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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

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Dawn (as Liza Colon-Zayas)
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Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride / Kimmy (as Brittany Mirabilé)
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It's been seventeen years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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

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1 July 2016 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,870,000, 3 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$79,003,080, 12 August 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,587,880, 13 October 2016
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Trivia

In Spain, all the films of the trilogy have different titles, but the same subtitle to identify it: The Purge: La Noche de las bestias (The Purge: Night of the Beasts) (2013), Anarchy: La Noche de las bestias (Anarchy: Night of the Beasts) (2014), and Election: La Noche de las bestias (Election: Night of the Beasts) (2016). See more »

Goofs

At the 1:03:10 mark Senator Roan puts the gun in the back of her pants. At the 1:03:11 mark the gun is in her hand at her side again and at the 1:03:12 mark she puts the gun in the back of her pants again. See more »

Quotes

Uncle Sam: We will now purge. We will torture you and violate your flesh. Remove your skin and share in your blood. This is the American way.
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Spoofed in Best Party Ever: Beer and Purge See more »

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Never Know Why
Written by Danny Methric (as Daniel Albert Methric), Anthony Samuel DeNardo and Matt Rost (as Matthew Thomas Rost)
Performed by The Muggs
Courtesy of North Star Media LLC
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Stereotypes at its best (or worst)
8 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of thriller & horror movies where the threat are real people rather than ghosts. Hostel, Saw, Wolf Creek are some of my favourite sequels. The Purge, with its intriguing concept, was also one of them... until I watched Election Year.

Nothing wrong with the cast, movie style or effects. It's just that the stereotypes have become so annoying in this third movie! It would be okay if the director were able to make it more subtle, but since the movie is dumb proof, the persistent displays of "LOOK HOW WHITE PEOPLE ARE CORRUPT AND BAAAAD! LOOK HOW GOOOOOOD THESE POOR IMMIGRANTS AND DARK-SKINEED PEOPLE AAAAARE! LOOK HOW EVERYONE WHO COMMITS MURDER IS CRAZY - EXCEPT THE ONLY SANE, GOOD GUYS WHO KILL THEM." can get pretty annoying.

What was supposed to be a nice date with the person I dragged to the theatre after months waiting for the premiere... became a stressful session of torture to the audience's intelligence.


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