Unrated | | Biography, Crime, Drama
When the film was submitted to the MPAA and received an X rating, John McNaughton asked them what he could change to receive an R rating. The board members told him bluntly that there were no possible edits that would move the film out the X, and ... ...
Henry: What did you do that for?
Otis: I guess I got carried away.
Henry: Well I guess you did, Otis.
Otis: Shit, I got to have a TV...
Henry: Well, let's go shopping.
Some obvious matte lines are seen in the film from time to time.
Before the film begins the following can be read: "This film is a fictional dramatization of certain events. 'Henry' is not intended to be an accurate portrayal of a true story. The film is based partly on confessions of a person named Henry, many of which he later recanted. As to Otis and Betty, the film is fictional."