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Jan 18, 2011

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Heidi Ewing, Alex Gibney, Seth Gordon, Rachel Grady, Eugene Jarecki, Morgan Spurlock


2010 Magnolia Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Freakonomics.

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Based on the best-selling book Freakonomics by economist Steven Levitt and journalist Stephen Dubner, this documentary takes a satirical look at a variety of subjects from an economic perspective.

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Why Is Freakonomics Rated PG-13?

Freakonomics is rated PG-13 for elements of violence, sexual/nudity, drugs and brief strong language.

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Here is additional information on sex, violence and profanity in Freakonomics...

Violence: A battered, bloody corpse is seen. Teens use chemicals to make homemade bombs that they detonate. Scenes of civil riots, gun crime and robberies are shown along with injured victims and the body of an executed man.

Sexual Content: Exotic dancers wear only g-strings and a superimposed image of their name over their bare breasts. Sumo wrestlers are shown in their buttock baring sports attire. Abortions are discussed.

Language: An extreme sexual expletive is written on a sign. Infrequent profanities, crude slang and terms of Deity are used in the script.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters are bribed with cigarettes. Minimal depictions of cigarette use include that of a teen. Illegal drug use is briefly portrayed. A teen tries to trade prescription drugs for a cigarette.

Other: Cheating and sport fixing is discussed along with suggestions of police corruption. A student makes a homemade tattoo gun to inject his arm with dye. Decaying inner city neighborhoods are shown.

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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Freakonomics...

Freakonomics releases to DVD and Blu-ray on January 18, 2011.

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