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Meet the Blacks (2016)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1 April 2016 (USA)
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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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Deon Taylor

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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...

Genres:

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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Details

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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Company Credits

Production Co:

Hidden Empire Film Group See more »
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Everyone keeps referring to Carl Jr. as "Carl's Jr.", which is the name of a hamburger restaurant in California. 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 Django Unchained (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Always Standing
Written by Jean Marc Virard a.k.a. JMV
Performed by Jean Marc Virard a.k.a. JMV
Published by Notting Hill Music, Inc.
Courtesy of Le Branché Records
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Awesome comedy
3 April 2016 | by lauraalbouySee all my reviews

Meet The Blacks is a very funny comedy! I was a little pessimistic at first, I was afraid it would be too stereotypical but it had me in tears from beginning to end. It's a great parody of the movie The Purge (which I also loved by the way). The story: Carl Black moves his family to Beverly Hills thinking there's no annual purge there (a night where anybody can get away with murder); Shout out to Mike Epps, Lil Duval and Bresh Webb who are shining in this film! I did not really know Lil Duval but his role is hilarious! A lot of comedy legends are also appearing: Charlie Murphy, Paul Mooney...even Snoop Dogg is in it! Great job for a low-budget and independent film! I recommend anyone who wants a good laugh to go see it!


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