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The Purge -- From the producer of Paranormal Activity and starring Ethan Hawke, comes an inventive thriller that dares you to survive the most dangerous night in America when all crime is legal.
The Purge -- Given the country's overcrowded prisons, the U.S. government begins to allow 12-hour periods of time in which all illegal activity is legal. During one of these free-for-alls, a family must protect themselves from a home invasion.
The Purge -- Clip: James tells Mary and Charlie they are going to fight
The Purge -- Clip: A Stranger Threatens To Enter The Sandins Home
The Purge -- Clip: Charlie asks his parents why they dont participate in The Purge

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Director:
Writer (WGA):
James DeMonaco (written by)
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Release Date:
7 June 2013 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Reminder all emergency services will be suspended for a 12-hour period during the purge. See more »
Plot:
In the future, a wealthy family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 6 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Ethan Hawke ... James Sandin

Lena Headey ... Mary Sandin

Max Burkholder ... Charlie Sandin

Adelaide Kane ... Zoey Sandin

Edwin Hodge ... Bloody Stranger

Rhys Wakefield ... Polite Stranger

Tony Oller ... Henry

Arija Bareikis ... Mrs. Grace Ferrin

Tom Yi ... Mr. Cali

Chris Mulkey ... Mr. Halverson
Tisha French ... Mrs. Halverson
Dana Bunch ... Mr. Ferrin
Peter Gvozdas ... Dr. Peter Buynak

John Weselcouch ... Freak Interrupting

Alicia Vela-Bailey ... Female Freak
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jesse Jacobs ... Freak #2

David Basila ... George (uncredited)
Boima Blake ... Freak #1 (uncredited)

Nathan Clarkson ... Freak (uncredited)

Aaron Kuban ... Freak (uncredited)

Chester Lockhart ... Freak (uncredited)

Tyler Osterkamp ... Freak (uncredited)

Karen Strassman ... Newscaster (uncredited)
Rj Wolfe ... Freak (uncredited)

Directed by
James DeMonaco 
 
Writing credits
(WGA) (in alphabetical order)
James DeMonaco  written by

Produced by
Michael Bay .... producer
Jason Blum .... producer
Jeanette Brill .... co-producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)
Gerard DiNardi .... line producer
Andrew Form .... producer
Bradley Fuller .... producer
Sebastien Lemercier .... producer (as Sebastien K. Lemercier)
 
Original Music by
Nathan Whitehead 
 
Cinematography by
Jacques Jouffret 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Gvozdas 
 
Casting by
Lisa Fields 
John Barba (uncredited)
 
Production Design by
Melanie Jones  (as Melanie Paizis-Jones)
 
Art Direction by
Nicolas Plotquin  (as Nick Plotquin)
 
Set Decoration by
Karuna Karmarkar 
 
Costume Design by
Lisa Norcia 
 
Makeup Department
Steve Costanza .... makeup department head
Jennifer Gerber .... additional makeup artist
David Larson .... department head hair
Greg McDougall .... prosthetic designer
Elizabeth Rabe .... hair assistant
Nacoma Whobrey .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Kaylene Carlson .... unit production manager
Phillip Dawe .... post-production executive
Jeff Kloss .... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Deon Boyce .... second second assistant director
Thomas Coe .... first assistant director: additional photography
Gerard DiNardi .... first assistant director
Gavin Kleintop .... second second assistant director
Lucille OuYang .... first assistant director: second unit (as Luc Ouyang)
Lucille OuYang .... second assistant director: additional photography (as Luc Ouyang)
Ram Paul Silbey .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Alberto Bianchini .... on-set dresser (as Alberto Giovanni Bianchini)
Annie Brandt .... art department production assistant
Hunter Brown .... leadman: reshoots
Monique Cavin .... on-set dresser
Catherine Devaney .... art consultant (as Cate Devaney)
Rhannon Dodge .... art department production assistant
Tim Dodge .... set dresser
Anthony B. Egan .... paint foreman
Zak Faust .... art department coordinator
Bob Fox .... paint foreman (as Bob 'Toxic Bob' Fox)
Kirk Graves .... assistant propmaster
Joel Hamilton .... property master
Samuel Hamilton .... property production assistant (as Sam Hamilton)
Hector Hernandez .... set painter
Gary Jones .... construction foreman
Mark Kalainoff .... set painter
David Lordan .... art department production assistant (as David Anthony Lordan)
Scott MacDonald .... leadman
Simon Mayer .... prop maker: gangboss
Robert 'Cass' McEntee .... construction coordinator (re-shoot)
William Parker .... propmaker
Augy Plotquin .... construction coordinator
Kay Quitan .... set dresser
Mark Rielly .... propmaker (as Mark Reilly)
Patrick Rourk .... assistant propmaster
Jeramey Rund .... art department production assistant
John Sadler .... property master: reshoots
Hillel Chaim Smith .... property master (as Hillel Smith)
Joel Tabbush .... art department coordinator
 
