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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

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James DeMonaco

Writers:

James DeMonaco, James DeMonaco (characters created by)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Grillo ... Sergeant
Carmen Ejogo ... Eva Sanchez
Zach Gilford ... Shane
Kiele Sanchez ... Liz
Zoë Soul ... Cali
Justina Machado ... Tanya
John Beasley ... Papa Rico
Jack Conley ... Big Daddy
Noel Gugliemi ... Diego (as Noel G.)
Castulo Guerra ... Barney
Michael Kenneth Williams ... Carmelo (as Michael K. Williams)
Edwin Hodge ... Bloody Stranger
LaKeith Stanfield ... Young Ghoul Face (as Keith Stanfield)
Roberta Valderrama ... Lorraine
Niko Nicotera ... Roddy
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Storyline

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. Written by Anonymous

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Welcome to America where one night a year all crime is legal See more »


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

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Trivia

Scenes from the first film can be seen during the credits as archive footage. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of the movie Shane and Liz's car breaks down after being tampered with. While looking under the car there is fluid dripping and cut wires hanging. This however does not make sense. Shane say's he lost power steering , car stalls, and cranks but doesn't start. If an electrical circuit is cut that keeps the car from starting, they couldn't have left the market. This "tampering" would have been much better explained by a broken drive belt, with a cut mark halfway through it. See more »

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Title Card: America. 2023. Unemployment is below 5%. Crime is virtually non-existent while every year fewer and fewer people live below the poverty line. All thanks to...
Title Card: The Purge: anarchy.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: The Purge (2014) See more »

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My Twilight Dream (Nocturne Op. 9 No. 2 in E flat major)
Written by Frédéric Chopin
Performed by Piano Lounge Players
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
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Better Than the Original
21 July 2014 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

** (out of 4)

A mysterious man (Frank Grillo) comes to the aid of a husband-wife and mother-daughter who find themselves in the streets with the annual purge begins. The man agrees to take the four to safety but there's something that has him out for his own gain. THE PURGE: ANARCHY is certainly better than the first film but when all is said and done, that really doesn't mean too much. As with the first film, this sequel has some interesting ideas but sadly the screenplay by writer-director James DeMonaco just has too many unanswered questions and in fact I'd say the entire film is rather sloppy. It seems there's never any clear idea of what anyone is trying to do. At times we're just treated to graphic violence. At other times there's a political commentary going on and I think this is where the film just gets a bit too laughable. In fact, the rich vs. poor angle just doesn't work at all and in fact it had me rolling my eyes several times. Another problem is that we really don't care about any of the five characters so there's never any tension to whether they live or die. If you can't connect with the characters then there's really no point to anything we're watching. This film pretty much turns out to be a knock off of a DEATH WISH type of film but I'll at least give it some credit for trying something a tad bit different than the original movie. The producers simply could have given us a remake of the first but instead they did do something different. The performances are decent for the most part but Grillo's "silent" performance can't match someone like Bronson. Still, THE PURGE: ANARCHY certainly isn't the worst movie out there but perhaps the third time will be the charm.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

18 July 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Purge 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,816,675, 20 July 2014

Gross USA:

$71,962,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$111,928,365
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2.39 : 1
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