Red Dawn was the first movie to be released with a PG-13 rating

On Aug. 10, 1984, only three months after parents were outraged over the release of PG-rated “Temple of Doom,” “Red Dawn,” a drama starring Patrick Swayze, became the first film to be released with a PG-13 rating. The rating was influenced by Spielberg and the rating of Gremlins a year earlier.

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