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Meet the Blacks (2016)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1 April 2016 (USA)
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.

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Carl Black
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The Stranger
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Lorena
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Allie
Lil Duval ...
Cronut
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Klansman #1
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Key Flo
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Jim Smith
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Freezee
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Parole Officer
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Tyrone
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Mary Smith
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Carl Jr.
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The President
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James Clown
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The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn't have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours. Written by darrick angelone

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Just when you thought it was safe to move to Beverly Hills...

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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1 April 2016 (USA)  »

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The Black Purge  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,055,940 (USA) (1 April 2016)

Gross:

$9,093,856 (USA) (10 June 2016)
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Trivia

In the scene where Carl Black is asked by his wife how he could afford his mansion, he jokes about it by say "I did something strange for a piece of change". The is a reference to Mike Epp's role in "Friday after next". See more »

Quotes

Carl Black: We gotta make sure there're no more black people 'round here, 'cause they *will* snitch.
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References Diff'rent Strokes (1978) See more »

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Booty Alarm
Written by Jean Marc Virard a.k.a. JMV
Performed by Jean Marc Virard a.k.a. JMV
Published by Notting Hill Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Le Branché Records
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Fun Purging
10 June 2017 | by See all my reviews

No scary movies anymore? Sound fine, but I reckon we get this instead. And while it does have to say something about racism in America (yes still a thing), it also gets repetitive and sort of boring in its attempts to make fun of the Purge series. The Purge is now so over the top, it should be easy to make fun of it.

Way easier than what we see here and while there are some fun ideas thrown at you, not many stick (pun intended). There are a lot of guest appearances, one in particular by Charlie Murphy, that might be uncomfortable for some to watch, considering the fact he recently passed away. But those feelings aside, it does not really have the quality to entertain fully as it could


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