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The Purge (2013)

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A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.

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Complete credited cast:
... James Sandin
... Mary Sandin
... Charlie Sandin
... Zoey Sandin
... Bloody Stranger
... Polite Leader
... Henry
... Mrs. Grace Ferrin
... Mr. Cali
... Mr. Halverson
... Mrs. Halverson
... Mr. Ferrin
Peter Gvozdas ... Dr. Peter Buynak
... Freak Interrupting
... Female Freak
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Storyline

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. Written by Universal Pictures

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Survive the night. See more »

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

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7 June 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Vigilandia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,058,360, 9 June 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,473,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,328,627
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2.39 : 1
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The homicidal ladies in white dresses were based on Charles Manson's killer/followers. Director James DeMonaco claims obsession with Manson from an early age. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the film, where the highlights of the Purge are shown, some of the scenes in "USA" cities are clearly set in British cities as characterized by the UK road marking system and the single- and double-yellow "no waiting" lines at the sides of the road. See more »

Quotes

James Sandin: Why did you let him in our home? We have no idea who's after him
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Don't ruin the Trailer by watching the Movie!
24 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

The best part about this movie was pretty much the name and the concept... the movie actually ruined the trailer... literally one of the worst and stupidest movies I've ever seen. The motivations for the characters were unbelievably confusing and irrational. Basically all of society has turned into psychopaths with the exception of a few poor people and kids. I wish I could say that it was remotely entertaining because I really wanted it to be. The funny thing is it wouldn't have made a difference who was in this movie, the entire film needed a makeover. Truly bad from start to finish... I am totally perplexed that anyone can give this a good rating or review without a paycheck following!


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