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To survive in a world at war, he must find a strength greater than all the events that surround him.

Dec 25,1987

Hollywood Movies | Drama | War | History

Ratings: 6.9 / 10 from

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Length: 153 Minute(s)
The story of young English boy who lives with his parents in Shanghai during World War II. After the Pearl Harbor attack, the Japanese occupy the Shanghai International Settlement, and in the following chaos Jim becomes separated from his parents.
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violence A dead animal smacks against a window, smearing it in blood. A man is seen being beaten several times, including after attacking a boy. People are shot and killed during a raid on Shanghai. At one point, two men are shot, we see pools of blood form underneath them. A man is shot and blood is shown running down the sword he is holding.
profanity - 2 occurences of blasphemy, paired with damn - 1 Ass - 1 Bastard - 2 Damns
alcohol People are seen drinking at a party, including a verbal reference to "Scottish whiskey". A kid is seen smoking a cigar.
frightening A boy walks over to a trench only to discover the Japanese army inside. The situation resolves peacefully after a few tense moments.

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