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J. EDGAR

J. EDGAR artwork

J. EDGAR

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 136m 44s

Release date 20/01/2012

BBFCInsight Contains infrequent strong language

Genre(s) Drama

Director(s) Clint Eastwood

Cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Armie Hammer, Judi Dench, Naomi Watts, Josh Hamilton, Geoff Pierson

Cut This work was passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 10/01/2012

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

J. EDGAR is a biopic of J.Edgar Hoover, the founder and head of the FBI.

Language

There is infrequent use of strong language ('f**k', 'c***sucker') as well as milder terms including 'damn', 'Jesus' and 'Christ'.

Scenes of moderate violence include shoot-outs between police and mobsters, without strong detail.

There is an implied mild sex scene as a man listens to an audio tape of a couple making love.

There is some verbal description of what happened to the kidnapped and murdered Lindbergh baby in 1932, and brief sight of a tiny skeleton half hidden by leaves.

There are several uses of discriminatory language ('negro') but the term is not used in a pejorative sense and it is simply reflecting the common terminology of the period in which the film is set.

Details

Title
J. EDGAR
Year
2011
Distributor(s)
Warner Brothers Entertainment UK Ltd
Classified date(s)
16/11/2011
Main language
English
Submitted run time
136m 44s
Approved footage
12306+0
BBFC reference
AFF284206
Registration number
CFJ24782

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