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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

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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The New Founding Fathers of America invite you to celebrate your right to purge! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | France

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,962,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,602,999
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Color (Technicolor)

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from March 21 to March 22, 2023. See more »

Goofs

The news crawl on the TV (at the party Eva takes the group to) has some mistakes, such as learning from "other's" mistakes (instead of "others'") and spelling "Parliament" as "Parliment". The crawl changes when someone walks by, too, suggesting a hidden edit. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Connections

Followed by The First Purge (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

America the Beautiful
Written by Katharine Lee Bates (uncredited) and Samuel A. Ward (uncredited)
Arranged by Christy Carew
Courtesy of 5 Alarm Music/Imagem Production Music
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Thrill-ride that gives you everything you wanted from the first film, but didn't get!
18 July 2014 | by ihearthorrorfilmSee all my reviews

How could a sequel to a film that was released exactly one year ago be any good? This was the question I asked myself as I tiredly sat in line pondering whether I should just go home and wait till at the very least, it's theatrical release. Especially considering the first Purge was somewhat of a let down for me. I guess it's because the first one was purely exciting and terrifying because the idea was so perverse. It was the idea that really sold the tickets, but the film itself, seemed to not deliver to the expectations.

After watching The Purge: Anarchy, it became very clear why.

In the first film, we were sold by all the trailers, which successfully put the idea in our heads, leaving us brainwashed and nightmare-ring about "what would I do?"

The first film focused on a wealthy neighborhood and a wealthy family with an unlimited supply of resources. A storyline showcasing that all the money in the world couldn't protect them from The Purge… But in all honestly, could the average horror viewer relate to that situation or anyone for that matter?

This is where the sequel comes in to blow the roof off the first film. Where the first film failed, Purge: Anarchy not only resolves, but also opens up a whole new realm of fear I had not strung together under the circumstances.

The sequel puts into perspective the idea of what the purge would look like from multiple story lines that are not only realistic and relatable but are nonstop and completely unpredictable. I was on the edge of my seat the entire film, beginning to end. Very rarely do I get scared once a movie is over, but I was a hot mess on the way home especially coming down from the adrenaline high from being visually anxious for almost 2 hours straight!

There were so many things I loved about this film. The characters were all very well written, most of which were wildcards and constantly keeping the audience guessing. I was incredibly impressed that the film knew how to be violent without being gratuitous. There were so many scenes that could have easily been bloody and gross, but they kept it conservative enough that it made you rely on your imagination, which often made the film much more horrifying in my opinion.

It's been some time since I got this excited over a film in the theater but I really can't say a single bad thing about this incredible thrill- ride. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND seeing this film ASAP! The sound of that machine gun still haunts me 2 weeks later… GO SEE IT NOW!


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