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MPAA ratings guide

2002 releases:
    November 2002 releases:
  • The Emperor's Club   Directed by Michael Hoffman; Rated PG-13

    Based on the short story "The Palace Thief" by Ethan Canin

    Starring: Kevin Kline, Emile Hirsch, Embeth Davidtz, Joel Gretsch, Harris Yulin and Rob Morrow

  • Frida   Directed by Julie Taymor; Rated R for sexuality, nudity and language

    Based on the book by Hayden Herrera

    Starring: Salma Hayek, Alfred Molina, Geoffrey Rush, Ashley Judd, Antonio Banderas, and Mia Maestro

    October 2002 releases:
  • Auto Focus   Directed by Paul Schrader; Rated R-17

    Based on the book "The Murder of Bob Crane" by Robert Graysmith

    Starring: Greg Kinnear, Willem Dafoe, Rita Wilson, Maria Bello and Ron Leibman

  • The Ring   Directed by Gore Verbinski; Rated PG-13

    From the novel by Koji Suzuki

    Starring: Naomi Watts, Martin Henderson, David Dorfman, Brian Cox, Daveigh Chase and Rachael Bella

  • Tuck Everlasting   Directed by Jay Russell; Rated PG

    Starring: William Hurt, Sissy Spacek, Ben Kingsley, Alexis Bledel, Jonathan Jackson, Amy Irving and Scott Bairstow

  • Red Dragon   Directed by Brett Ratner; Rated R

    Based on the book by Thomas Harris

    Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton, Ralph Fiennes, Harvey Keitel, Emily Watson, Mary-Louise Parker, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Anthony Heald

    September 2002 releases:
  • Moonlight Mile   Written and directed by Brad Silberling; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Jake Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Ellen Pompeo, Holly Hunter, Dabney Coleman

  • Sweet Home Alabama   Directed by Andy Tennant; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Josh Lucas, Reese Witherspoon, Patrick Dempsey, Candice Bergen, Fred Ward, Mary Kay Place

  • The Four Feathers   Directed by Shekhar Kapur; Rated PG-13

    Based on the novel by A. E. W. Mason

    Starring: Heath Ledger, Wes Bentley, Kate Hudson, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Sheen

    August 2002 releases:
  • Simone   Written, produced and directed by Andrew Niccol; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Al Pacino, Catherine Keener, Jay Mohr, Evan Rachel Wood, Winona Ryder, Pruitt Taylor Vince

  • Possession   Directed by Neil LaBute; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Lena Headley, Holly Aird

  • Blood Work   Directed and produced by Clint Eastwood; Rated R

    Starring: Clint Eastwood, Jeff Daniels, Anjelica Huston, Wanda de Jesus, Tina Lifford, Paul Rodriguez and Dylan Walsh

  • Signs   Written and directed by M. Night Shyamalan; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, Caroline Aaron

    July 2002 releases:
  • Never Again   Written and directed by Eric Schaeffer; Rated R

    Starring: Jill Clayburgh, Jeffrey Tambor, Sandy Duncan, Bill Duke, Michael McKean and Caroline Aaron

  • K-19: The Widowmaker   Directed by Kathryn Bigelow; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Harrison Ford, Liam Neeson, Peter Sarsgaard, Christian Camargo

  • Reign of Fire   Directed by Rob Bowman; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Matthew McConaughey, Izabella Scorupco, Christian Bale, Gerard Butler and Alexander Siddig

  • Road to Perdition   Directed by Sam Mendes; Rated R

    Based on the graphic novel written by Max Allen Collins and illustrated by Richard Piers Rayner

    Starring: Tom Hanks, Paul Newman, Jude Law,
    Daniel Craig, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Tyler Hoechlin

    June 2002 releases:
  • Sunshine State   Written and directed by John Sayles; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Jane Alexander, Edie Falco, Angela Bassett, Bill Cobbs, Mary Steenburgen, Mary Alice, Timothy Hutton, Miguel Ferrer and Alan King

  • The Bourne Identity   Directed by Doug Liman; Rated PG-13

    Based on the novel by Robert Ludlum

    Starring: Matt Damon, Franka Potente, Chris Cooper, Cliven Owen, Brian Cox, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

  • The Sum of All Fears   Directed by Phil Alden Robinson; Rated PG-13

    Based on the novel by Tom Clancy

    Starring: Ben Affleck, Morgan Freeman, James Cromwell, Live Schreiber, Alan Bates, Philip Baker Hall

  • Bad Company   Directed by Joel Schumacher; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Anthony Hopkins, Chris Rock, Kerry Washington, Matthew Marsh

    May 2002 releases:
  • About a Boy   Co-directed by Paul and Chris Weitz; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Hugh Grant, Nicholas Hoult, Rachel Weisz, Toni Collette, Victoria Smurfit

  • Hollywood Ending   Directed by Woody Allen; Rated PG-13

    Starring: Woody Allen, Tea Leoni, Debra Messing, Mark Rydell, Treat Williams, George Hamilton

  • Nine Queens   Written and directed by Fabián Bielinsky; Unrated

    Starring: Gastón Pauls, Ricardo Darin, Leticia Bredice

  • Ultimate X   Written and directed by Bruce Hendricks; I-Max big screen;  Rated PG

    Interviews and performances by: Cory "Nasty" Nastazio, Jennifer O'Brien, Travis Pastrana, Tony Hawk

  • The Piano Teacher   Written and directed by Michael Haneke; Unrated

    Starring: Isabelle Huppert, Benoît Magimel, Annie Girardot, Anna Sigalevitch



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