Sound Department
Brian Armstrong .... sound re-recording mixer
Brian Armstrong .... supervising sound editor
Kami Asgar .... additional sound
Robert Batha .... foley editor (as Rob Batha)
Anna Behlmer .... sound re-recording mixer
Cole Bluma .... boom operator: reshoots
Kelly Cabral .... sound supervisor
Scott Curtis .... foley mixer
Evan Daum .... adr mixer
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor
Eric Flickinger .... re-recording mix technician
Charles German .... utility sound (as Charlie German)
David Michael Green .... post production infrastructure
Ted Hamer .... utility sound
Paul Hammond .... adr mixer
Nathan Hankins .... assistant sound editor
James Hyde .... adr recordist
Jason Johnston .... boom operator
Matthew Kallen .... director of sound services
Alex Knickerbocker .... trailer sound supervisor
Erica Kram .... post-production sound coordinator
Jason Krane .... dialogue editor
Dawn Lunsford .... foley artist
Craig Mann .... sound re-recording mixer
Steven Morrow .... production sound mixer (as Steve Morrow)
Kevin O'Connell .... sound supervisor
Jordan O'Neill .... Datasat Sound Mastering Engineer
Erin Oakley .... dialogue editor
Julia Owen .... foley mixer
Buck Robinson .... production sound mixer: reshoots
Tom Ryan .... adr mixer
Steve Schatz .... sound re-recording mixer
Ric Schnupp .... adr recordist
Alicia Stevenson .... foley artist
Edward Tise .... sound mixer
Tim Tuchrello .... assistant sound editor
Sebastian Sheehan Visconti .... foley artist
Sebastian Sheehan Visconti .... sound designer
Sebastian Sheehan Visconti .... sound editor
Jordan Wilby .... sound effects editor
Zane D. Bruce .... additional foley (uncredited)
Pedro Jimenez .... trailer re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Antony Zeller .... additional foley editor (uncredited)
Antony Zeller .... additional foley mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Lawrence Decker .... special effects coordinator
Mark Gullesserian .... special effects coordinator
Mark Gullesserian .... special effects
Doug Passarelli .... pyro technician
Micah Roehr .... special effects technician
 
Visual Effects by
Tommy Aagaard .... visual effects editor
Aaron Becker .... main title design
Toby Brockhurst .... compositing artist
Noah Caddis .... compositing artist
Chad E. Collier .... data technician: Method Studios
Janice Barlow Collier .... technical administrator: Method Studios
Greg Emerson .... digital effects artist
Sean Andrew Faden .... visual effects supervisor (as Sean Faden)
Mathias Frodin .... compositing artist
P. Whitney Gearin .... visual effects producer
Lauren Guerard .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Andrew Hildebrand .... main title animation
Ian Holland .... flame artist: Method Studios
Chelsea Kammeyer .... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Marc Nanjo .... compositing artist
Olivier Sarda .... compositing artist
Michael Sausa .... designer: screen designs, Method Design
Eva Snyder .... compositing artist
Marty Taylor .... compositing artist
Marty Taylor .... compositor
Anastasia Von Rahl .... visual effects coordinator
Matt Welch .... flame artist: Method Studios
 
