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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

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 ... 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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A nation reborn. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

4 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Purge: The Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Buffalo, New York, USA

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Box Office

Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$69,086,325, 6 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,212,870, 16 August 2018
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The poster for the film shows a picture of a red hat with the slogan "The First Purge." This is a reference to President Donald Trump's red "Make America Great Again" hat which was used throughout his presidential campaign. See more »

Goofs

Staten Island covers roughly 60 square miles. Most of the African Americans and Latinos live in a narrow strip near the Staten Island Ferry Terminal. The film, however, shows them running around all areas of the island, including some areas which are MILES away from their homes. See more »

Quotes

Skeletor: Skeletor's purge is on
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Crazy Credits

SPOILER: There is a mid-credit scene featuring a press briefing expressing the success of the Purge, and how as easily as next year, there could be a "nationwide Purge". See more »

Connections

References He-Man and the Masters of the Universe (1983) See more »

Soundtracks

Alive
Written by Lil Jon (as Jonathan H. Smith), Dylan Ragland, Trocon Markous Roberts (as Markous Roberts), 2 Chainz (as Tauheed Epps), Offset (as Kiari Cephus), Marlin Hookman Bonds (as Marlin Bonds), K. Nita
Performed by Lil Jon, Offset & 2 Chainz
Courtesy of Geffen Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Worst movie in the set by far
8 July 2018 | by pixieelf-99527See all my reviews

Unbelievably bad. Zero character development, predictable outcomes from the moment the movie starts. Avoid.


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