Will 'Cooler' heads prevail?

Kramer, Wayne
August 2003
Daily Variety;8/18/2003, Vol. 280 Issue 31/32, SPECIAL REPORT. p22
Trade Publication
Accounts the sentiment of film director Wayne Kramer concerning the NC-17 rating of his film 'The Cooler' by the Motion Pictures Association of America (MPAA) in the U.S. Reason given by the MPAA for the NC-17 rating; Concerns of the sales impact of the rating; Details on the sexual display in the film.


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