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The Purge: Election Year (2016)

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Former Police Sergeant Barnes becomes head of security for Senator Charlie Roan, a Presidential candidate targeted for death on Purge night due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.

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Laney Rucker
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Earl Danzinger
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Minister Edwidge Owens
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Dawn (as Liza Colon-Zayas)
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Harmon James
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Rondo
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Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride / Kimmy (as Brittany Mirabilé)
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It's been two years since Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) stopped himself from a regrettable act of revenge on Purge Night. Now serving as head of security for Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), his mission is to protect her in a run for president and survive the annual ritual that targets the poor and innocent. But when a betrayal forces them onto the streets of D.C. on the one night when no help is available, they must stay alive until dawn...or both be sacrificed for their sins against the state.

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

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1 July 2016 (USA)  »

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The Purge 3  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,870,000 (USA) (1 July 2016)

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$79,003,080 (USA) (12 August 2016)
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The shotgun Laney keeps in the triage van is a Serbu Super Shorty 12 gauge. See more »

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When Charlie & Leo leave the house, Leo takes down a few guys who are then unconscious. After that Leo gets shot in the shoulder by the sniper who is then blown up. One of the unconscious guys later wakes up and tells the mercenaries Leo was hit in the shoulder. He never could have know. See more »

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[repeated line]
Joe Dixon: Good night, blue cheese!
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Referenced in The Simpsons: Treehouse of Horror XXVII (2016) See more »

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I'm Afraid of Americans
Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
Performed by David Bowie
Courtesy of RZO Music
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I wish I could purge this movie from my system
29 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love a good action movie. The last two "Purge" films were okay, nothing amazing, but I was willing to give this one a shot. Honestly, it was nauseating - not from violence, but from politicization. Regardless if a movie's political message resonates with me or not, if it gets to overshadowing the whole thing, then I feel it ruins the film. That was the case here.

I was fully expecting cheesy one liners (trust me, plenty of those) and gory action, and if that's all you want from this film, then I think you'll like it. I wanted to be lighthearted and enjoy it, but it went sour from preachiness REALLY fast.

I'm just glad that I went to a free screening - if I had spent my money on this, I would have been mad.


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