Patton parents guide


Overall B

The life and accomplishments of the World War II General, George S. Patton (played by George C. Scott) are dramatized in this classic 1970 movie.

Release date December 31, 1969

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

Why is Patton rated PG? The MPAA rated Patton PG

Run Time: 172 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Patton rated PG? Patton is rated PG by the MPAA

Violence: War battles are constantly depicted with air raids, explosions, tank fire, gunshots, stabbings and hand-to-hand combat. Soldiers are seen being shot, run over by machinery and caught on fire. Many corpses are depicted. Bloody injuries and occasional missing body parts are shown. Local people loot clothing and other possessions from the dead. An angry commander slaps a soldier and threatens to shoot him. Horses are shot and their bodies dumped in a river. A man narrowly escapes being hit by a run-away cart.

Sexual Content: A picture of a pin-up girl is shown. Soldiers engaging in sexual activities are mildly insinuated. Shirtless men are seen washing.

Language: Pervasive mild and moderate profanities, as well as terms of Christian Deity. Ethno-cultural slurs and demeaning names are used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Alcohol is consumed at social events and dinners. A character constantly smokes cigars.

Other: A character makes references to his belief in Christianity and reincarnation.

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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
Canadian Home Video NR

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Cast and Crew

Patton is directed by Franklin J. Schaffner and stars George C. Scott, Karl Malden.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Patton movie is November 5, 2012. Here are some details…

Release Date: 6 November 2012

Patton releases to home video on Blu-ray, in a re-mastered version. This winner of seven Academy Awards comes packaged with the following bonus extras:

- Introduction by Francis Ford Coppola

- Commentary by Francis Ford Coppola

- History Through the Lens: Patton - A Rebel Revisited Documentary

- Patton’s Ghost Corps Documentary

- The Making of Patton Documentary

- Production Still Gallery Accompanied by Jerry Goldsmith’s Complete Musical Score

- Original Theatrical Trailer

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Ladislas Farago, the a military historian and journalist on whose work the screenplay for Patton is based, also penned another war history book, The Broken Seal, that was used to write the script for Tora! Tora! Tora! . Another classic movie set in World War II is The Bridge on the River Kwai.