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The Purge ()


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A wealthy family is 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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James Sandin
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Mary Sandin
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Charlie Sandin
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Zoey Sandin
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Bloody Stranger
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Polite Leader
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Henry
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Mrs. Grace Ferrin
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Mr. Cali
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Mr. Halverson
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Mrs. Halverson
Dana Bunch ...
Mr. Ferrin
Peter Gvozdas ...
Dr. Peter Buynak
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Freak Interrupting
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Female Freak
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George (uncredited)
Boima Blake ...
Freak #1 (uncredited)
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Freak (uncredited)
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Brunette Female Freak (uncredited)
Jesse Jacobs ...
Freak #2 (uncredited)
Emma Jonnz ...
Veronica (uncredited)
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Freak (uncredited)
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Freak (uncredited)
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Freak (uncredited)
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Purge Screen Announcer (uncredited)
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Newscaster (uncredited)
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Freak (uncredited)

Directed by

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James DeMonaco ... (directed by)

Written by

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James DeMonaco ... (written by)

Produced by

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Michael Bay ... producer (produced by)
Jason Blum ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Gerard DiNardi ... line producer
Andrew Form ... producer (produced by)
Brad Fuller ... producer (produced by)
Sébastien K. Lemercier ... producer (produced by) (p.g.a.)
Jeanette Volturno ... co-producer (as Jeanette Volturno-Brill)

Music by

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Nathan Whitehead ... (music by)

Cinematography by

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Jacques Jouffret ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Gvozdas ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Tommy Aagaard ... first assistant editor
Kamila Baghernejad ... digital intermediate producer
J. Cody Baker ... additional color (as James Cody Baker)
Sofie Friis Borup ... additional color
Paul Carlin ... digital conform (as Paul Stephen Carlin)
Mike Chiado ... digital intermediate technologist (as Michael Chiado)
Giovanni DiGiorgio ... color assistant
Siggy Ferstl ... digital intermediate colorist
David Gallegos ... TV Promo Editor
Shane Harris ... colorist: dailies
Vinka Jurisic ... editorial production assistant
Andy Kaplan ... senior digital intermediate producer
Nico Litonjua ... post-production assistant
Jim May ... additional editor
Niccole Ostonio ... post-production coordinator (as Niccole Osborn)
Christian Sharaf ... post-production assistant
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... colorist: CO3 / executive producer: CO3
Devin Sterling ... digital intermediate head of production
Lorena Talpan ... first assistant editor
Debra L. Tennant ... first assistant editor
Arthur Tremeau ... dailies producer
John Tripp ... color assistant
Kelley Whitis ... post-production coordinator
Cheska Bacaltos ... post-production assistant (uncredited)
Suraj Kaur Khalsa ... post-production coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Pestana ... dailies assistant (uncredited)
Lance Spindler ... color timer (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lisa Fields ... (casting by)

Production Design by

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Melanie Jones ... (production design by) (as Melanie Paizis-Jones)

Art Direction by

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Nicolas Plotquin ... (as Nick Plotquin)

Set Decoration by

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Karuna Karmarkar

Costume Design by

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Lisa Norcia ... (costume design by)

Makeup Department

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Steve Costanza ... makeup department head
David Larson ... hair department head (as David J. Larson)
Elizabeth Rabe ... hair assistant: additional photography
Nacoma Whobrey ... key makeup artist
Jennifer Gerber ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)
Greg McDougall ... prosthetic designer (uncredited)

