Pump Up the Volume (1990) - Parents Guide Movie Rating

Pump Up the Volume
MPA: R BBFC: 15 Maturity Rating 16+

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Sex & Nudity


A female character is topless for an extended amount of time. Numerous sexual jokes and crude references to masturbation, ejaculation, homosexuality, teen pregnancy. Two kids speculate about what a "cock ring" is. The main character simulates violating a wedding dress. The main character simulates masturbating. People are seen carrying an enormous papier-mache penis. A toy penis is seen on a table.

Violence & Gore


A teacher punches a student in the face and stomach. A bunch of students drag him away. A student commits suicide. Though, not shown, it is talked about extensively and is a major development to the plot of the movie.



Lots of various profanities including crude sexual references and explicit songs' lyrics.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking


The main character is an avid smoker and is frequently seen smoking cigarettes. References to crack, smoking a joint, and drinking beer (none of them is pictured).

Frightening & Intense Scenes