Some characters exhibit conniving, selfish, and greedy behavior. Others are sociopathic criminals who make sport of murder, rape, and other violent crimes. Some members of a corporation are shown to be corrupt and callous. One character capitalizes on the tragedy and misfortunes of others. Senior executives are corrupt. Several characters -- including Murphy and Lewis -- do the right thing, however, and remain noble. Also, several villainous characters do not triumph in the end.
Graphic violence throughout. Characters use weapons -- from handguns and sword-like objects to machine guns, grenades, and military-style assault cannons -- to kill and injure people or destroy property. Two men attempt to rape a woman in a parking lot, taunting and terrorizing her with a knife. Some scenes are exceedingly gruesome, as when a gang shoots off a policeman's hand and arm, or when a man is horribly burned and disfigured in a toxic-waste accident; a car then runs him over and decapitates him in the process. In a hostage situation, one hostage is shown lying dead and bloody on the floor. Various fistfights are shown, where people punch and kick each other violently. Emergency-room workers intubate and defibrillate a patient.
A man and two women snort cocaine and make out; he snorts the drug from one woman's cleavage. A locker-room scene shows some male rear nudity and female breasts.
A lot of profanity throughout, including "f--k," "s--t," "asshole," and "c--ksucker." Also, phrases such as "I'm going to blow his brains out."
A woman drinks from a Coca-Cola cup and appears to be eating from McDonald's containers.
Characters drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes, and use cocaine.