Freetown parents guide


Amidst a civil war, a small group of missionaries hang onto their faith while fleeing for freedom.

Overall B+

In 1990, as a civil war breaks out in Monrovia, Liberia, a group of native missionaries, representing The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, decide they must flee. The dangers on this road to freedom will try their courage and faith. This movie is based on actual events.

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

Why is Freetown rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Freetown PG-13 for thematic situations involving violence.

Run Time: 113 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Freetown rated PG-13? Freetown is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for thematic situations involving violence.

Freetown is opening in limited theaters.

Violence: Characters are caught up in civil violence. Shots are fired in the streets. Characters run from men with guns. A man is shot while looking for food. At least two characters are shot for political reasons (off screen). Characters are choked and beaten with fists or weapons. Characters are threatened with guns. Characters yell at others.

Sexual Content: None noted.

Language: Some infrequent name-calling.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Infrequent smoking and drinking are seen. Some characters are portrayed as drunk. Characters use liquor to bribe a border guard.

From The Studio:
Caught in the middle of a brutal civil war, six Liberian missionaries in Monrovia flee the widespread violence in their native country.  Their destination: Freetown, Sierra Leone.  With the help of local church member, the missionaries make the difficult journey, only to have their troubles compounded by a rebel fighter bent on killing one of their own.  Based on incredible true events, FREETOWN is a thrilling and inspiring story of hope and survival.
- Three Coin Productions

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British Columbia Not Rated
Alberta PG
Manitoba Not Rated
Ontario Not Rated
Quebec Not Rated
Martimes Not Rated
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Cast and Crew

Freetown is directed by Garrett Batty and stars Nuong Faalong, Robert Conder, Michael Attram.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Freetown movie is August 4, 2015. Here are some details…

Freetown release to home video (Blu-ray or DVD) on August 4, 2015.

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Garrett Batty also directed The Saratov Approach, another movie about Mormon Missionaries in a perilous situation. Other films that depict this religious sect include Meet the Mormons and The Other Side of Heaven.

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