The Purge: Election Year (2016) Poster


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As of this film, each Purge installment has earned more money at the box office than its predecessor. A rare feat for horror/thriller film franchises
Originally, part 3 was intended to be a prequel, telling the story of the very first Purge. This idea was scrapped when Frank Grillo accepted James DeMonaco's offer to reprise the character of Sergeant Leo Barnes.
The senator's house is the same house as Frank Underwood's in House of Cards.
The Purge franchise has expanded its universe more throughout each film. The first film takes place in a house. The second film takes place in the streets. The third film takes place in the government. Also, each film looks at the Purge through different points of view. The first film is told from the rich. The second is told from the poor. The third is told from the political side
The film takes place in March 2025.
First Purge film where the horn indicating the end of the Purge isn't heard.
This movie takes place two years after the events of The Purge: Anarchy (2014).
Edwin Hodge's character is in all three of the Purge movies. In this one, his name is revealed to be Dante Bishop.
The only Purge film not to take place in the Los Angeles area
This was the first Purge film to be a direct story sequel, as it continues exploring the life of Frank Grillo's Sergeant Leo Barnes.
The movie was filmed in Woonsocket, Rhode Island.
Dante Bishop takes over the role that Carmelo Johns had in The Purge 2: Anarchy
The working title for the film was "The Purge: Assassins". It was later changed to Election Year mid-way through post production
As of this film, James DeMonaco has written and directed every single film of the series, a rare feat for horror film franchises.
James Sandin's Security system is clearly visible when Leo says it is starting to lock down.
Carmen Ejogo was asked if she wanted to reprise her role as Eva Sanchez from The Purge: Anarchy (2014), but declined because she wanted to move on to new things.
Raymond J. Barry and Elizabeth Mitchell (Senator Roan) played characters on the show Lost (2004). There is a subtle nod to Lost (2004), with the appearance of the Apollo candy bar, the candy bar the Kimmy tries to steal from Joe's store, in the beginning of this movie.
The only Purge film to feature scenes that don't take place on either March 21 or 22
This was the final movie in the "Purge" trilogy (2013-2016).
Plot Hole: In the beginning of the movie, we see Senator Roan and her family during the purge 18 years before the events of the movie. However, in the previous movie, Purge:Anarchy, the purge is announced as "the 6th Annual Purge". Since this movie is set only 2 years after Purge: Anarchy, there is no way Senator Roan's family was killed in a purge 18 years ago because purging didn't exist.
The shotgun Laney keeps in the triage van is a Serbu Super Shorty 12 gauge.
The political parties that each candidate, Edwidge Owens and Charlene Roan, belong to is never explicitly stated. However, as shown on TV monitors, Owens' icon is red while Charlie's is blue. This would make him republican while she is a democrat, inferring that democrats are anti-purge while republicans are pro-purge.
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.
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In Spain, all the films of 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), Anarchy: La Noche de las bestias (Anarchy: Night of the Beasts) (2014), and Election: La Noche de las bestias (Election: Night of the Beasts) (2016).
We get to see the leader of the NFFA in this movie he is Leader Caleb Warrens
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Laney Rucker (Betty Gabriel) was known as "la pequeña muerte," the little death.
Frank Grillo plays a character named Sergeant Barnes. In the Marvel Cinematic Universe Frank Grillo plays the villain Crossbones who is the enemy of Sergeant James "Bucky" Barnes/The Winter Soldier played by Sebastian Stan.
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Actress Carmen Ejogo, who played Eva Sanchez in The Purge: Anarchy (2014), was interviewed by Collider if she would reprise the role in The Purge: Election Year (2016). She told them, "No. (laughs) I believe as an actress, you get to change," stating that she would not return.
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Raymond J. Barry (Leader Caleb Warrens) and Mykelti Williamson (Joe Dixon) both appeared on the FX series Justified as Arlo Givens and Ellstin Limehouse respectively
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

The people on the posters for this fim all die.
Edwin Hodge is the only actor to have appeared in all three "Purge" installments, and in this one, he dies.
At the end it is revealed that the senator wins and tries to end the Purge but the news reporter says that there are fans of the NFFA making violent protests. This is a possible reference to a fourth Purge movie.
In 3 unrelated movies: Forrest Gump (1994), Con Air (1997), and The Purge: Election Year (2016), Mykelti Williamson's character befriends the hero, gets shot in the stomach, and has one last conversation with the hero before dying or getting hauled away in an ambulance.

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