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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 to anyone who does.

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Gerard McMurray

Writer:

James DeMonaco
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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

This horror/action-adventure film from director Gerard McMurray serves as a prequel that recounts events that led up to the first Purge event. To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community.

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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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Trivia

Tentatively called "Purge: Island". This movie was filmed in Buffalo, NY and doubled as Staten Island, NY. See more »

Goofs

This movie takes place before any of the previous Purge films. However, a Halloween (2018) poster can be seen in one of the characters's bedrooms. The poster shouldn't have even been made yet considering the movie wasn't even a thought during the time this film takes place. See more »

Quotes

Skeletor: Skeletor's purge is on
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Crazy Credits

In the theatrical release, there was a second mid-credits scene, which was an ad for The Purge (2018) on the USA Network. This does not exist on the DVD/Blu-ray home video version. See more »

Connections

Followed by The Forever Purge (2021) See more »

Soundtracks

Reaper Cometh
Written by Kevin Lax, Desiigner (as Sidney Selby III)
Performed by Desiigner
Desiigner appears courtesy of Getting Out Our Dreams, Inc./Def Jam Recordings, a divsion of UMG Recordings, Inc.
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Fan of the others, but not this one.
5 July 2018 | by tron38See all my reviews

It had potential, but was not suspenseful or interesting. Many of the scenes were predictable. I think I'm pretty middle. I saw it with my 18 year college daughter, who leans left. We both are fans of the others, with the first best, and the 3rd being really good. This one was not. She agreed. There was way too much white-bashing and obvious political commentary on today's society. We're both pretty sure we heard the main character say "let's go get these white heads." All that aside, too predictable and pandering.


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Official Sites:

Official Site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Spanish

Release Date:

4 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Purge: The Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,374,280, 8 July 2018

Gross USA:

$69,488,745

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$137,056,262
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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