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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.
Why Is Patton Rated PG?
Patton is rated PG
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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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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.
Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: NR
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Details on home video releases of Patton...
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