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Meet the Blacks (2016)

R | | Comedy, Horror | 1 April 2016 (USA)
As Carl Black gets the opportunity to move his family out of Chicago in hope of a better life, their arrival in Beverly Hills is timed with that city's annual purge, where all crime is legal for twelve hours.

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Carl Black
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The Stranger
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Lorena
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Allie
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Cronut
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Klansman #1
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Key Flo
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Jim Smith
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Freezee
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Parole Officer
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Tyrone
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Mary Smith
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Carl Jr.
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The President
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James Clown
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The Black family is getting out of Chicago in hopes of a better life. After Carl Black (Mike Epps) comes into some unexpected funds, he takes his family and leaves the hustling lifestyle behind for something better. Carl, his new wife Lorena (Zulay Henao), son Carl Jr., daughter Allie Black (Bresha Webb) and cousin Cronut (Lil Duval) pack up and move to Beverly Hills. Turns out, Carl couldn't have picked a worse time to move. They arrive right around the time of the annual purge, when all crime is legal for twelve hours. Written by darrick angelone

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Just when you thought it was safe to move to Beverly Hills...

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Comedy | Horror

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Rated R for pervasive language, some sexual material, violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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1 April 2016 (USA)  »

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The Black Purge  »

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Budget:

$900,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$4,055,940 (USA) (3 April 2016)

Gross:

$9,093,856 (USA) (12 June 2016)
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In the scene where Carl Black is asked by his wife how he could afford his mansion, he jokes about it by say "I did something strange for a piece of change". The is a reference to Mike Epp's role in "Friday after next". See more »

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Carl Black: We gotta make sure there're no more black people 'round here, 'cause they *will* snitch.
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References Friday the 13th Part III (1982) See more »

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T.U.B. (Turn Up Bitch)
Written by K. Ziminsky, Mitchy Slick (as C. Mitchell), B. Osbourne
Performed by Cals feat. Mitchy Slick
Published by Daygo Boyz PUblishing and Wrongkind Publishing
Courtesy of Paper Trail Music
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The biggest problems with this movie were the over used cliché racist jokes & actors didn't look like the wanted to be in it
27 June 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Rich people don't purge." Carl Black (Epps) has finally found a way out of Chicago and his dangerous neighborhood. He and him family movie into a huge mansion in a gated community in Beverly Hills. They are just settling in when the thing they most feared arrives. The Purge exists in the richest city in the country, and they are the only black family around. Things can only go bad. This is a strange movie. This is not really a spoof in the usual sense. This is really more of a remake of The Purge movie done as a comedy instead of a horror. Unlike the Scary Movie series it doesn't take from all other movies. There are some funny parts in this but it did seem to drag a little. The two biggest problems with this movie however were the over used cliché racist jokes. We get it, your black so even when crime is illegal you will get caught...very funny. The biggest problem with the movie though is that the actors didn't look like the wanted to be in this. That really hurt the comedy due to the fact that you almost felt sorry for them. Overall, Some people will enjoy this but as for me the movie was only funny in some parts, and only because I saw the original Purge. I give this a C.


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