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Still shot from the movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit?.

Who Framed Roger Rabbit?

Who Framed Roger Rabbit visits the seedier side of cartoon land where a hard drinking gumshoe (Bob Hoskins) reluctantly tries to help Roger Rabbit (voice by Charles Fleischer) clear his name of a murder charge. The movie is best known for its innovated mix of animation and live action characters. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: C+
Sexual Content: C+
Language: C+
Drugs/Alcohol: C-
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 22 Jun 1988
Video Release: 12 Mar 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Violence: The film’s opening scene involves a baby and older character exposed to numerous dangers in a kitchen including knives, fire, electrocution, hot water and a stove. Characters hitch a ride on a trolley car without paying the fare. A character is flattened by a steamroller. The chalk outline of a man is seen along with a huge safe that smashed him to death. A man is choked when his tie is caught in a machine. He is then shot in the back twice. A cartoon character is killed by being dipped into a deadly solvent. After his death, the character’s red paint looks like blood dripping to the ground. Other characters narrowly miss being covered with the solvent. Guns and other weapons are used. Characters threaten others with harm or death. Several scenes include frenetic action and terrified characters that may disturb young viewers.

Sexual Content: The sound of sexual activity implies characters are involved in sex. It turns out to be something else. A male cartoon kisses a man on the mouth. A voluptuous woman is the subject of numerous sight gags. Characters engage in crude sexual jokes, oogling women, spanking them and leering at them. A man appears to have a huge erection. A character misunderstands the words “prostate” and “probate”. A man pulls a woman behind the bar by grabbing the low cut neckline of her dress. After a man reaches down a woman’s shirt his hand is caught in a bear trap referred to as a “booby trap”. A man is seen with his pants down. Other crude jokes include references to male and female anatomy. The script has a derogatory tone in relation to the female protagonist.

Language: The script contains moderate and mild profanities, epithets, crude terms for anatomy, brief terms of Deity and crass name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man gets a cigarette from a group of young boys. The main character drinks frequently, has a known drinking problem and is portrayed as drunk at times. A man who looks like a baby smokes cigars often. Another character is seen with a mouthful of cigarettes. Other characters either drink or are offered drinks.

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