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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 ... 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 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The poster for the film shows a picture of a red hat with the slogan "The First Purge." This is a reference to President Donald Trump's red "Make America Great Again" hat which was used throughout his presidential campaign. See more »

Goofs

Dolores states that the elevator is broken, but Isaiah is seen using the elevator to leave the building. 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

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

Follows The Purge: Anarchy (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Alive
Written by Lil Jon (as Jonathan H. Smith), Dylan Ragland, Trocon Markous Roberts (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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Worst movie in the set by far
8 July 2018 | by pixieelf-99527See all my reviews

Unbelievably bad. Zero character development, predictable outcomes from the moment the movie starts. Avoid.


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