Copperhead parents guide


Neighbors end up on opposite sides of the battle in this Civil War drama

Overall A-

Although the Civil War tore America in half, it wasn't a black and white fight. For the likes of Abner Beech (Billy Campbell), the US Constitution isn't worth dying for. But the national battle comes home when his own neighbors object to his peacemaker point of view.

Release date June 28, 2013

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

Why is Copperhead rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Copperhead PG-13 for an unsettling sequence.

Run Time: 120 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Copperhead rated PG-13? Copperhead is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for an unsettling sequence.

Violence: Tensions begin to rise among neighbors as they discuss their opposing opinions on the war. Name-calling ensues along with a fistfight at an election poll. Arguments also break out among family members. Soldiers bring a body back from the frontlines in a casket. Some maimed soldiers return home. A house catches fire and burns to the ground. A young woman is suspected of being dead. One character commits suicide. A soldier describes a war injury that cost him his arm.

Sexual Content: A young couple kisses.

Language: The script contains some brief profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters pass around a jug of alcohol. Characters drink and smoke infrequently.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta Not Rated
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Copperhead is directed by Ronald F. Maxwell and stars Fran├žois Arnaud, Billy Campbell, Angus Macfadyen, Peter Fonda.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Copperhead movie is April 15, 2014. Here are some details…

Copperhead releases to home video on April 15, 2014.

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Along with Copperhead, director Ron Maxwell has also explored this historical period with the films Gettysburg and Gods and Generals. The movie Lincoln looks at the battle in the White House that raged during the American Civil War.