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(2004), PG-13 [R-13*]
Analysis Date
CAP Final Score
CAP Influence Density
November 12, 2004
29 out of 100

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(This section may be and sometimes is somewhat subjective.)

If Scriptural references appear, the full text appears at the end of the Summary / Commentary likely using a mix of KJV and NIV.

(2004), PG-13 [R-13*] -- ...could not have been more "R" if the MPAA rated it R.

Cast/Crew Details Courtesy Internet Movie Database
Production (US): New Line Cinema, Firm Films, Rat Entertainment
Distribution (US): New Line Cinema
Director(s): Brett Ratner
Producer(s): Kent Alterman, Beau Flynn, James M. Freitag, Keith Goldberg, Patrick J. Palmer, Chris Pollack, Jay Stern, Tripp Vinson
Story: Paul Zbyszewski
Screenplay: Paul Zbyszewski, Craig Rosenberg
Cinematography/Camera: Dante Spinotti, Peter Zuccarini
Music: Lalo Schifrin
Film Editing: Mark Helfrich
Casting: Robyn Owen, Victoria Thomas
Production Design: Geoffrey Kirkland
Viewed At: Driftwood Theater 6

This film could not have been more "R" if the MPAA rated it R. After the Sunset earned a score of 29 with an influence density of 1.74. The scoring range earned by R-rated films in the comparative baseline database is 54 and below out of 100. The range of influence density figures earned by R-rated films in the comparative baseline database is 0.89 to 2.04 (see CAP Methodology. After the Sunset is also a perfect example of the CAP Rule of 1000), using many "lesser" examples of assault on morality to achieve the same "high" than fewer more bold examples typically associated with more severely rated films. As I have been saying for years, we have become so drugged by the narcotics of extremes that what once was morally unacceptable has become morally invisible. After the Sunset is also a perfect example of the finding of Harvard University which we proved a full four years before them (see Harvard Agrees With Us). I wonder if ever anyone will see the incredible power of the CAP Analysis Model and fully fund us.

In After the Sunset, retired diamond thief, Max Burdett (Pierce Brosnan) was living with his accomplice in crime and cohabitation partner, Lola Cirillo (Salma Hayek) in the lap of Caribbean luxury after successfully stealing two of the three Napoleon diamonds, called Napoleon diamonds since the are reportedly from Napoleon's sword.

Max basks in the the near equatorial sun quietly and content ... until he is told that the third Napoleon diamond was aboard the Seven Seas Navigator luxury cruise ship on its Diamond Cruise anchored within a underwater swim's distance from his Atlantis Paradise Island residence.

Max was told about the third Napoleon diamond by the quintessential toy of Max's world-class thieving talents, FBI Agent Stan Lloyd (Woody Harrelson). Stan had a vendetta for Max because Max made a puppet of Stan in Stan's attempt to guard transport of the second Napoleon diamond. Max used a joystick to steal the diamond. Stan was in the "pixel card" controlled by Max's joystick. It didn't matter that Stan had more protection than the President. Because Stan sported a seething resentment of Max, it is odd that the pair developed a spooning relationship. Maybe it is not all FBI that is coursing through Stan's veins. Indeed, Stan's presence in the Caribbean was not even sanctioned by the FBI. He was there on his own.

Word travels fast and far when one is famous. Henri Mooré (Don Cheadle), actually Henry Moore who put the little thingee above the "e" in Mooré just to give it the "Moor-ray" sound to better fit the local demograhy, also got wind of the third Napoleon diamond on the boat in the bay. Henry also knew Max, the world's greatest diamond thief, was lounging on the island. What an opportunity for the visionary opportunist! The world best diamond thief in a waterfront abode on the same shoreline as the world's most valuable diamond.

If this all sounds like the standard formula for any wannabe espionage high-dollar heist movie, it is. That is all it is. But with "007" as a criminal instead of a crime fighter.

The Findings/Scoring section presents a rather long list of observations for your consideration. I'll summarize it for you here.

