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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 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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Taglines:

It Changed Our Country. It Challenged Our Beliefs. Now, Witness How It All Began. 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

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

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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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Dolby Digital | Dolby Surround 7.1 | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Frank Grillo said in an interview that he would only return if the script is really good and James DeMonacco will have something to do with the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Isaiah is running from sisters' explosive devices a baby toy on the ground suddenly just disappears. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Capital A: [as he takes a head shot] FUCK Y...
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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

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

Soundtracks

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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Go in knowing what you're watching
4 July 2018 | by alexpolit-95876See all my reviews

It's not a terrible film, but also not a great film. Go in expecting the same as the last two films (not the first film, that was a completely different type of movie)


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