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To Kill A Mockingbird

Hollywood shines in this adaptation of Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize winning book about an idealistic Alabama lawyer (Gregory Peck) who is asked to defend a black man (Brock Peters) accused of assaulting a white woman (Collin Wilcox). Told through the eyes of his children (Phillip Alford and Mary Badham), the movie shares lessons about prejudice and tolerance. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: A-
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 127
Theater Release: 25 Dec 1962
Video Release: 30 Jan 2012
MPAA Rating: PG
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To Kill A Mockingbird is rated PG:

Director: Robert Mulligan
Cast: Gregory Peck, John Megna, Frank Overton, Rosemary Murphy
Studio: 1962 Universal Studios

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Why Is To Kill A Mockingbird Rated PG?

Overall: A

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