Stunts
Kurt Bryant .... stunt coordinator
Eugene Collier .... stunt performer
J.J. Dashnaw .... stunt performer
Kyle DesChamps .... stunt performer: second unit
Thomas Dewier .... stunt performer
Jayson Dumenigo .... stunt coordinator: second unit
Mickey Facchinello .... stunt performer
Tim Garris .... stunt performer: second unit
Tom Harper .... stunt performer
Thayr Harris .... stunt coordinator
Jesse Jacobs .... stunt performer
Steve Kelso .... stunt performer
Efka Kvaraciejus .... stunt double: for James Sandin
Shanna Lynn .... stunt double: Mrs. Ferrin (as Shanna Lynn Harper)
Ashton Moio .... stunt performer
Natalie Padilla .... stunt performer: second unit
Travis Parker .... stunt performer (as Travis M. Parker)
LaDell Preston .... stunt performer
Courtney Schwartz .... stunt double: for Charlie Sandin
Buddy Sosthand .... stunt performer: second unit
Bryan Thompson .... stunt performer
Albert Valladares .... stunt performer
Rj Wolfe .... stunt performer
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anthony Anderson .... gaffer
Kyle Behling .... camera production assistant
Jeremy Paul Cannon .... digital imaging technician
Jeremy Paul Cannon .... digital imagining technician
David Carreira .... best boy electrician (as Dave 'Daddy O' Carreira)
John T. Connor .... camera first assistant (as John Connor)
John T. Connor .... first assistant camera (as John Connor)
Garret Curtis .... camera second assistant
Aaron J. Galang .... grip
Patrick Gomez .... best boy grip
David Gottlieb .... electrician
William Hall .... key grip: reshoot
Terrell Hasker .... grip
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... video assist
Jordan C. Kadovitz .... video playback operator
Joe Keawe .... grip (as Joe Keawe III)
Matt Kennedy .... still photographer
Daniel C. McFadden .... still photographer
Yuji Nakaza .... electrician
Louis Normandin .... second unit director of photography
Frank Orozco .... best boy grip
Paul Postal .... chief lighting technician: reshoot
Eric Sandlin .... best boy electrician
Darryl St. Juste .... grip
Bobby Thomas .... key grip
John Van Valkenburgh .... chief lighting technician: second unit
Ryan White .... electrician
Ryan White .... lighting technician
Kenneth H. Wiatrak .... camera operator
 
Animation Department
Kirk Graves .... props
 
Casting Department
John Barba .... casting associate
Joe Cappelletti .... voice casting
Shannon Collis .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting
Jeremy Lambert .... extras casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Thong Hoang Nguyen .... on-set costumer (as John Nguyen)
Regalia Thomas .... on-set costumer
 
Editorial Department
Tommy Aagaard .... first assistant editor
Kamila Baghernejad .... digital intermediate producer
J. Cody Baker .... additional color (as James Cody Baker)
Sofie Friis Borup .... additional color
Paul Carlin .... digital conform (as Paul Stephen Carlin)
Mike Chiado .... digital intermediate technologist (as Michael Chiado)
Giovanni DiGiorgio .... color assistant
Siggy Ferstl .... digital intermediate colorist
Shane Harris .... colorist: dailies
Vinka Jurisic .... editorial production assistant
Andy Kaplan .... senior digital intermediate producer
Suraj Kaur Khalsa .... post-production coordinator
Nico Litonjua .... post-production assistant
Jim May .... additional editor
Niccole Osborn .... post-production coordinator
Joe Pestana .... dailies assistant
Christian Schraf .... post-production assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld .... executive producer: and colorist - CO3
Devin Sterling .... digital intermediate head of production
Lorena Talpan .... first assistant editor
Debra L. Tennant .... first assistant editor
Arthur Tremeau .... dailies producer
John Tripp .... color assistant
Kelley Whitis .... post-production coordinator
Lance Spindler .... color timer (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan .... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Jeffrey Biggers .... music mixer (as Jeff Biggers)
Aaron Class .... music assistant
Julie Sessing .... music clearance
Daniel J. Stimac .... music mix assistant (as Danny Stimac)
Greg Vines .... music editor
 
Transportation Department
Carlos Aguilar .... driver
James G. Brill .... transportation coordinator
Fedrico Salas Gonzalez .... set decoration driver
Bill McCance .... driver (as Billy McCance)
Kennyon Salzer .... construction driver
John Yarbrough .... transportation captain (as John David Yarbrough)
 
