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Old 10-04-2021, 10:35   #1
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80's and 90's Kids Films Ruder than you remembered

Just went to see Mrs Doubtfire at the cinema.

Was it really that rude when it was originally released?

I'm not that old, as would have been a teenager when it originally came out and we saw it at the cinema. I don't recall...

A joke about Pakistanis in corner shops
Mrs Doubtfire flipping off Pierce Brosnan
Various casual swearing
A scene where Mrs Doubtfire is doing various phrases for sex acts

Was this all in the original version?? I note that the film is now a 12A which didn't exist at the time.

I also presume that when they show it on a Saturday afternoon, they must cut all these things out.

Likewise The Goonies. I remember it as a kids film, when I saw it at the cinema recently, all they did was swear.

I guess I was too young for the Goonies at the cinema, so would only have seen a badly cut version (I know this is the case).

Am I simply remembering them wrong?

Or do they cut these things out to get a PG rating?
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I'm guessing a lot of it goes over your head as a kid.

I do remember a bit of swearing in Temple of Doom and my nan not being impressed

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I also remember his swearing in a video of Temple of Doom (from the video shop) and then not hearing it again until I bought the DVD. I remember it as we thought it was hilarious.

Presumably they thought a bit of swearing wasn't a massive issue in the 80's?
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I also remember his swearing in a video of Temple of Doom (from the video shop) and then not hearing it again until I bought the DVD. I remember it as we thought it was hilarious.

Presumably they thought a bit of swearing wasn't a massive issue in the 80's?
I guess "mild swearing" was okay.
It was just one S word when he was on the rope bridge, iirc

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Mrs Doubtfire was rated a 12 and you were definitely remembering it wrong. I haven't seen it in donkeys years, probably since it hit VHS and all those things you list I remember.
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Did we just all watch cut versions on tv until the dvd revolution?


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Did we just all watch cut versions on tv until the dvd revolution?


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The Goonies is the most obvious example, as I loved the movie but watched TV cuts my whole life (until the DVD).

The TV cut started with the car chase (missed out the hanging in the cell, the escape), there was naturally no swearing and the subtitles from the Spanish translation scene were not printed on screen.

Still seems to happen, big fan of the simpsons and own the DVDs (or ten seasons of them), they certainly do a number of cuts most notably they don't use the word ****** on C4, which they do sometimes say in the actual episodes.
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So is Disney+ edited or unedited simpsons?
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I seem to recall some swearing in The Gate (1987). Was it a 'Kid's film' though?
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So is Disney+ edited or unedited simpsons?
The episode with U2 and the PBS one, both say ******* several times. I guess they're not cut, but not checked
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That words ok on the simpsons but not the forums it seems! Im currently watching the latest season on Disney+ then plan to go back year by year nutil I dovetail when I stopped watching it around S14. Have seen the odd episode since then though.
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I think it's mainly because back then people didn't get offended by every little thing, so people didn't care and wouldn't complain if some kid called another one gay for doing something stupid!
Life was a lot better before everyone was forced to become totally P.C.
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Yeah - was much better when you could call someone an n-word or a spastic or use gay as an insult.

How do you think it feels for a kid uncertain about their sexuality to hear gay being used in films as an insult?
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Yeah - was much better when you could call someone an n-word or a spastic or use gay as an insult.

How do you think it feels for a kid uncertain about their sexuality to hear gay being used in films as an insult?
People generally were more resilient back then and didn't take offence so easily. Even the ones who were uncertain about their sexuality.
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Wow. This thread took a turn

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I seem to recall some swearing in The Gate (1987). Was it a 'Kid's film' though?
Seems it was meant to be marketed as a kid's film, but got slapped with a 15 cert by the BBFC.
Still a good little film though.

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I think it's mainly because back then people didn't get offended by every little thing, so people didn't care and wouldn't complain if some kid called another one gay for doing something stupid!
Life was a lot better before everyone was forced to become totally P.C.
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People generally were more resilient back then and didn't take offence so easily. Even the ones who were uncertain about their sexuality.
I imagine if you expanded your horizons and thought about people a little more, you would realise how wrong that statement is

In reality those people just “put up”
Locked into their own thoughts and worries. Smiling at “jokes” to maintain the status quo whilst being woefully unhappy and feeling as if nobody understood

It’s just these days we know to challenge certain behaviours and be more considerate of others.
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