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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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James DeMonaco

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James DeMonaco
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Frank Grillo ... Leo Barnes
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Senator Charlie Roan
Mykelti Williamson ... Joe Dixon
Joseph Julian Soria ... Marcos
Betty Gabriel ... Laney Rucker
Terry Serpico ... Earl Danzinger
Edwin Hodge ... Dante Bishop
Kyle Secor ... Minister Edwidge Owens
Barry Nolan ... Reporter #1
Liza Colón-Zayas ... Dawn (as Liza Colon-Zayas)
Ethan Phillips ... Chief Couper
Adam Cantor ... Tall Eric Busmalis
Christopher James Baker ... Harmon James
Jared Kemp ... Rondo
Brittany Mirabile ... Schoolgirl #1 Freakbride / Kimmy (as Brittany Mirabilé)
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Storyline

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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For one night only, America invites you to its annual tradition. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Country:

USA | Japan

Language:

English | Russian | Afrikaans

Release Date:

1 July 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Purge 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

Providence, Rhode Island, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,870,000, 3 July 2016, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$79,003,080, 12 August 2016

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$118,587,880, 13 October 2016
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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 prequel idea was used for the next film in the series, The First Purge (2018). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Senator Charlie Roan: [to Owens] I am gonna beat the shit out of you on election day.
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Referenced in The Family Chase: The Price Family (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Never Know Why
Written by Danny Methric (as Daniel Albert Methric), Anthony Samuel DeNardo and Matt Rost (as Matthew Thomas Rost)
Performed by The Muggs
Courtesy of North Star Media LLC
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expanding the Purge universe
24 July 2016 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Senator Charlie Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell) is running for President on a platform of ending the Purge. Her family was massacred during the Purge in her childhood. The NFFA revokes the Purge rule protecting high rank government officials but Roan refuses to add security. Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) from the previous movie is now her head of security. Store owner Joe Dixon (Mykelti Williamson) is informed that his Purge insurance has been canceled. Roan is betrayed and escapes with Barnes into the streets where they are hunted.

This tries to add politics to what started out as a simple horror franchise. It's making social commentary. The world of the Purge continuous to be expanded. There are fun Purge visuals. There are some fun action although I wouldn't call it a scary horror. It goes down some weirder paths which is interesting. One thing holding it back is that there is only one possible good ending and the movie would ignore it to its detriment. Roan has to die.


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