Other crew
Frank Aldapa .... set medic
Renetta G. Amador .... script supervisor: additional photography
Jordan Anderson .... production assistant
Libby Anderson .... production coordinator
Jeffrey Arwine .... set medic (as Jeff Arwine)
David Avila .... craft service
Devin Ballard .... trailer titles
Susan Bannout .... set medic
Jacob Bartel .... production secretary: additional photography
Brad Baruh .... epk producer
Aaron Becker .... main title designer
Keith Blomberg .... assistant to the producers
Daphne Boelsma .... studio teacher
Dave Brown .... product placement
Laura Brunkala .... stand-in
Tina Clark .... set production assistant
Almarie Clifford .... studio teacher
Jeff Cook .... stand-in
Robert Earl Craft .... supervising location manager (as Robert Craft)
Sean Cummings .... assistant to the producers
Minnie Duerr .... post accountant
Eric B. Fleischman .... assistant to the producer
Max Folkman .... set production assistant
Allison Garfield .... assistant to the producers
Edward E. Giddens .... assistant accountant
Karen E. Gilbert .... key assistant location manager
Christoper Griffey .... set production assistant
Christopher Griffie .... key production assistant: action unit
Jon Haaz .... on-set armorer
Brad Henson .... production assistant
Pablo C. Herrera .... craft service
Matt Hill .... set production assistant
Jennifer Ingrum .... stand-in
Olga Ivina .... set production assistant
Tatiana Javorsky .... adr loop group
Carly Kennedy .... assistant to the producers
Jeff Kloss .... production accountant
Daniel La Frentz .... key set production assistant
Jackie Lee .... account executive
Mela Lee .... ADR voice replacement
Noe Lopez .... chef
Jackie Jean Lynch .... set intern
Norm Marshall .... product placement
Yonas Michael .... office production assistant
Erin Milani .... set production assistant
Andrew Nielson .... supervisor of operations
J.P. O'Connor .... location assistant
Sam Patton .... office intern
Chelsea Stardust Peters .... assistant to the producers (as Chelsea Peters)
Paul Romo .... cast assistant
Erin Sahlstrom .... production coordinator: Additional Photography (as Erin Lee Sahlstrom)
Josh Sathre .... production secretary
Babette Stith .... script supervisor
Samantha Tinsley .... stand-in
Mike Tristano .... master armorer
Mike Tristano .... weapons consultant
Truman Van Dyke .... production insurance
Alexa Velez .... production staff (as Alexa Gabrielle Velez)
Debbie Von Arx .... production legal counsel
Randi Woxland .... set medic
Edward Albolote .... assistant: Michael Bay (uncredited)
Nikhil Jassawalla .... consultant (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Kami Asgar .... personal thanks
Rosa Attab .... personal thanks
Selina Cali .... personal thanks (as Dr. Selina Cali)
Pascal Caucheteux .... personal thanks
James DeMonaco .... personal thanks
Mary DeMonaco .... personal thanks
Charles Ferraro .... personal thanks
David Jonelis .... personal thanks
Steve List .... personal thanks
Sean McCormack .... personal thanks
Kevin O'Connell .... personal thanks
Stephen Patt .... personal thanks
Julie Peyr .... personal thanks
Mary Kim DeMonaco Pocchia .... personal thanks
Marvin Rivera .... personal thanks
Andrea Sabian .... personal thanks
Williams Scotsman .... personal thanks
Martin Singer .... personal thanks
Alex Uceda .... personal thanks
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language
Runtime:
85 min
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The Vernal Equinox (Spring) in 2022 will be on March 20th in the U.S.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: In the game room, a masked purger shoots many times, narrowly missing his target but hitting the floor yet there are no bullet holes shown in the floor.See more »
Quotes:
James Sandin:Tonight allows people a release for all the hatred and violence that they keep up inside them.
Charlie Sandin:Why don't you guys kill someone tonight?
James Sandin:Because we don't feel the need to, Charlie.
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43 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
Well I liked it…, 16 October 2013
Author: BA_Harrison from Hampshire, England

America—the near future: the annual 'Purge'—a 12-hour period where all crime is legalised—turns into a nightmare for a wealthy family who had hoped to spend the time in the safety of their heavily fortified home.

The Purge has been the victim of a lot of negativity, but I found it to be a well-executed thriller with a satirical edge that deliberately adopts a far-fetched premise in order to take a pop at the USA's culture of violence, its undercurrent of racism and a legal system that favours the rich.

I imagine that much of the hate comes from Americans who simply don't like the messages the film so effectively illustrates—an understandable reaction, perhaps, but sometimes its good to take a long hard look in the mirror, and if you don't like what you see, do something to make a change.

On a more shallow note, the action was suitably hard-hitting, with the snooker room fight being particularly bad-ass, and both Lena Headey and Zoey Sandin are total babes.

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