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The First Purge (2018)

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America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given anyone who does.

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Gerard McMurray

Writer:

James DeMonaco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Y'lan Noel ... Dmitri
Lex Scott Davis ... Nya
Joivan Wade ... Isaiah
Mugga ... Dolores
Patch Darragh ... Chief of Staff - Arlo Sabian
Marisa Tomei ... The Architect - Dr. Updale
Luna Lauren Velez ... Luisa
Kristen Solis ... Selina
Rotimi Paul ... Skeletor
Mo McRae ... 7 & 7
Jermel Howard ... Lorenzo
Siya Siya ... Blaise
Christian Robinson ... Capital A
Steve Harris ... Freddy
Derek Basco ... Taz
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Storyline

America's third political party, the New Founding Fathers of America, comes to power and conducts an experiment: no laws for 12 hours on Staten Island. No one has to stay on the island, but $5,000 is given anyone who does.

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Citizens, join the first Purge. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong disturbing violence throughout, pervasive language, some sexuality and drug use | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The First Purge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,374,280, 8 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$68,612,870, 16 August 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,212,870, 16 August 2018
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Actor Rotimi Paul rode the New York City public subway to his audition for the role of Skeletor in full costume makeup. See more »

Goofs

Dolores states that the elevator is broken, but Isaiah is seen using the elevator to leave the building. See more »

Quotes

The Architect - Dr. Updale: [from the trailer] Please don't tell me your sending mercenaries into the island disguised as purgers?
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Crazy Credits

A second mid-credits scene is an ad for a multi-episode Purge series on the USA Network. See more »

Connections

Follows The Purge (2013) See more »

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Political Idiocracy
5 July 2018 | by westkwalexSee all my reviews

If you're looking for a movie jam-packed with bias political propaganda, look no further. If you're looking for a movie with a plot, well developed characters, an actual though out sequence, and yet another movie directed by Tyler Perry, you should keep on looking.

Movies are supposed to bring people together despite differences, not fester innacurate depictions of what's already happened/happening in real life. Polically charged movies only set to further polarize the country should be left to inane platforms such as social media, not the big screen.


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