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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

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James DeMonaco

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James DeMonaco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Grillo ... Leo Barnes
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Senator Charlie Roan
Mykelti Williamson ... Joe Dixon
Joseph Julian Soria ... Marcos
Betty Gabriel ... Laney Rucker
Terry Serpico ... Earl Danzinger
Edwin Hodge ... Dante Bishop
Kyle Secor ... Minister Edwidge Owens
Barry Nolan ... Reporter #1
Liza Colón-Zayas ... Dawn (as Liza Colon-Zayas)
Ethan Phillips ... Chief Couper
Adam Cantor ... Tall Eric Busmalis
Christopher James Baker ... Harmon James
Jared Kemp ... Rondo
Brittany Mirabile ... Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride / Kimmy (as Brittany Mirabilé)
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Storyline

It's been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Russian | Afrikaans

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Purge 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Providence, Rhode Island, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,870,000, 3 July 2016

Gross USA:

$79,003,080

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,587,880
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Raymond J. Barry (leader Caleb Warrens) and Elizabeth Mitchell (Senator Roan) played characters on the show Lost (2004). There is a subtle nod to Lost (2004), with the appearance of the Apollo candy bar, the candy bar that Kimmy tries to steal from Joe's store, in the beginning of this movie. See more »

Goofs

During the opening scene, a phone is hooked into a speaker playing music. However, the icon displays the "play" button instead of the "pause" button like many devices - indicating that no music should actually be playing. See more »

Quotes

Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride: Happy Purge, you old fuck!
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Follows The Purge: Anarchy (2014) See more »

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Never Know Why
Written by Danny Methric (as Daniel Albert Methric), Anthony Samuel DeNardo and Matt Rost (as Matthew Thomas Rost)
Performed by The Muggs
Courtesy of North Star Media LLC
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"I want my Candy!" - School Girl
2 July 2016 | by jerichoyj20See all my reviews

This movie was way over the top and a good conclusion to the Purge trilogy. There were moments in the movie were I thought the actors were pushing and action too crazy though.

I wish the intro scene with the guy talking in the chair somehow came up again later, because i thought that the scene had some importance. The whole time watching I was waiting for the scene to be scene again, or at least some explanation to it.

I really liked Joe Dixon played by Wykelti Williamson, he was great with the humor in the film. Frank Grillo delivered another solid performance as the protector of senator Charlie Roan in this movie. The narrative of this movie is really great visually. I think the script was okay, their weren't too many clichéd lines. The twist with the involvement of the government officials was really interesting and made this addition memorable.

My one complaint though not a big one was the School girl wanting to kill Joe Dixon just because she didn't get candy. This choice in writing did not make the choice to purge good enough in my opinion, but what they heck. The Candy girl scenes to me seemed like something miley cyrus would make if she directed a horror film.

The church scene made me a little uncomfortable. It was weird.The priest was creepy looking. And i don't understand his involvement other than looks, and his actions towards the end.

The movie definitely will satisfy Purge fans. Any comments please, help. I want to start reviewing movies.


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