Curses count in `South Park'

July 14, 1999|By Knight Ridder/Tribune

Most movie critics in the country have pointed out that "South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut" contains lots of profanity.

Patricia Rothwell and her father, Jim, may be the only people to actually count all the naughty words.

Their tally: 399 examples of adult language with 128 involving accompanying crude gestures -- making it minute for minute the most profane movie the Rothwells' company has ever counted.

The Rothwells and their business partner, Jeannette Holtham, aren't censors. They're professional counters.

Their Colorado Springs-based company, Media Index, attempts to quantify not only the use of adult language in movies but the number of violent acts, sexual situations and nude scenes.

Pub Date: 7/14/99

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