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Dec 07, 1982

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Feb 13, 2007

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Ben Kingsley
Candice Bergen


1982 Columbia Pictures

Still shot from the movie: Gandhi.

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In 1982, a biographical portrait of Mohandas K. Gandhi was produced to try and capture the essence of the man who impacted the world with his desire for peaceful solutions to problems and adherence to a non-violent philosophy.

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Why Is Gandhi Rated PG?

Gandhi is rated PG

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Overall: A- The inspiring true story of Mohandas K. Gandhi, the spiritual/political leader who led India through its tumultuous path away from the British Empire and toward a self-ruled government. With its powerful and transcending message, this film is a must see for teens and their parents. (Perhaps younger audiences should wait until they are older, as the violence it contains may be disturbing).

Violence: D Character shot with handgun. Character thrown off train. Characters severely kicked or beaten with sticks and clubs on numerous occasions (some fatally, blood shown). Large crowd of innocent people, including women and children, fired upon with rifles. Use of machine gun mentioned. Several riots break out. Detailed description of child-killing.

Sexual Content: B One conversation about frequency of married couple’s sexual activity.

Language: B- At least: 5 racial slurs. 1 moderate and 3 mild profanities. 4 terms of Deity used as expletives.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A- Men shown smoking and drinking alcohol on occasion.

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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Gandhi...

Gandhi: 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition releases on DVD with digitally remastered audio and video, online content syndication and ninety minutes of bonus material. These extras include several featurettes: In Search of Gandhi, Reflections on Ben, Madeleine Slade: An Englishwoman Abroad, The Funeral, Shooting an Epic in India, Looking Back, Designing Gandhi, From the Director’s Chair and Ben Kingsley Talks About Gandhi. There are also four vintage newsreel shorts and a photomontage of behind-the-scenes stills. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Portuguese (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround) and French (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), with subtitles in English, Spanish, Korean and Portuguese.

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