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THE CAMPAIGN [Extended Cut]

THE CAMPAIGN <span>[Extended Cut]</span> artwork

THE CAMPAIGN [Extended Cut]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 95m 38s

BBFCInsight Contains strong language, once very strong, strong sex and sex references

Genre(s) Comedy

Director(s) Jay Roach

Cast includes Zach Galifianakis, Will Ferrell, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Aykroyd, Dylan McDermott

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/11/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE CAMPAIGN is a comedy in which the battle between two candidates for a seat in the US Congress turns from the political to the very personal. It was rated 15 for strong language, one use of very strong language, strong sex and sex references.

There is a single use of very strong language, which occurs when a character is bitten by a snake. It is not aggressive in nature and is not directed at another person, merely indicating the character's surprise ("F***ing c**tass snake bit me!"). There is also frequent use of strong language throughout the film.

The film takes a broad comic approach to sex, which becomes the battleground of the two central characters. There are two relatively brief scenes in which characters have sex. These contain no nudity but are tonally strong, featuring thrusting and moaning. There are strong verbal sex references and innuendo throughout, which are similar in nature to those in comedies such as THE HANGOVER and THE INBETWEENERS MOVIE.

The film also contains infrequent drug references and moments of comic violence.

No-one younger than 15 may see a 15 rated film in the cinema. No-one younger than 15 may rent or buy a 15 rated video or DVD.


Title Information
Extended Cut
Warner Home Video Ltd
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
95m 38s
BBFC reference
Subtitles for the hard of hearing

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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