How can movies like "48 Hours" and "Risky Business" air on AMC?

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  1. John Kilduff

    John Kilduff Screenwriter

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    When I say that, I mean how can they air in their original versions?

    I've ntoiced extensive amounts of R-rated movies airing on AMC in recent months, and figuring we probably have some viewers of the network still, I'll ask;

    Is AMC still editing their titles, or are they airing uncensored but still pan-and-scan? The DVD_TV titles are excluded, since they air uncensored.

    Sincerely,

    John Kilduff...

    Possible AMC dialogue for "48 Hours": "I'm your worst nightmare...A brother with a badge and that means I've got permission to kick your butt whenever I feel like it."

    Possible AMC dialogue for "Risky Business": "Sometimes you just gotta say 'What The Hell'?"
     
  2. Greg_S_H

    Greg_S_H Executive Producer

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    They played An Officer and a Gentleman uncut and OAR over a year ago. The language is pretty rough for broadcast, but it was intact.

    TCM played the Exorcist uncut, and the language is even more shocking. Played in full.
     
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    Diallo B Screenwriter

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    cable does not have the same restrictions as broadcast television. most any cable station can air whatever they want if they choose.
     
  4. Paul_Medenwaldt

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    FX recently has been playing R rated movies with no cuts and Comedy Central has aired South Park The Movie in the early morning hours uncut.

    Paul
     
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    It makes it hard to get sponsors if you get too controversial.
     

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