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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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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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Horror | Thriller

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

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7 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Vigilandia  »

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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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Ethan Hawke previously worked with director James DeMonaco on Little New York (2009). See more »

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In the opening scenes, Mary is seen making dinner with Italian dressing on the counter. Soon after, Mary is seen reaching in the fridge after talking to Charlie and retrieves a bottle of the same Italian dressing. See more »

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Newscaster: Incoming reports show this year's Purge has been the most successful to date, with the most murders committed.
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Referenced in Supernatural: Thin Lizzie (2015) See more »

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End of the End
Written and Performed by Cathy Davey
Courtesy of Benair Churchill LLC and Cathy Davey
Published by Tune of Benair Churchill (PRS)/Benair Churchill (ASCAP)
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Cute Idea - Horrible Execution
18 July 2013 | by See all my reviews

I watched this movie against my better judgement. Most of the reviews on IMDb rate this movie somewhere between awful and horrible. I was hoping that maybe they were being too harsh, they were not. I made the mistake of thinking that Lena Headey and Ethan Hawke were both credible actors. (I love Headey as the evil queen in Game of Thrones) whoever wrote her dialog in this mess should be drawn and quartered. By the end of this movie I was actually hoping that the "good guys" would get killed just to keep them from having to suffer this script anymore.

All in all this is a bad movie, don't waste your money or your time watching it. Trust me you'll thank me in the end.


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