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Sex & Nudity

  • On two occasions men's bare shoulders are briefly seen: once while in the water, and once while sleeping. Neither is sexualized

Violence & Gore

  • A man is clubbed in the head; he dies (the scene is at night and not bloody). Tom is hit over the head and survives he collapes in the doorway of his motel room with his family. The next morning the wound on his right cheek is seen breifly.


  • The word 'jackassin' is used

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Some scenes with cigerette smoking.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • A truck was stopped by angry crowd holding planks.
  • The Joads including Tom have to avoid being caught by the local sherriffs. They try to hide the crimes that they did and accuse somebody else.
  • Starvation is a constant theme.


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Violence & Gore

  • Grampa Joad dies of a heart attack.
  • Granma Joad dies but we don't know how though. A woman is shot by a sherrif while the other men are trying to control the police. Casy tells them that he hit the sherrif that made him 'talk back'.

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