The American parents guide

The American Parent Guide

Release date September 1, 2010

George Clooney plays Jack, an American on a working vacation in Italy. While in the foreign village, the loner is befriended by a priest (Paolo Bonacelli) and a beautiful woman (Violante Placido). But Jack has a secret he is unwilling to share: He is an assassin about to pull the trigger on his last job.

Why is The American rated R? The MPA rated The American R for violence, sexual content and nudity.

Run Time: 105 minutes

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The American
Rating & Content Info

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

Why is The American rated R? The American is rated R by the MPAA for violence, sexual content and nudity.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Portrayals of graphic violence.

- Frequent gun and hand-to-hand violence (blood and some detail shown).

- Occasional disturbing scenes.

Sexual Content:

- Implied and simulated sexual activity, including breast nudity and some detail.

- Breast ,buttock and female frontal nudity seen in a non-sexual context.

- Embracing and kissing.

- Mild sexual references.


- One use of the sexual expletive in a non-sexual context.

- Infrequent mild cursing.

Drugs and Alcohol:

- Tobacco use

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Cast and Crew

The American is directed by Anton Corbijn and stars George Clooney, Paolo Bonacelli, Violante Placido.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The American movie is December 28, 2010. Here are some details…

The American release to DVD and Blu-ray on December 28, 2010.

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Other assassins who want out of their profession are depicted in The Bourne Ultimatum, and Mission Impossible 3.