The Wanton Violence/Crime (W) investigation area found enough issues of violence and crime to evaporate all of its starting 100 points: gunfire to kill; firearm threats; robbery; breaking and entering; reckless gunfire; knife impalement; gunfire killing; more. [Ps. 7:16, Prov. 13:2, Hab. 2:9]

The Impudence/Hate (I) investigation area also found enough assaults on morality and ethics to lose all of its starting 100 points: many uses of the three/four letter word vocabulary plus one use of the most foul of the foul words [Lev. 26:19, Col. 3:8]; equating theft with fun and encouraging theft; lies; "withholding a little truth" and "fibbing" is not lying [Rev. 21:8]; more.

Sexual Immorality (S) found much challenge of the "R" threshold. Examples included: extensive dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure; a man and a woman in bed, one or both nude, making out more than once; side female nudity and thong nudity;offers of sexual favor; a female grabbing the privates of a male; a woman stripping before a man; cohabitation; more. [Gal. 5:19, 1Ths. 4:1-5, 1Cor. 7:2] All for your 13 year olds ... IF you let them [Luke 17:2].

Drugs/Alcohol (D) revealed enough drinking, drunkenness and smoking of cigarettes and dope plus the use of drugs to control to erase all but one of its starting 100 points. [Eph. 5:18]

The Offense to God (O) investigation area found some perverse philosophy in "The only way to rid yourself of temptation is to yield to it" [Col. 2:8] and some uses of God's name in vain but all without the four letter expletive. [Deut. 5:11]

The Murder/Suicide (M) investigation area found no murders or suicides. A gunfire death, tough among criminals, was a defensive killing so it was incorporated into the Wanton Violence/Crime scoring.


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  • Ps. 7:16 The trouble he causes [mischief] recoils on himself; his violence comes down on his own head.
  • Prov. 13:2 From the fruit of his lips a man enjoys good things, but the unfaithful have a craving for violence.
  • Hab. 2:9 Woe to him who builds his realm by unjust gain to set his nest on high, to escape the clutches of ruin!
  • Lev. 26:19 I will break down your stubborn pride [arrogance, self exaltation] and make the sky above you like iron and the ground beneath you like bronze. [Yes, it is arrogance and self-exaltation which gives us the haughtiness to violate clean speech.]
  • Col. 3:8 But now you must rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, slander, and filthy language from your lips.
  • Rev. 21:8 But the [unforgiven] fearful [cowardly], and unbelieving, and the abominable [vile], and murderers, and whoremongers [sexually immoral], and sorcerers [practitioners of witchcraft, magic, sorcery, divination, etc.], and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
  • Gal. 5:19 The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery;
  • 1Ths. 4:1-5 Finally, brothers, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus. It is God's will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control his [or her] own body [which includes control of drives, touching, seeking, lusting (even after images), promiscuity, etc.] in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the heathen, who do not know God;
  • 1Cor. 7:2 But since there is so much immorality, each man should have his own wife, and each woman her own husband.
  • Eph. 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit. ["Wine" can be any intoxicating substance. Though it is not a sin to drink, it is a sin to get drunk. A recent study has found an undeniable link between the presentation of alcoholic beverages and tobacco in and as entertainment and abuse of them by adolescents. And teaching/causing youth to abuse alcohol/tobacco by emboldening youth with them in and as entertainment invokes Luke 17:2]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • Deut. 5:11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. [Vain is shav' {shawv}: emptiness, nothingness, vanity, such as an expletive. With or without the four letter expletive, the use of God's name in any way other than respect, reverence or thoughtful discussion is in vain. That includes the popular three syllable sentence with His name trailing it AND the misuse of Jesus' name.]

