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THE GUARD

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 96m 0s

Release date 19/08/2011

Ratings Info Contains very strong language, strong violence, sex references and drug use

Genre(s) Comedy, Thriller

Director(s) John Michael McDonagh

Cast includes Brendan Gleeson, Don Cheadle, Liam Cunningham, David Wilmot, Rory Kiernan, Mark Strong

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 09/08/2011

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE GUARD is an Irish comedy thriller about a small-town Irish policeman who teams up with an FBI agent to crack a cocaine-smuggling ring.

Language

There is occasional very strong language ('c**t') and frequent uses of strong language ('f**k').

Violence

There are bloody shootings which result in sight of large blood spurts.

Sex

Strong sex references occur during a scene in which a man is in a hotel room with two prostitutes and makes references to his "jism" and refers to the size of his penis and a woman's breasts; it is implied that they have a threesome but no sex is shown. There are also sexualised uses of strong language ('f**k').

Drugs

A man takes pills.

Details

Title
THE GUARD
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Optimum Releasing
Classified date(s)
19/05/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
96m 0s
Approved footage
8640+8
BBFC reference
AFF279602
Registration number
CFJ23526

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