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"RUMBLE IN THE BRONX"
(1996) (Jackie Chan) (R)

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

QUICK TAKE:
Action: A foreign visitor to the Bronx battles an assortment of bad guys.
PLOT:
A foreign visitor, Keung (JACKIE CHAN), arrives in the Bronx to see his uncle, who has recently sold a small grocery. Keung hangs around to help out but encounters a local gang intent on terrorizing the owners and workers. Keung has several exciting encounters with them and then gets tangled up with some Mafia types who are after one of the gang members. Keung ends up battling both sets of bad guys in order to protect his relatives and what he thinks is right.
WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
A karate film with lots of action? Are you kidding? They'll flock to it in droves.
WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
For some language and violent sequences.
CAST AS ROLE MODELS:
  • JACKIE CHAN plays the visitor who'd rather run than fight, but when forced to fight back -- look out. He's quite nimble and packs quite a punch and kids will love to imitate him.
  • CAST, CREW, & TECHNICAL INFO

    HOW OTHERS RATED THIS MOVIE


    ALCOHOL OR DRUG USE
  • People are seen drinking in a bar.
  • A store owner drinks a beer after vandals have destroyed her store.
  • There is a quick shot of people smoking pot.
  • BLOOD/GORE
  • Keung is battered by bottles thrown at him and gets all bloodied.
  • The remains of a man run through a tree chipper are delivered in garbage bags (nothing's seen, but just the thought of it -- yuk!)
  • DISRESPECTFUL/BAD ATTITUDE
  • Gang members shoplift and harass store employees.
  • Gang members refer to women as "bitches."
  • A woman is hit in the face by a gang member.
  • The overall attitude of gang and mafia members throughout the movie is bad.
  • FRIGHTENING/TENSE SCENES
  • There is a rape scene (that turns out to be a set up but appears real at first).
  • Keung is cornered in an alley and is pummeled by bottles until he collapses and is then threatened with a gun.
  • In addition to realistic violence, the movie is filled with "cartoon-ish" violence and chase scenes (that find Keung barely escaping many perils that your kids may or may not find frightening).
  • GUNS/WEAPONS
  • Handguns, machine guns, knifes and a hand grenade: Used to kill, threaten or inflict harm to people and property.
  • Only once does Keung use a gun, and it's to protect a wheelchair bound child threatened by bad guys (he shoots the bad guy in the leg).
  • IMITATIVE BEHAVIOR
  • The bad attitude attributes listed above.
  • Tons of karate punching and kicking which kids love to imitate.
  • Keung uses a gun to shoot a bad guy in the leg.
  • JUMP SCENES
  • A bloodied Keung surprises his relatives as they come around a corner.
  • MUSIC (SCARY/TENSE)
  • None.
  • MUSIC (INAPPROPRIATE)
  • None.
  • PROFANITY
  • Several "f," "s," and ass words (under 5 each).
  • SEX/NUDITY
  • A gang member pulls down his pants and "moons" several people.
  • A bad guy's bare butt is scene after he's run over by a hovercraft.
  • A woman dances suggestively in a bikini.
  • SMOKING
  • A cop smokes cigars.
  • TENSE FAMILY SCENES
  • None.
  • TOPICS TO TALK ABOUT
  • People in danger from bad guys.
  • VIOLENCE
  • The movie is filled with karate fighting with lots of punches, kicks, etc...
  • Motorcycles drive over and damage parked cars.
  • A woman is hit in the face by a gang member.
  • There is a faked rape that initially appears real.
  • Keung is pummeled by bottles.
  • Lots of people are shot and a hand grenade is tossed into a car killing those inside.
  • The bad guys interrogate prisoners by hitting them in the face and gut.
  • Lots of property damage occurs.
  • A child in a wheelchair is thrown to the ground in one scene, and later is thrown to the floor and pushed around.
  • A man is run through a tree shredder head first -- his remains are later delivered in a garbage bag (but they're not seen).
  • A hovercraft is driven out of the water and through the downtown streets where it does a lot of property damage and runs over several people.



  • Reviewed March 3, 1996

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