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Meet the Blacks (2016)

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As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Epps ... Carl Black
Gary Owen ... The Stranger
Zulay Henao ... Lorena
Bresha Webb ... Allie
Lil Duval Lil Duval ... Cronut
Paul Mooney ... Klansman #1
Charlie Murphy ... Key Flo
Phil Austin ... Jim Smith
Andrew Bachelor ... Freezee
Lavell Crawford ... Parole Officer
DeRay Davis ... Tyrone
Kate Enggren ... Mary Smith
Alex Henderson ... Carl Jr.
George Lopez ... The President
Mike Tyson ... James Clown
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Storyline

The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn't have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours. Written by darrick angelone

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Just when you thought it was safe to move to Beverly Hills...

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Comedy | Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 April 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Black Purge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,055,940, 3 April 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$9,093,856, 12 June 2016
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Hidden Empire Film Group See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wen fighting James Clown (played by Mike Tyson), Carl says that he still has pieces of ear in his teeth. That's a reference to when Mike Tyson bit off Evander Holyfield's ear in a boxing match. See more »

Quotes

Jim Smith: WELCOME, NEIGHBORS! We are...
Jim SmithMary SMith: ...the Smiths!
Carl Black: My name is Carl Black.
Mary SMith: It's little ironic that... that your name is... Black. 'Cause you *are* bla...
Carl Black: Don't... say it... , bitch.
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Connections

References The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974) See more »

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A Hunnid
Written by Armand Douglas, Justin Keitt, Malaah Lanier, Chris Jackson
Performed by Mali Nicole feat. AD
Published by Swish MGMT, AD Publishing, Bibileeboy Music, Suited N Booted Music, Reach Global Songs
Courtesy of Suited N Booted LLC
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The biggest problems with this movie were the over used cliché racist jokes & actors didn't look like the wanted to be in it
27 June 2016 | by cosmo_tigerSee all my reviews

"Rich people don't purge." Carl Black (Epps) has finally found a way out of Chicago and his dangerous neighborhood. He and him family movie into a huge mansion in a gated community in Beverly Hills. They are just settling in when the thing they most feared arrives. The Purge exists in the richest city in the country, and they are the only black family around. Things can only go bad. This is a strange movie. This is not really a spoof in the usual sense. This is really more of a remake of The Purge movie done as a comedy instead of a horror. Unlike the Scary Movie series it doesn't take from all other movies. There are some funny parts in this but it did seem to drag a little. The two biggest problems with this movie however were the over used cliché racist jokes. We get it, your black so even when crime is illegal you will get caught...very funny. The biggest problem with the movie though is that the actors didn't look like the wanted to be in this. That really hurt the comedy due to the fact that you almost felt sorry for them. Overall, Some people will enjoy this but as for me the movie was only funny in some parts, and only because I saw the original Purge. I give this a C.


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