Warner Bros.’ “Malcolm X” drew a PG-13 for “a scene of violence, and for drugs and some language” in the 1,238th weekly bulletin of the Motion Picture Assn. of America’s Classification & Rating Administration.

Spike Lee’s pic was one of four movies rated PG-13. There also were three PG ratings and eight R tags among the 15 titles rated.


“Davy Crockett, King of the Wild Frontier” (BV Home Video; for “frontier action”; edited version–content different from that of version rated G in bulletin #495, June 5, 1978).

“Godzilla vs. Biollante” (HBO; for “traditional Godzilla violence”).

“The Magical World of Chuck Jones” (WB; for “some mild language”).


“American Shaolin” (Academy Entertainment; for “martial arts violence”).

“A Day in October” (Castle Hill; for “some violence”).

“Double-O-Kid” (Prism; for “some language and violence”).

“Malcolm X” (WB; for “a scene of violence, and for drugs and some language”).


“A Few Good Men” (Col; for language).

“Ladykiller” (MCA Home Entertainment; for “some sexuality”).

“Masquerade” (Comsat Video; for “strong sexuality”).

“A Taste for Killing” (MCA Home Entertainment; for violence).

“This Boy’s Life” (WB; for “strong language and sexuality”).

“Three of Hearts” (New Line; for “strong language and sexuality”).

“To the Death” (Cannon; for “strong violence, and for language and sexuality”).

“Volere Volare” (Fine Line; for nudity).

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