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THE INCIDENT

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THE INCIDENT

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 95m 24s

Release date 04/07/2014

BBFCInsight moderate threat, violence, discriminatory language, sex references

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Larry Peerce

Cast includes Martin Sheen, Tony Musante, Victor Arnold, Robert Bannard, Beau Bridges, Jack Gilford, Gary Merrill, Brock Peters, Ruby Dee, Mike Kellin, Ed McMahon, Donna Mills, Thelma Ritter, Jan Sterling, Diana Van der Vlis

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 24/06/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE INCIDENT is a 1967 black and white American drama about two street thugs who board a subway train and torment the passengers.

Threat

The two thugs repeatedly threaten the different groups of passengers, but this is mostly restricted to verbal abuse and some humiliation. Occasionally, characters are grabbed roughly.

Violence

A man is mugged and then killed with a blow to the head that is hidden from view and further blows to his prone body off screen. Another man is stabbed with no detail of the injury and only a glimpse of blood on his shirt.

Discrimination

A man is called a 'fag' and a 'queer'. Another man is called a 'nigger' and told that 'black is like dirt' and that there is a bad 'nigger smell'. The film as a whole condemns this behaviour.

Sex

Moderate sex references include a man telling a woman 'I just dig your jugs' while another woman is asked 'who are you saving it for?' as her boyfriend tries to pressurise her into going home with him for sex. There is also a brief moment of sexual threat.

Other issues include some mild bad language, including uses of 'crap'. Some characters are also seen smoking.

Details

Title
THE INCIDENT
Year
2014
Distributor(s)
Simply Home Entertainment
Classified date(s)
14/03/2014
Main language
English
Submitted run time
95m 24s
BBFC reference
AVF059970
Remarks
Widescreen

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

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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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