A just paroled white neo-nazi and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile the supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not happy. Inspired by real events.
For Rami, all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds, as long as he keeps to himself. But when his longtime lover leaves him to marry a woman and his best friends drift away, ... See full summary »
As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.
A just paroled white supremacist and his ruthless girlfriend kill a cop and take an African American family hostage. Meanwhile, Sobecki, the heavily-tattooed supremacist leader who oversees his criminal empire from behind bars, is not thrilled when he learns of his charge's screw-up. The patriarch of the family, an ornery ex-con himself, must rely on his wit and understanding of the racist mind to find a plan to free his family, but not before he confronts his own brand of bigotry and anger. Written by
Officer Trejo was shot with a sawed off shotgun unlike in the film where he is shot by a pistol. His service pistol was stolen from his corpse which would explain the second gun "Brenda" is shown brandishing. See more »
Ray, you have to call your father. This is no longer about the stuff that's between the two of you. You need to make sure he's okay.
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As a thriller this works nicely, mostly because of the performances. The characters and the setting is pretty simple. As is the mindset of certain individuals in this. Danny Glover showing is once again, that contrary to what one of his characters says, he's not getting too old for this. Good performance to counter the other lead performance. Racism and violence meets with dignity and calmness.
In the most crazy situation, where everything seems to fall apart, it's tough to stay cool and not be affected by this. The movie is obviously a morality tale, not only about crime (and that you're alone in it, even when it seems like you have an ally), but the stark contrast between hate and love. Real family and made up family too ...
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