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In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. Written by
This movie was also turned into an extreme walk-through horror maze/experience in Los Angeles called The Purge: Fear The Night. See more »
When James Sandin and his wife Mary tie up the homeless man, Charlie leaves the room, holding the flashlight in his hand. However, they both continue to be lit and in the following scene, Mary picks the flashlight from the floor and uses it herself. See more »
Tonight allows people a release for all the hatred and violence that they keep up inside them.
Why don't you guys kill someone tonight?
Because we don't feel the need to, Charlie.
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In 2022, the United States of America celebrates once a year "The Purge", a 12-hour period when any crime is allowed including murder. The result is a economical growth and society free of homeless, sick and unproductive persons.
James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) is a successful salesman that sells security systems for the houses. He lives with his wife Mary (Lena Headey) and his teenage son Charlie (Max Burkholder) and daughter Zoey (Adelaide Kane) in a fancy house in the suburb. During the purge, James seals his house and plans to watch a movie with his family. However, Charlie sees a stranger (Edwin Hodge) fleeing from a group that is hunting him down and he disarms the security device and lets the man in. But the leader (Rhys Wakefield) of the group gives an ultimatum to James: if he does not deliver the man to the group, they would kill the whole family. Now James has to find where the man is hidden and decide his fate.
"The Purge" is a stupid movie with an absurd storyline that may be reasonable for American people that lives in a country frequently in war and with a powerful armament industry and armed citizens. But it is hard to swallow the explanation of the purge in most of the countries since the story is totally unbelievable. How could a society live without regret and rage on the day after of such savagery? Jealousy would become grieve, hatred, need of revenge on the next day no matter the laws. In addition, in a society living this way, the moron Charlie could never have the codes of the security system. In the end, this movie is a senseless garbage. My vote is one (awful).
Title (Brazil): "Uma Noite de Crime" ("One Night of Crime")
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