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The Purge ()


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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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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
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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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Freak #2 (uncredited)
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Newscaster (uncredited)
Rj Wolfe ...
Freak (uncredited)

Directed by

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James DeMonaco

Written by

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James DeMonaco ... (written by)

Produced by

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

Music by

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Nathan Whitehead

Cinematography by

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Jacques Jouffret ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter Gvozdas

Editorial Department

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Tommy Aagaard ... first assistant editor
Cheska Bacaltos ... post-production assistant
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
Shane Harris ... colorist: dailies
Vinka Jurisic ... editorial production assistant
Andy Kaplan ... senior digital intermediate producer
Suraj Kaur Khalsa ... post-production coordinator
Nico Litonjua ... post-production assistant
Jim May ... additional editor
Niccole Osborn ... post-production coordinator
Joe Pestana ... dailies assistant
Christian Sharaf ... post-production assistant (as Christian Schraf)
Stefan Sonnenfeld ... executive producer: and colorist - 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
Lance Spindler ... color timer (uncredited)
Ian Sullivan ... digital intermediate accountant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Lisa Fields
John Barba ... (uncredited)

Production Design by

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Melanie Jones ... (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

Makeup Department

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Steve Costanza ... makeup department head
David Larson ... hair department head (as David J. Larson)
Elizabeth Rabe ... assistant hair stylist: 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
Phillip Dawe ... post-production executive
Jeff Kloss ... unit production manager
Tim Pedegana ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Deon Boyce ... second second assistant director
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: reshoots
Monique Cavin ... on-set dresser
Catherine Devaney ... art consultant (as Cate Devaney)
Rhannon Dodge ... art department production assistant
Tim Dodge ... set dresser
Anthony B. Egan ... paint foreman
Zak Faust ... art department coordinator
Bob Fox ... paint foreman (as Bob 'Toxic Bob' Fox)
Kirk Graves ... assistant propmaster
McJoel Hamilton ... property master (as Joel Hamilton)
Samuel Hamilton ... property production assistant (as Sam Hamilton)
Hector Hernandez ... set painter
Gary Jones ... construction foreman
Mark Kalainoff ... set painter
David Lordan ... art department production assistant (as David Anthony Lordan)
Scott MacDonald ... leadman
Simon Mayer ... prop maker: gangboss
Robert 'Cass' McEntee ... construction coordinator (re-shoot)
William Parker ... propmaker
Augy Plotquin ... construction coordinator
Kay Quitan ... set dresser
Mark Rielly ... propmaker (as Mark Reilly)
Patrick Rourk ... assistant propmaster
Jeramey Rund ... art department production assistant
John Sadler ... property master: reshoots
Hillel Chaim Smith ... property master (as Hillel Smith)
Joel Tabbush ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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

Special Effects by

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Lawrence Decker ... special effects coordinator
Mark Gullesserian ... special effects coordinator / special effects
Doug Passarelli ... pyro technician
Micah Roehr ... special effects technician

Visual Effects by

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

Stunts

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

Camera and Electrical Department

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

Animation Department

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Kirk Graves ... props

Casting Department

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

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
Julie Sessing ... music clearance
Loren Smith ... vocal contractor/conductor
Daniel J. Stimac ... music mix assistant (as Danny Stimac)
Greg Vines ... music editor

Transportation Department

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

Other crew

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

Thanks

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Kami Asgar ... personal thanks
Rosa Attab ... personal thanks
Selina Cali ... personal thanks (as Dr. Selina Cali)
Pascal Caucheteux ... personal thanks
James DeMonaco ... personal thanks
Mary DeMonaco ... personal thanks
Charles Ferraro ... personal thanks
David Jonelis ... personal thanks
Steve List ... personal thanks
Sean McCormack ... personal thanks
Kevin O'Connell ... personal thanks
Stephen Patt ... personal thanks
Julie Peyr ... personal thanks
Mary Kim DeMonaco Pocchia ... personal thanks
Marvin Rivera ... personal thanks
Andrea Sabian ... personal thanks
Williams Scotsman ... personal thanks
Martin Singer ... personal thanks
Alex Uceda ... personal thanks

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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
  • American Nightmare (France)
  • Vigilandia (United States)
  • The Purge - Die Säuberung (Germany)
  • The Purge: La noche de las bestias (Spain)
  • La noche de la expiación (Chile)
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Runtime
  • 85 min
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Box Office

Budget $3,000,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $89,328,627

Did You Know?

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Trivia James DeMonaco, director and writer of the film, got the idea for the story after his wife made a remark about an episode he had with road rage. 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 Featured in Richard Roeper's Red Hot Summer (2013). See more »
Soundtracks Clair de Lune 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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