    ***Selected Scriptures of Armour against the influence of the entertainment industry***
  • Ps. 12:8 The wicked freely strut about [e.g., create progressively vile/offensive entertainment with impunity and no consequences and present it to younger and younger audiences every year] when what is vile is honored among men [when enough people continue to defend it, embrace it, pay for it, enjoy it, want it, submit to it. I call attention to Ps. 12:8 to warn of the creeping desensitizing power of "entertainment."]
  • Col. 2:8 Beware lest any man [by his influence] spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.
  • 1 Cor. 15:33 (KJV) Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners. (NIV) Do not be misled: Bad company corrupts good character.
  • Rom. 5:19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will be made righteous.
  • Jude 4 For certain men* whose condemnation was written about long ago have secretly slipped in among you. They are godless men, who change [warp, distort, falsely represent, situationally redefine, counterfeit, conditionally apply] the grace of our God into a license for immorality and deny Jesus Christ our only Sovereign and Lord. [*men: anthropos {anth'-ro-pos}, generic, a human being, whether male or female]
  • Matt. 25:40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto [or for] one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto [or for] me.
  • Luke 17:2 It would be better for him to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around his neck than for him to cause one of these little ones to sin. [cause by teaching or example]
  • Ps. 119:133 Direct my footsteps according to your word; let no sin rule over me.
  • John 14:15 If ye love me, keep my commandments.
  • 1 Thess. 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.


    As always, it is best to refer to the Findings/Scoring section -- the heart of the CAP analysis model -- for the most complete assessment possible of this movie.
    (The heart of the CAP Analysis Model)

    After the Sunset (2004) CAP Thermometers

    Wanton Violence/Crime (W)
  • vehicular assault
  • reckless endangerment
  • reckless gunfire, repeatedly
  • gunfire injury
  • robbery
  • theft, repeatedly
  • firearm for assault
  • firearm threat to head, repeatedly
  • planning robbery, repeatedly
  • physical assault, repeatedly
  • firearm threat to control
  • breaking and entering, repeatedly
  • gunfire to kill
  • knife impalement
  • gunfire killing
  • attempted murder, repeatedly
  • police corruption

    Impudence/Hate (I)
  • 24 uses f the three/four letter word vocabulary
  • one use of the most foul of the foul words
  • spectator rudeness
  • lies, frequent
  • encouraging to steal
  • theft = fun
  • demonstrating how to pick a lock
  • "withheld a little truth", "fibbed" does not equal lie

    Sexual Immorality (S)
  • sexual innuendo, repeatedly
  • dressing to maximize the female form and/or skin exposure, repeatedly
  • camera angle to force viewer on private parts, repeatedly
  • excessive breast exposure
  • man/woman in bed making out nude and in underwear, obviously as foreplay for intercourse, repeatedly
  • cohabitation, entire show
  • side female nudity
  • thong nudity
  • excessive cleavage, repeatedly
  • vulgar innuendo, repeatedly
  • offer of sexual favor, repeatedly
  • female grabbing male private parts
  • vulgar dance
  • porn dress
  • crotch hit
  • man in tub, repeatedly
  • porn talk
  • woman stripping before man
  • fetish for sex
  • homosexual implication
  • four drag queens (transvestism)
  • spooning between two males
  • below navel skin - male
  • skimpy swim wear, repeatedly

    Drugs/Alcohol (D):
  • drugging to disable
  • booze, repeatedly
  • smoking dope
  • drunkenness, repeatedly
  • drinking
  • smoking

    Offense to God (O)
  • four uses of God's name in vain but all without the four letter expletive
  • "The only way to rid yourself of temptation is to yield to it"

    Murder/Suicide (M)
  • none noted - defensive killing incorporated into Wanton Violence/Crime

  • Christian Long Distance



    There are some in the entertainment industry who maintain that 1) violent programming is harmless because no studies exist that prove a connection between violent entertainment and aggressive behavior in children, and 2) young people know that television, movies, and video games are simply fantasy. Unfortunately, they are wrong on both accounts." And "Viewing violence may lead to real life violence." I applaud these associations for fortifying 1 Cor. 15:33. Read the rest of the story. From our more than eight years of study, I contend that other aberrant behaviors, attitudes, and expressions can be inserted in place of "violence" in that statement. Our Director - Child Psychology Support, a licensed psychologist and certified school psychologist concurs. For example, "Viewing arrogance against fair authority may lead to your kids defying you in real life." Or "Viewing sex may lead to sex in real life." Likewise and especially with impudence, hate and foul language. I further contend that any positive behavior can be inserted in place of "violence" with the same chance or likelihood of being a behavior template for the observer; of being incorporated into the behavior mechanics and/or coping skills of the observer. In choosing your entertainment, please consider carefully the "rest of the story" and our findings.

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