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Overall B

Jeff Tracy (Bill Paxton) is a former astronaut with a billion bucks burning a hole in his back pocket. Widowed and raising five boys, he decides to create a father and son business: A massive rescue operation utilizing five space/air/aquatic vehicles. Based on the former 1960s TV show (which featured marionettes), this version sports live action and plenty of CGI effects.

Violence C+
Sexual Content B+
Profanity B+
Substance Use A

MPAA Rating: PG for intense action sequences and language.

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A couple of characters in this film suffer from a stuttering problem. How does their speech and image affect the way these characters are stereotyped? Do you think this makes fun of people with speech impediments, or does it create a greater understanding and awareness?

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