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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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Three groups of people are trying to survive Purge Night, when their stories intertwine and are left stranded in The Purge trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

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A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. Written by Anonymous

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Rated R for strong disturbing violence, and for language | See all certifications »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)

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$29,816,675 (USA) (18 July 2014)

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$71,519,230 (USA) (12 September 2014)
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The Sergeant's name, not heard in the film, is Leo Barnes. Majority of the character's dialogue including his backstory were cut in post-production. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place in Los Angeles on March 21-22, 2023. The Purge begins in total darkness at 7pm and ends in daylight at 7am. Unless the Founding Fathers abolished or changed Daylight Saving Time, the opposite would be true. See more »

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Title Card: America. 2023. Unemployment is below 5%. Crime is virtually non-existent while every year fewer and fewer people live below the poverty line. All thanks to...
Title Card: The Purge: anarchy.
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My Twilight Dream (Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 in E flat major)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
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Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
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The first film was a generic home invasion flick with a gimmick that reduced the 'all crime is legal for 12 hours' concept to essentially a narrative countdown clock device - a family must survive for such and such more time and the film wasted a decent premise. The Purge:Anarchy rights the wrongs of its predecessor and delivers on the high concept. The characters are thinly written, but played with adequate skill by the actors and a more than decent performance by Frank Grillo as the lead. The satire is about as subtle as a round of bullets to the chest and the film never feels comfortable during the few moments the story calms down to spend time developing the characters, but this was made for visceral thrills and B grade enjoyment. The mayhem is relentless and while the low budget certainly reduced the amount of arson to a few fleeting glimpses, the violent set pieces are staged with enough wit to make this sequel a nice surprise.


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