Production Management

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Kaylene Carlson ... unit production manager
Jeff Kloss ... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana ... post supervisor
Phillip Dawe ... post-production executive (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Deon Boyce ... second second assistant director: additional photography
Thomas Coe ... first assistant director: additional photography
Gerard DiNardi ... first assistant director
Gavin Kleintop ... second second assistant director
Lucille OuYang ... first assistant director: second unit (as Luc Ouyang) / second assistant director: additional photography (as Luc Ouyang)
Ram Paul Silbey ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Alberto Bianchini ... on-set dresser (as Alberto Giovanni Bianchini)
Annie Brandt ... art department production assistant
Hunter Brown ... leadman: additional photography
Monique Cavin ... on-set dresser: additional photography
Cate Devaney ... art consultant
Rhannon Dodge ... art department production assistant (as Rhiannon Dodge)
Tim Dodge ... set dresser
Anthony B. Egan ... paint foreman (as Anthony Egan)
Zak Faust ... art department coordinator
Bob Fox ... paint foreman: additional photography (as Bob 'Toxic Bob' Fox)
Kirk Graves ... assistant propmaster: additional photography
McJoel Hamilton ... property master (as Joel Hamilton)
Samuel Hamilton ... property production assistant (as Sam Hamilton)
Hector Hernandez ... set painter: additional photography
Gary Jones ... construction foreman
Mark Kalainoff ... set painter: additional photography
David Lordan ... art department production assistant (as David Anthony Lordan)
Scott MacDonald ... leadman
Simon Mayer ... prop maker gangboss: additional photography
Robert 'Cass' McEntee ... construction coordinator: additional photography
William Parker ... propmaker: additional photography
Augy Plotquin ... construction coordinator
Kehaulani Quitan ... set dresser: additional photography (as Kay Quitan)
Mark Rielly ... propmaker (as Mark Reilly)
Patrick Rourk ... assistant propmaster
Jeramey Rund ... art department production assistant (as Jeramy Rund)
John Sadler ... property master: additional photography (as John E. Sadler)
Hillel Chaim Smith ... property master (as Hillel Smith)
Joel Tabbush ... art department coordinator: additional photography

Sound Department

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Brian Armstrong ... re-recording mixer (as Brian J. Armstrong) / supervising sound editor (as Brian J. Armstrong)
Robert Batha ... foley editor (as Rob Batha)
Anna Behlmer ... re-recording mixer
Cole Bluma ... boom operator: additional photography
Kelly Cabral ... sound supervisor
Scott Curtis ... foley mixer
Evan Daum ... adr mixer
Paul J. Diller ... sound effects editor (as Paul Diller)
Eric Flickinger ... re-recording mix technician
Charles German ... utility sound: additional photography (as Charlie German)
Ted Hamer ... utility sound: additional photography
Nathan Hankins ... assistant sound editor
Jason Johnston ... boom operator
Jason Krane ... dialogue editor
Dawn Lunsford ... foley artist
Craig Mann ... re-recording mixer
Steven Morrow ... production sound mixer: additional photography (as Steve Morrow)
Kevin O'Connell ... sound supervisor
Erin Oakley ... dialogue editor
Julia Owen ... foley mixer
Buck Robinson ... production sound mixer: additional photography
Steve Schatz ... re-recording mixer
Alicia Stevenson ... foley artist
Edward Tise ... production sound mixer
Tim Tuchrello ... assistant sound editor
Sebastian Sheehan Visconti ... sound designer
Kami Asgar ... additional sound (uncredited)
Zane D. Bruce ... additional foley (uncredited)
David Michael Green ... post production infrastructure (uncredited)
Paul Hammond ... adr mixer (uncredited)
James Hyde ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Matthew Kallen ... director of sound services (uncredited)
Erica Kram ... post-production sound coordinator (uncredited)
Sebastien Lacheray ... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Jordan O'Neill ... datasat sound mastering engineer (uncredited)
Tom Ryan ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Ric Schnupp ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Alex Soto ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Jordan Wilby ... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Antony Zeller ... additional foley editor (uncredited)

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Lawrence Decker ... special effects coordinator: additional photography
Mark Gullesserian ... special effects coordinator
Doug Passarelli ... special effects pyro technician: additional photography
Micah Roehr ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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Chiranjit Bera ... visual effects artist: Vfx Roto Artist
Toby Brockhurst ... comp artist: Method Studios
Noah Caddis ... comp artist: Method Studios
Sean Andrew Faden ... visual effects supervisor: Method Studios (as Sean Faden)
Mathias Frodin ... comp artist: Method Studios
Lauren Gauthier ... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios (as Lauren Guerard)
P. Whitney Gearin ... visual effects producer: Method Studios (as Whitney Gearin)
Andrew Hildebrand ... main title animation
Chelsea Kammeyer ... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Marc Nanjo ... comp artist: Method Studios
Olivier Sarda ... comp artist: Method Studios
Eva Snyder ... comp artist: Method Studios
Marty Taylor ... comp artist: Method Studios
Anastasia Von Rahl ... visual effects coordinator: Method Studios
Matt Welch ... comp artist: Method Studios
Tommy Aagaard ... visual effects editor (uncredited)
Chad E. Collier ... data technician: Method Studios (uncredited)
Janice Barlow Collier ... technical administrator: Method Studios (uncredited)
Greg Emerson ... digital effects artist (uncredited)
Ian Holland ... flame artist: Method Studios (uncredited)
Michael Sausa ... designer: screen designs, Method Studios (uncredited)

