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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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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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$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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At the end of Trailer #1 there is a saying from a previous character "Think of all the good The Purge does" that is said by Mary Sandin (Lena Heady) from the first Purge. See more »

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When Senator Roan is about to be purged by the New Founding Fathers her gag briefly disappears then re-appears between shots. See more »

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Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride: I want my candy bar.
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Followed by The Purge See more »

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20th Century Boy
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex
Courtesy of Spirit Music Group
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Stereotypes at its best (or worst)
8 July 2016 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I'm a big fan of thriller & horror movies where the threat are real people rather than ghosts. Hostel, Saw, Wolf Creek are some of my favourite sequels. The Purge, with its intriguing concept, was also one of them... until I watched Election Year.

Nothing wrong with the cast, movie style or effects. It's just that the stereotypes have become so annoying in this third movie! It would be okay if the director were able to make it more subtle, but since the movie is dumb proof, the persistent displays of "LOOK HOW WHITE PEOPLE ARE CORRUPT AND BAAAAD! LOOK HOW GOOOOOOD THESE POOR IMMIGRANTS AND DARK-SKINEED PEOPLE AAAAARE! LOOK HOW EVERYONE WHO COMMITS MURDER IS CRAZY - EXCEPT THE ONLY SANE, GOOD GUYS WHO KILL THEM." can get pretty annoying.

What was supposed to be a nice date with the person I dragged to the theatre after months waiting for the premiere... became a stressful session of torture to the audience's intelligence.


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