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Type of media Video

Approved Running time 98m 38s

Ratings Info drug use, strong sex, sex references, strong language

Genre(s) Comedy, Crime, Drama

Director(s) Rick Famuyiwa

Cast includes Shameik Moore, Kiersey Clemons, Tony Revolori, Zoë Kravitz, A$AP Rocky, Blake Anderson, Keith Stanfield, Forest Whitaker (voice)

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 24/09/2015

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

DOPE is a US drama about a 'straight A' high school student who finds himself in possession of illegal drugs.


Scenes show characters taking pills and smoking marijuana. Characters use MDMA in pill and powder form. A character is sick and urinates in the street as a consequence of being high. There is sight of parcels of drugs being weighed and prepared for sale.


Scenes show a character masturbating as he looks at photos on his mobile phone. There are strong verbal sex references and a scene in which a topless woman flirts with a man. There is an image of a cartoon penis drawn on a man's face. There is footage of a topless woman giving another woman a lap dance.


There is frequent strong language ('f**k' and 'motherf**ker'). Milder terms include 'pussy' and 'bitch'. There is also use of 'nigger'.

There is some violence in a fight scene and a scene in which some characters are shot.


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DOPE (2015)

Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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