Stunts

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Kurt Bryant ... stunt coordinator
Eugene Collier ... stunt performer
Kyle DesChamps ... stunt performer: second unit
Thomas Dewier ... stunt performer
Jayson Dumenigo ... stunt coordinator: second unit
Mickey Facchinello ... stunt performer: additional photography
Tim Garris ... stunt performer: second unit
Tom Harper ... stunt performer
Thayr Harris ... stunt coordinator: additional photography
Jesse Jacobs ... stunt performer
Shanna Jacobs ... stunt double: Mrs. Ferrin (as Shanna Lynn Harper)
Steve Kelso ... stunt performer
Efka Kvaraciejus ... stunt double: James Sandin, additional photography
Ashton Moio ... stunt performer: second unit
Natalie Padilla ... stunt performer: second unit
Travis Parker ... stunt performer: second unit
LaDell Preston ... stunt performer: additional photography
Courtney Schwartz ... stunt double: Charlie Sandin, additional photography
Buddy Sosthand ... stunt performer: second unit
Bryan Thompson ... stunt performer: additional photography
Albert Valladares ... stunt performer: additional photography
Rj Wolfe ... stunt performer (as R.J. Wolfe)
Jeff Dashnaw ... stunt performer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Anthony Anderson ... chief lighting technician
Kyle Behling ... camera production assistant
Jeremy Paul Cannon ... dit operator
David Carreira ... best boy electrician (as Dave 'Daddy-O' Carreira)
John T. Connor ... camera first assistant (as John Connor)
Garret Curtis ... camera second assistant
Aaron J. Galang ... grip
Patrick Gomez ... best boy grip: additional photography
David Gottlieb ... electrician: additional photography
William Hall ... key grip: additional photography
Wm. Terrell Hasker ... grip: additional photography (as Terrell Hasker)
Jordan C. Kadovitz ... video assist / video playback operator
Joe Keawe ... grip (as Joe Keawe III)
Matt Kennedy ... still photographer
Daniel C. McFadden ... still photographer (as Daniel McFadden)
Yuji Nakaza ... electrician
Louis Normandin ... director of photography: second unit
Frank Orozco ... best boy grip (as Frank T. Orozco)
Paul Postal ... chief lighting technician: additional photography
Eric Sandlin ... best boy electrician: additional photography
Darryl St. Juste ... grip: additional photography
Bobby Thomas ... key grip
John Van Valkenburgh ... chief lighting technician: second unit
Ryan White ... electrician: additional photography
Kenneth H. Wiatrak ... camera operator (as Kenneth Wiatrak)
Andrew Ox Wortman ... rigging grip: DayPlayer
Sean Ricigliano ... epk camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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John Barba ... casting associate
Joe Cappelletti ... voice casting
Shannon Collis ... casting associate
Jeremy Lambert ... extras casting assistant
Rich King ... extras casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John Thong Hoang Nguyen ... on-set costumer (as John Nguyen)
Regalia Thomas ... on-set costumer

Location Management

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Robert Earl Craft ... supervising location manager (as Robert Craft)
Karen E. Gilbert ... key assistant location manager
J.P. O'Connor ... location assistant

Music Department

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Jeffrey Biggers ... music mixer (as Jeff Biggers)
Aaron Class ... music assistant
Daniel J. Stimac ... music mix assistant (as Danny Stimac)
Greg Vines ... music editor
Julie Sessing ... music clearance (uncredited)
Loren Smith ... vocal contractor/conductor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Renetta G. Amador ... script supervisor: additional photography
Babette Stith ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Carlos Aguilar ... driver
James G. Brill ... transportation coordinator
Michael H. Clark ... driver
Fedrico Salas Gonzalez ... set decoration driver: additional photography
Bill McCance ... driver (as Billy McCance)
Kennyon Salzer ... construction driver: additional photography
John Yarbrough ... transportation captain (as John David Yarbrough)

