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"HEAVENíS PRISONERS"
(1996) (Alec Baldwin, Teri Hatcher) (R)

Alcohol/
Drugs
Blood/Gore Disrespectful/
Bad Attitude
Frightening/
Tense Scenes
Guns/
Weapons
Extreme Heavy Extreme Moderate Extreme
Imitative
Behavior
Jump
Scenes
Music
(Scary/Tense)
Music
(Inappropriate)
Profanity
*None None Moderate None Extreme
Sex/
Nudity
Smoking Tense Family
Scenes
Topics To
Talk About
Violence
Heavy Heavy Mild Moderate Extreme


QUICK TAKE:
Action/Drama: A former cop gets involved in a deadly mystery after he begins investigating a plane crash.
PLOT:
Former New Orleans cop, Dave Robicheaux (ALEC BALDWIN) and his wife, Annie (KELLY LYNCH) lead a quiet peaceful bayou lifestyle. That's shattered when a plane crashes near them and they rescue a little girl who's the only survivor. Once a DEA agent shows up asking questions, Dave's interests are peaked and he gets drawn deeper and deeper into a growing mystery. Thrown into the mix is an old childhood friend -- turned local crime baron -- Bubba Rocque (ERIC ROBERTS), his seductive wife, Claudette (TERI HATCHER) and an old stripper friend, Robin (MARY STUART MASTERSON). As Dave gets more deeply involved, things turn deadly and he must figure out who's behind the criminal activity.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
The story probably wonít draw them in, but Baldwin and Hatcher just might.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • ALEC BALDWIN plays a former cop who turns to alcohol and violence when confronted with this mystery.
  • KELLY LYNCH plays the faithful wife who only wants peace and security for her family.
  • ERIC ROBERTS plays a small time crime baron who's loyalty to Dave stands out against his criminal behavior.
  • TERI HATCHER plays the alcoholic, manipulative wife of Roberts.
  • MARY STUART MASTERSON plays an alcoholic stripper with a heart of gold who helps Dave when things get bad.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

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    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • David is a recovering alcoholic and he states early on that although he really craves a drink, heís been dry for three years.
  • Since many scenes take place inside bars, there are many incidents of people drinking beer, shots of liquor and mixed drinks.
  • Early scenes with Robin show here to be alcoholic, and often she is rather drunk.
  • There is talk of drug smuggling.
  • A bartender snorts cocaine.
  • After Annieís death, David begins drinking heavily and is seen drunk.
  • Claudette is an alcoholic (she drinks all the time and carries a thermos of gin with her) and she states that people have told her they like her better drunk.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Dead people are seen inside a plane underwater.
  • Blood runs down Davidís face after heís been hit on the head with a beer bottle.
  • A manís face gets slightly bloodied as itís held up against a fan.
  • David pulls Annie to him just after sheís been blasted with shotguns. Her limp body is soaked in blood.
  • David has a bloody nose and lip after some thugs beat him up.
  • A dead guy is seen in a bathtub with the radio that electrocuted him.
  • Bubba bleeds from the lip, nose and forehead after a fistfight.
  • Blood squirts out after a hitman is shot several times.
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • David and Annie take the little girl (from the plane wreck) home as if she belongs to them (And no one asks any questions?) So in effect, theyíve kidnaped this little girl who canít speak English.
  • Of course all the bad guys have bad attitudes.
  • Although David is a former cop, he still behaves like one (actually like one that doesnít play by the rules since he likes to brandish his gun and break into private property to obtain information).
  • FRIGHTENING/TENSE SCENES
  • A plane nearly hits David and Annieís boat and then crashes into the water. David dons scuba gear and goes down for the rescue.
  • Bad guys storm David and Annieís house armed with shotguns and shoot the place up.
  • David explores a voodoo manís apartment while the man's on his way home.
  • David explores another apartment as another hitman arrives.
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handgun: Used by David in several scenes where he holds it against someoneís head to get them to talk.
  • Shotgun: Used by Annie to ward off a mysterious man whoís on their property.
  • Shotguns: Used to kill Annie in their house.
  • Handgun: Used by DEA agent to stop thugs from beating up David.
  • Shotgun & handgun: Used by David and a hitman to shoot at one another in apartment building.
  • Handgun: Used by Bubba to shoot Claudette.
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • Besides the material in the other categories, there isn't much to imitate.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • None.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • There is a moderate amount of suspenseful music that accompanies the tense scenes.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • 44 "f" words (1 used sexually, 2 with the prefix "mother"), 17 "s" words, 6 "ass" words, 4 slang terms for male genitals (the "d" word), 3 hells, 3 damns (2 using "God"), and 10 uses of "Jesus" and/or "Christ" and 2 uses of "God" or "For Godís sake" as exclamations.
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • Annie is seen in her skimpy underwear.
  • A topless stripper in a string bikini dances in a seedy nightclub.
  • Claudette stands on a balcony completely nude and there is full frontal and rear nudity.
  • Claudette unzips her shirt revealing a lace see-through bra that clearly reveals her breast. She then takes Davidís hand and places it on her breast and runs her hand up the inside of his thigh (he doesnít return the gesture).
  • While beating up David, Bubba asks him, "Are you f*cking my wife?" and then says that he knows his wife "knows how to give a guy a "bone.""
  • SMOKING
  • Since many scenes take place inside bars, there are many incidents of people smoking cigarettes and cigars.
  • Robin smokes quite often throughout the movie.
  • Dave smokes an occasional cigar early on, but later smokes many cigarettes.
  • Claudette smokes quite often throughout the movie.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • David and Annie have a few squabbles.
  • David must contend with Annieís death and the little girl wants to know where Annie is.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • Alcoholism.
  • Losing a mother.
  • In general, the attitudes and actions of nearly everyone in the movie.
  • VIOLENCE
  • A plane crashes into the water, killing everyone aboard except for a little girl.
  • There is talk that David previously killed three people while he was a police officer and that action got him thrown off the force.
  • A voodoo man hits David on the head with a beer bottle. He then holds a straight razor to Davidís throat. Another man then kicks David several times.
  • We find out Robinís had her fingers broken by the same people who previously beat up David.
  • David punches a guy and then presses his face up against a moving fan.
  • Two boxers in a ring exchange punches.
  • A man swings a beer bottle at David and misses. David proceeds to beat on him a with a pool cue.
  • Bad guys storm David and Annieís house at night armed with shotguns and shoot the place up, killing Annie. David fights with several of them and fires a shotgun back at them.
  • Two thugs beat up David, who's drunk, in a bar. A DEA agent draws his gun and makes them back off.
  • David and the voodoo man struggle and then there is a long chase scene where the voodoo man beats up several people on a bus. He and David get into a fistfight, the voodoo man gets off and then is hit by a car and dies.
  • There is a flashback/dream to the night when Annie was murdered.
  • We see the body of a guy in a bathtub whoís been electrocuted.
  • David and Bubba get into a fistfight and Bubba ends up pretty bloodied.
  • David and a hitman exchange gunfire at one another until David kills him.
  • David slugs Claudette in the face and then holds a gun to her head.
  • Bubba shoots Claudette dead.



  • Reviewed May 19, 1996

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