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Entertainment Media Analysis Report

Pushing Tin (1999), R
CAP Score: 47, CAP ID: 1.26

Thomas A. Carder
CAP President
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"Pushing Tin (R, 1999) -- a new look at air traffic controllers. A sobering thought about the humanity of the people at the scope who are at any moment in control of hundreds of lives. The movie revealed that if an air traffic controller gets three "deals" (close air misses between planes) in 2.5 years, s/he has to be pulled from duty. Wow! They can have THREE mistakes involving risk of death to hundreds of passengers. I never knew that! (What am I saying?!) I have (intentionally) done precisely that of which I "preach" against: assuming that what is said in the movies is correct and accurate.

It was just a movie. And because of that fact, I offer the findings for your assessment: YOUR decision whether the movie is okay for yourself or any member of your family.

It was indeed an R-rated movie. Many uses of foul language including the most foul of them PLUS the use of God's name in vain both with and without the four letter expletive. Nudity, sexual intercourse (clothed/masked), sexual talk and innuendo, a lot of cleavage, and open mouth kissing and exchanging the contents. Booze, drinking, and alcoholism were part of the choreography of "Pushing Tin."

About all that can be said about the movie is sex, booze, and foul language.

For the best representation of the CAP Entertainment Media Analysis Model applied to this movie, be sure to visit the Findings/Scoring section below.


NOTE: Multiple occurrences of each item described below are likely.

Wanton Violence/Crime (W):
  • reckless driving to show off
  • bomb threat
  • fighting

    Impudence/Hate (I)(1):
  • 48 uses of foul language, 12 of which were the most foul
  • a married man taking a married woman other than his wife to a restaurant
  • lies to mate about adultery
  • taking joy in adultery

    Sex/Homosexuality (S):
  • sex talk, references, comments, and innuendo
  • wearing underwear as street clothes
  • adult underwear
  • inappropriate touch
  • sexual innuendo let alone in front of kids
  • clothed sexual activity
  • open mouth kissing and exchanging the contents
  • excessive cleavage
  • sensual dress
  • camera angle to force viewer on private regions
  • invitation to commit adultery
  • adultery
  • unmarried hetero couple in bed in underwear
  • nudity (long contact with partial nudity)
  • rubbing sensually
  • dialogue about adultery

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • booze
  • drinking
  • drunkenness
  • alcoholism

    Offense to God (O)(2):
  • 12 uses of God's name in vain, four of which were with the four letter expletive
  • "The universe tends toward chaos." which is a lie about God's Perfection. Things in the universe tend toward equilibrium, not chaos.
  • frequent tattoos (Lev 19:28)

    Murder/Suicide (M)(3):
  • none noted

    (1) As noted in CAP Special Report-001, "Investigation Area and Scoring Trend," of the six CAP Investigation Areas, Impudence/Hate was the strongest presence in all four movie classifications. It has a strong revelation about the entertainment media.

    (2) The use of the three/four letter word vocabulary without God's name is incorporated into the Impudence/Hate Investigation Area. The use of God's name with or without the three/four letter word vocabulary is incorporated into the Offense to God Investigation Area. There is no duplication. As required of the Holy Scriptures, unless God's name is used with reverence to His glory and praise, its use is considered in vain, whether literal or euphemistic.

    (3) Only portrayal of successful murder or suicide are incorporated into Murder/Suicide. Presentation of attempts to commit murder or suicide and deaths by police action or war are incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime.

    Additional reviews of this movie may be located at "Movie Review Query Engine at Telerama."

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