Parkland parents guide


Overall A-

In this historical drama, the event surrounding the assassination of American President John F. Kennedy (played by Brett Stimely) in 1963 are recounted through the eyes of the ordinary people who witnessed the event, including the emergency staff at Parkland Hospital (Zac Efron, Marcia Gay Harden).

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

Why is Parkland rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Parkland PG-13 for bloody sequences of ER trauma procedures, some violent images and language, and smoking throughout.

Run Time: 93 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Parkland rated PG-13? Parkland is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for bloody sequences of ER trauma procedures, some violent images and language, and smoking throughout.

Violence: Shots are heard and a wounded man is seen buried underneath bodyguards. Other brief depictions of gun use and a murder are shown. The film contains graphic and bloody depiction of emergency room trauma with medical personnel and others covered in blood during medical interventions. Other scenes also show blood. Some depictions of corpses are seen with some detail included. A man is threatened. Real life footage of shootings is shown. Disturbing and tense scenarios are depicted, along with some frightening moments.

Sexual Content: An intern makes mild sexual advances to a nurse.

Language: The script contains infrequent sexual expletives used in a non-sexual context, along with the frequent use of scatological slang, curses and profanities. Some derogatory and vulgar expressions are also included.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Frequent depictions of smoking are shown.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Coarse Language, Scenes of Surgery.
Alberta PG Coarse Language, Disturbing Content.
Manitoba PG Not Recommended For Children, Disturbing Content.
Ontario PG Mature Theme, Disturbing Content, Tobacco Use.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Children.
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Parkland"

Cast and Crew

Parkland is directed by Peter Landesman and stars Zac Efron, Tom Welling, Billy Bob Thornton, Paul Giamatti, Jacki Weaver.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Parkland movie is November 5, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Parkland

Release date: 5 November 2013

Parkland is releasing to home video (Blu-ray) with the following extras:

- Director’s Commentary

- Deleted Scenes

- Original Theatrical Trailer

Related home video titles:

President John F. Kennedy is also portrayed in Thirteen Days and Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The movie Bobby depicts the assassination of JFK’s brother Senator Robert F. Kennedy in 1968. Abraham Lincoln’s accused assassins (and their implicated family members) are the subject of the film The Conspirator.

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