their hopes for a quick rescue are dampened by the return of the buccaneers. Using their resources and their ingenuity, they fight off wild animals while preparing to defend themselves against the bandits. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B+
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: A-
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: B-
Theater Release: 10 Dec 1960
Video Release: 06 May 2002
MPAA Rating: G
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Why Is Swiss Family Robinson Rated G?


During a storm, a ship runs aground with the Robinson family locked in the hull. The group nearly capsizes while making their way to shore on a homemade raft. Sharks also attack them. Pirates in a ship fire upon the survivors. On the island, a tiger stalks the survivors and fights with the family’s dogs. Pirates rough up two captives as well as fight among themselves with swords. One man is left lying on the beach. Characters are attacked in the water by a large snake. Tensions and jealousy cause squabbles between two brothers. To defend themselves, the family makes coconut bombs, booby traps and other defensive devices. During a raid by pirates, numerous men are shot, caught in traps, hit by falling rocks and trees, attacked by a penned tiger and slashed with swords. In an extended scene of hand-to-hand combat, several characters are shot, hit and pushed over a cliff. A small craft is hit by a cannon ball and the passengers are thrown into the air. The script includes some mild name-calling and brief scenes of peril. The family drinks alcohol with dinner. A young boy is given a sip of liquor during a family celebration.

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