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RAISING CAIN [Director's cut]

RAISING CAIN <span>[Director's cut]</span> artwork

RAISING CAIN [Director's cut]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 91m 55s

Release date 16/01/2017

Ratings Info strong language, bloody images

Genre(s) Drama, Thriller

Director(s) Brian De Palma

Cast includes John Lithgow, Lolita Davidovich, Steven Bauer, Frances Sternhagen, Gregg Henry, Tom Bower, Mel Harris, Teri Austin, Gabrielle Carteris, Barton Heyman, Amanda Pombo, Kathleen Callan, Ed Hooks, Jim Johnson, Karen Kahn, Noe Montoya, Riq Boogie Espinoza, Carolyn Morrell, W. Allen Taylor, Scott Townley

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for 15 years and over icon15

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 06/01/2017

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

RAISING CAIN is a US thriller, from 1992, in which a psychiatrist's complicated past returns to haunt his family.


There is occasional strong language ('f**k'). Other bad language includes 'bitch' and 'bastard'.


Bloody images include a cut to a man's wrist, which spurts blood as it is inflicted and is later seen leaking blood as he lies on the floor. Some bodies are also seen with blood on their clothes after they have been killed elsewhere.

Other issues include some moderate violence and threat as some victims are suffocated or stabbed, without any strong detail. A woman is knocked out with chloroform and put into a car which is pushed into a lake; she wakes and bangs on the windows until the car sinks beneath the water.

There is a moderate sex scene in which a couple kiss and embrace in a wood; the man slips his hand under the woman's shirt and gropes her concealed breast as she moans.


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Director's cut
Arrow Film Distributors Ltd
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91m 55s
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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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