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The Purge (2013)

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A wealthy family are held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legal.

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In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity-including murder-becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. It's one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When an intruder breaks into James Sandin's (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide. Written by Universal Pictures

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Reminder all emergency services will be suspended for a 12-hour period during the purge. See more »


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Rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language | See all certifications »

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7 June 2013 (USA)  »

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Vigilandia  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,058,360, 9 June 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$64,473,115

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,328,627
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In Spain, all the trilogy have different titles but the same subtitle to identify it:

-The Purge: La Noche de las bestias (The Purge: Night of the Beasts) (2013).

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Goofs

In the Spanish Trailer (I don't know if in the film the error was offset) in the second 45 you can see the boom mic. See more »

Quotes

Newscaster: Decriminalized murder. An outlet for American Rage.
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Is 'e an Aussie, Is 'e Lizzie?
Written by B.C. Hilliam
Performed by B.C. Hilliam (as Mr. Flotsam) and Malcolm 'Mr. Jetsam' McEachern (as Mr. Jetsam)
Courtesy of JSP Records
Published by EMI Blackwood Music, Inc. (BMI)
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Literally, this movie made me purge
21 June 2013 | by See all my reviews

So, from where shall I begin? When I saw, for the first time, the trailer, I had big expectations from this movie. The idea seemed to be original, the trailer looked good, 2 great actors were in there. what more could you ask for? But, apparently, even after I saw its rating on IMDb and most of the critics categorized this movie as one of the worst ones in this year, I still had a little hope that they might be wrong and I'll enjoy this flick Nope, that wasn't true at all. After first 30 minutes, with a slow pacing acting and flawed situations,with unbelievable plot holes, I just gave up. I was convinced that this movie is one of the biggest failures of this year, standing next to After Earth. The acting, which is one of the main things in a movie, was so unconvincing and stupid, with pretty much lame dialogs.. oh god, I can't even talk about it. Plus, the situations the characters were involved into, were so illogically dumb and mediocre, which would make you feel like throwing up. And, of course, the "purgers". HAHA. nothing scary, nothing creepy, just some bunch of kids wearing masks, acting like they just got out of circus and making all those goofy jumps. C'mon, let's be serious. Even a 5 y/o kid wouldn't consider this movie, in any way, creepy, whether, scary. To conclude this, The Purge sucks BIG A**


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