Catch a Fire
Apolitical until the apartheid-era South African government brutalizes him and his wife, oil refinery worker Patrick Chamusso turns terrorist. Changed by his experience, Chamusso volunteers to be a one-man wrecking crew against his ex-employer.
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- Phillip Noyce
PG-13Thematic material involving torture and abuse, violence and brief language
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.35:1Subtitles
English, French, Spanish (Neutral)Closed captioned
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1Other features
Color; interactive menus; scene access.
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Common Sense Note
Parents need to know that this complicated tale of political terrorism is intense and worthwhile viewing -- but it must have just barely escaped getting an R rating. Scenes of peril include characters being arrested, imprisoned, tortured, blindfolded, held under water, and torn from their families. There are guns and fighting throughout, as well as acts of terrorism that involve explosions, breaking and entering, and bombs being planted. Innocent people fear for their lives, and many die.
- Sexual Content
- Romance between a husband and wife (and a scene of them together in bed), implied romance between a man and his mistress.
- Guns and shooting throughout; people are tortured and imprisoned; car crashes; bombs and explosions; imprisoned women at risk of being raped.
- "Damn," "hell," "f--k."
- Social Behavior
- Characters arrest and torture innocent people, break and enter, plant bombs, and are taught how to fight and use weapons. But characters also stand up for what's right -- at the risk of losing their lives and endangering their families.
- Not applicable
- Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol
- Not applicable
- 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