by Chris Bodenner

An appeal to the MPAA by the makers of The Tillman Story to get the film's R rating changed to PG-13 was rejected. Why? Too many F-bombs:

“It comes as a very big disappointment,” said [producer John] Battsek. “We set out three years ago to make a very truthful film working in tandem with the family. This is almost another mini-blow to the family. It’s like they are being censored for their honesty in the film because the fact is Tillman used the F-word."

In fact, the words "I'm Pat Fucking Tillman" were his last - words he kept yelling as he was mowed down by friendly fire. Mark Warren narrates another pivotal scene with the word "fuck" in it. Sheila Broflovski said it best:

Remember what the MPAA says: Horrific, deplorable violence is okay, as long as people don't say any naughty words!

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