All the Right Moves
Tom Cruise plays high school senior Stefen Djordjevic, a gridiron hero eager to earn a football scholarship and leave behind his bleak steel-mill hometown. But a falling-out with his stern, ambitious coach (Craig T. Nelson) soon jeopardizes Stefen's college plans. Directed by Michael Chapman, this affecting coming-of-age drama also stars Chris Penn and Lea Thompson as Cruise's steadfast girlfriend.
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- Michael Chapman
RAdult content, graphic language, mild violence and nudity
English, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
Color; interactive menus; scene access; trailer.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this early '80s drama includes a teen sex scene with some nudity, as well as lots of suggestive conversations about sex. Teens and adults also drink and get drunk, and language ("f--k," "s--t," etc.) is plentiful. There's also a general sense that teens have very few career options.
- Sexual Content
- Brief nudity when a teenage couple has sex, including bare breasts and a man's butt. Lots of suggestive talk, including discussions about whether girls will, or will not, agree to sleep with their boyfriends.
- Several people beat up a man in a bar, though the fight is quickly broken up. A gang trashes a man's car and the outside of his house.
- Lots of swearing, including "s--t," "d--k," "p---y," "a--hole," and various iterations of the F-word.
- Social Behavior
- The film focuses on high school athletes in a working-class town who see a football scholarship as the only way escape from a dreary future. While this highlights the value of education, it also makes it seem like they have no other options, and that non-athletes have no chance at all to forge a better life.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- High schools students get drunk, at parties and on their own after a big disappointment. Older characters get drunk at bars and talk about their plans to get wasted.
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it