Hamburger Hill (1987) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

Hamburger Hill
MPA: R BBFC: 18 Maturity Rating 18+

BBFC Reason
Contains strong bloody violence and horror

BBFC Ratings info
HAMBURGER HILL is a US war drama following a group of America soldiers during the Vietnam War as they try to take an enemy-held hill. Violence: There are frequent scenes of battle violence and horror, including gunfights, stabbings, impalement and explosions, resulting in bloody injury detail. In one gory sequence, a Vietnamese soldier's head explodes when he is shot at close range. Language: Use of strong language ('f**k', 'motherf**ker') occurs throughout. There are occasional sex references and brief sight of breast nudity.

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Sex & Nudity


Two men are shown in a bath with two topless women. Two women are shown topless bathing with a couple of the main characters. Rated R for Strong Graphic War Violence, Brief Nudity, and for Strong Language. Some mild sexual references At one point in the film a soldier is shown looking at a dirty magazine. Only breasts are shown. Very brief

Violence & Gore


An American soldier fires an M60 machine gun at an N.V.A. soldier's head, exploding it upon impact. An American soldier is found impaled on stakes planted in the ground. An N.V.A. soldier is shot in the head with bloody results. A soldier is thrown by an explosion. When we next see him, his intestines are hanging out. Soldiers are blown up by mines. A man's arm is shot off and he isn't aware until seeing it. There is plenty of random gun violence as a result of the many gunfights and shootouts in the film.



Frequent profanity, including references abusing the name of "Jesus", and use of "Christ," and "Goddamn." The 'f' word is used repeatedly throughout Non-profane yet insulting: numerous uses of racially-derogatory words for black Americans, and those of at least 6 or 7 other nationalities.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


Soldiers smoke and drink throughout. In at least one of the bar scenes, an obviously drunk soldier really hauls off and hits another, bloodying his face.

Frightening & Intense Scenes


The war violence is pervasive and quite graphic. This film is quite violent for its time, but it is nothing compared to Saving Private Ryan or Hacksaw Ridge. The violence is like something you'd expect from your average Troma film