Gramercy Pictures’ “Backbeat” the story of the birth of the Beatles, drummed its way to an R rating, according to Bulletin No. 1302 from the Classification & Rating Administration of the Motion Picture Assn. of America.

Given R tags

Five other films, including the John Waters-Kathleen Turner “Serial Mom,” were also given R tags and three were give PGs.

“Backbeat” (Gramercy Pictures; “for strong language and for sexuality.”)

“Emmanuelle 7″ (Spectradyne Inc.; “for sexuality and for some language.”)

“Fresh” (Miramax Films; “for intense, realistic depiction of urban violence, and for drug content, pervasive language and some sexuality.”)

“Pentathalon” (Live Entertainment; “for language and for violence.”)

“Psycho Cop 2″ (Columbia TriStar Home Video; “for violence, gore and for sexuality and language.”)

“Serial Mom” (Savoy Pictures; “for satirical presentation of strong violence, vulgar language and sexual episodes.”)

PG

“Dimples” (FoxVideo; reissue; “for historical racial stereotyping.”)

“Blank Check” (Buena Vista; “for language and for some threatening situations.”)

“To Dance With the White Dog” (Republic Pictures; “for mild language.”)

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