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Tim Blake Nelson,
Elaine del Valle,
John Di Benedetto,
Tony Ray Rossi,
Mark Todd Bruner,
- MPAA Reason
- Rated R for some strong graphic violence, pervasive strong language, and for brief nudity and sexuality.
- BBFC Reason
- strong violence
- Maturity Rating Reason
An FBI undercover agent infilitrates the mob and finds himself identifying more with the mafia life at the expense of his regular one.
- BBFC Ratings info
- DONNIE BRASCO is a crime drama, from 1997, in which an undercover FBI agent infiltrates a Brooklyn 'wiseguy' crew and becomes excessively absorbed in the role, to the detriment of his family life.
There are scenes of strong bloody violence. In one scene characters beat a waiter viciously, kicking him until his face is bloodied and he is barely conscious; he is also racially abused during the assault. In another scene a protracted exchange of gunfire leads to several characters being killed; there are shots of strong injury detail, including one which shows a character with the top part of his head missing.
There is frequent strong language throughout, including 'f**k', 'motherf**ker' and 'cocksucker', as well as milder bad language such as 'bitch', 'prick', 'shit' and 'ass'. There is also discriminatory language such as 'faggot' and 'kike'.
There are some passing verbal references to drug misuse and scenes in which drug deals take place.
There are infrequent mild sex scenes and a scene of moderate sexualised nudity, in which a male character is entertained by topless women in a jacuzzi.
- Sex & Nudity
- Sex & Nudity Reason
- A husband and wife kiss passionately and then the husband lives over on the wife while going up the stairs. She removes her shirt as they kiss and her bra is visible.
It is mentioned that a man has a wife and a mistress, and a mistress for his mistress.
Completely topless women seen on a boat at a party
- Violence & Gore
- Violence & Gore Reason
- The extended cut includes more gory shots of the ambush.
A man smacks his wife.
A photograph in a newspaper depicts a gory corpse of a mob boss.
Several men use a knives and saws to dismember dead bodies.
A man beats another man before stuffing a dollar bill into the latter's mouth.
There are several short fight scenes, for example in one a man punches another man and knocks him over.
There are several scenes of robbery where the victims are beaten, tied up, or have tape put over thier mouths. In one it is implied that a man shoots a truck driver offscreen.
A man is dragged by a gang into a bathroom, where he is then beaten violently (We see blood covering his body and some blood spurting); we see him being stomped on, being punched and being hit multiple times by a garbage can.
A character is shot at point-blank range (We see some blood).
There are several scenes where it's implied that a character is murdered.
There's much discussion of violence and murder. For example, a man fears that he'll be "whacked", there is much talk of a man murdering another, and several other scenes.
Three gangsters are ambushed by various men and shot multiple times. Many of the gunshot injuries in this scene are shown close up. A man is shot in the stomach. graphic. A man is shot in the head (In the extended cut, we see some skin fall back) In the regular version we only see blood spray on a light. A man is shot in the shoulder. A man is shot in the leg. A man is shot in the stomach once again. He is then axed in the back. This is the most violent scene in the movie.
- Profanity Reason
- About 185 uses of "f*ck".
"Godd*mn" is said four times.
"Sh*t" is said 22 times.
"B*stard" is said.
"C*ck" and "C*cksucker" are said about five times. "D*ck" is said once.
"*ss" is said four times.
"B*tch" is said three times.
"H*ll" is said three times.
"Faggot" is said once.
"Balls" is said twice in a vulgar context.
"Piss" is said once.
Jesus's name is taken in vain, including "Christ" five times, "Jesus Christ" four times, "Jesus" three times, and "God" once.
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
- Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
- Characters smoke frequently throughout the course of the film.
There are several scenes in bars where characters are shown drinking.
A character discusses having to drink continuously in order to calm down.
There are several brief discussions of narcotics mentioning "a nickle bag a day habit" and other terms.
References are made to cocaine and heroin.
A drug buy is made in one scene, showing several wall bags of drugs.
A ruthless gangster begins to sob uncontrollably because his son is in the hospital after suffering a drug overdose.
A man smokes a cigarette while eating breakfast taking too the men in a bar.
Hey man smoking a cigarette while riding in a car. Another man rolls down the window and smoke Bill is out but the smoker makes him roll it back up.
Three agents smoke and drink beer while working in a hotel room.
- Frightening & Intense Scenes
- Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
- Several tense scenes where people believe they will be killed.
The movie has a very dark and violent tone throughout.
The main character is living a dual life, is threatened at all times, and can be killed by the people he operates with and those he works for. Thus there are many scenes where we think he may be caught.
The many scenes of violence and other activities described above which some viewers may find frightening or intense.
Mark Johnson Productions,
United States of America,