Additional Crew

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Frank Aldapa ... set medic: additional photography
Jordan Anderson ... production assistant
Libby Anderson ... production coordinator
Jeffrey Arwine ... set medic: additional photography (as Jeff Arwine)
David Avila ... craft service
Susan Bannout ... set medic: additional photography
Jacob Bartel ... production secretary: additional photography
Brad Baruh ... epk producer
Aaron Becker ... title designer: main title
Keith Blomberg ... assistant to the producers
Daphne Boelsma ... studio teacher: additional photography
Laura Brunkala ... stand-in
Tina Clark ... set production assistant: additional photography
Almarie Clifford ... studio teacher
Jeff Cook ... stand-in
Sean Cummings ... assistant to the producers
Minnie Duerr ... post accountant
Max Folkman ... set production assistant
Allison Garfield ... assistant to the producers
Edward E. Giddens ... assistant accountant
Christoper Griffey ... set production assistant: additional photography
Jon Haaz ... on-set armorer
Brad Henson ... production assistant: additional photography
Pablo C. Herrera ... craft service
Matt Hill ... set production assistant
Jennifer Ingrum ... stand-in
Olga Ivina ... set production assistant: additional photography
Carly Kennedy ... assistant to the producers
Jeff Kloss ... production accountant
Daniel Lafrentz ... key set production assistant
Jackie Lee ... account executive
Noe Lopez ... chef: additional photography
Jackie Jean Lynch ... set intern
Erin Milani ... set production assistant: additional photography
Andrew Nielson ... supervisor of operations: additional photography
Sam Patton ... office intern
Paul Romo ... cast assistant: additional photography
Erin Sahlstrom ... production coordinator: additional photography (as Erin Lee Sahlstrom)
Josh Sathre ... production secretary
Chelsea Stardust ... assistant to the producers (as Chelsea Peters)
Samantha Tinsley ... stand-in
Mike Tristano ... master armorer / weapons consultant
Truman Van Dyke ... production insurance
Debbie Von Arx ... production legal counsel
Randi Woxland ... set medic
Edward Albolote ... assistant: Michael Bay (uncredited)
Keith Blomberg ... production assistant (uncredited)
Eric B. Fleischman ... assistant to the producer (uncredited)
Nikhil Jassawalla ... consultant (uncredited)
Mela Lee ... adr voice replacement (uncredited)
Chris Lipton ... production assistant: additional photography (uncredited)
Norm Marshall ... product placement (uncredited)
Yonas Paul Michael ... office production assistant (uncredited)
Simon N. Pulman ... business and legal affairs (uncredited)
Rick Schirmer ... social marketing (uncredited)
Tatiana Tremblay ... adr loop group (uncredited)
Alexa Velez ... production staff (uncredited)

Thanks

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Kami Asgar ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Rosa Attab ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Selina Cali ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie (as Dr. Selina Cali)
Pascal Caucheteux ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
James DeMonaco ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Mary DeMonaco ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Charles Ferraro ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
David Jonelis ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Steve List ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Sean McCormack ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Kevin O'Connell ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Stephen Patt ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Julie Peyr ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Mary Kim DeMonaco Pocchia ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Marvin Rivera ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Andrea Sabian ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Williams Scotsman ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Martin Singer ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie
Alex Uceda ... the filmmakers wish to extend their personal thanks to the following for their contributions to the making of this movie

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

Plot Keywords
Taglines Reminder all emergency services will be suspended for a 12-hour period during the purge. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Vigilandia (United States)
  • American Nightmare (France)
  • The Purge - Die Säuberung (Germany)
  • The Purge: La noche de las bestias (Spain)
  • Uma Noite de Crime (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 85 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $34,058,360, 09 Jun 2013
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $89,328,627

Did You Know?

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Trivia Director James DeMonaco was asked why the film began with footage of multiple purges taking place outdoors - yet he opted to have all purging occur inside one family's home. He responded, "we only had 19 days to shoot and $2.7 million to work with". If he ever got a chance to do a second one, he vowed it would be more like Escape from New York (1981). See more »
Goofs For a while in the middle of the movie, James has a shaped goatee and moustache, which he does not have during the rest of the movie. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Everything Wrong with The First Purge (2018). See more »
Soundtracks Clair de Lune See more »
Crazy Credits At the end Credits there are radio broadcasting about the Purge Night. See more »
Quotes Mary Sandin: We are gonna play the rest of this night out in motherfucking peace. Does anyone have a problem with that?
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