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 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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Citizens, join the first Purge. 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

Despite the fact that the movie was captured spherically at Codex ARRIRAW 2.8K, 'Filmed in Panavision' is listed in the credits. See more »

Goofs

In the staircase scene where Dmitri is fighting with two mercenaries, one is shot and blood splatters on the wall. In the camera shots that follow, the blood is no longer there. 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

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 »


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Guatemala
Written by Swae Lee (as Khalif Brown), Jamal Rashad, Tunde Akinwande (as Akintunde Akinwande), Slim Jxmmi (as Aaquil Brown), Karl Rubin
Performed by Rae Sremmurd, Swae Lee & Slim Jxmmi
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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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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