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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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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

James Demonaco said in a interview that he doesn't think he will direct this fourth film only write and produce it. See more »

Goofs

At the end, Dmitri creates an explosion by shooting a block of C4. C4 is highly stable to the point that it can only be detonated by a shock-wave producing percussion cap. Shooting it, or even setting it on fire, will not cause it to explode. 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

Featured in Chris Stuckmann Movie Reviews: The First Purge (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Can't Hold Me
Written by David Simpson, Qadash Lee
Performed by Curly Savv & Dah Dah
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Here the action is better than the horror n that skeletor character is downright insane n creepy.
19 September 2018 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

As a fan of the franchise I enjoyed this film. Well, it is better than Purge anarchy n purge election day but was lacking in tension and suspense which was present in the first two parts. A horror thriller without good music is empty n music is lacking in this installment. Nevertheless, a good one time watch for fans of the franchise.


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