12A certificate (A means Adult) is a certificate given by the BBFC that states that persons under 12 must be accompanied by a parent or adult guardian for the duration of the film. It replaced 12 for cinema in 2002 (during a Norwich trial, when the certificate was known as "PG-12"), and is not used for video. The BBFC does not recommend that persons under 12 see a 12A movie. The adult must also purchase the movie ticket for a 12A film, when bringing kids under 12 in.
Since accompanied viewing cannot be enforced at the home, the 12 certificate is instead issued for video releases.
The Bourne Identity was the first film to be classified as a 12A.
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