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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

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 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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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 »

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 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:

$69,086,325, 6 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$127,212,870, 16 August 2018
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Confirmed on January 30th 2018 to be titled "The First Purge". See more »

Goofs

In one scene an uninjured Dolores looks out of Nya's intact apartment window. In the next scene the window is shattered and Dolores' arm appears to have been grazed by a bullet. This jump is explained by the deleted scene included in the Blu-ray release: Skeletor was hiding in Nya's apartment (hence the "fresh" blood Dolores notices on the floor), inside the closet. When he jumps out and tries to kill Nya, there's a confrontation between him and Isaiah, which leads to Skeletor flying through the window. 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 Halloween (2018) 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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Wow. That's all I can think to say
11 July 2018 | by sage-93879See all my reviews

Racist, that's what this film is every white person in the film is bad. Or a killer every black rich poor drug dealer is stand up. I'm sorry I'm not racist but I felt horrible watching this film. Don't waste a penny on this hate film. Sad I think it could have been a great film


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