A Cry in the Wild (1990) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

A Cry in the Wild
MPA: PG BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+

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Sex & Nudity


No sex The teen hero is seen diving into a lake; his backside is visible briefly during the dive.

Violence & Gore


The boy is shown vomiting, both graphic audio and visual. A porcupine shoots quills into Brian's leg after he kicks at it, thinking it a raccoon. The next day he's seen groaning in pain as he pulls the quills out of his bloodied leg. The boy briefly wrestles with a huge bear in the river; the bear runs off after the boy wades too far into the water. A boy holds out a self-made spear to protect himself against a bear and the bear runs into it; its injured fur is shown with a brief blood spray before it wanders off into the dark (later it's strongly implied the bear died). A man has a heart attack and dies while flying a plane, which crashes into a lake and leaves the young boy to fend for himself. The body of the pilot when Brian goes to get the survival kit out of the plane may frighten young children, as the face is partially missing around the eye from decaying underwater.



A few swear words are used during duress

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Frightening & Intense Scenes


Young children may find the plane crash intense. Some people maybe disturbed at the scene where Brian eats bugs off a tree trunk.