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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.

Director:

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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Witness the birth of an American tradition. See more »


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

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Trivia

Has been revealed to be a prequel. 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

Nya: [after fighting off a rapist] Pussy-grabbin' motherfucker!
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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 early as next year, there could be a "nationwide Purge". See more »

Connections

Featured in The Kill Count: The First Purge (2018) (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Alive
Written by Lil Jon (as Jonathan H. Smith), Party Favor (as Dylan Ragland), Fki 1st (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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Blaxploitation 2.0
8 July 2018 | by manresa314See all my reviews

OMG! The Purge series has outdone itself. A plummet from grace, far worse than the Saw series nosedive in half the amount of time. Apparently, we are doing so bad in the Black community that we have to turn to the Crips and the Bloods as our savior against the man. I was literally sitting in the theater ashamed. Pure filth. A hot, SILLY, ghetto mess.


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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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