The Purge (2013)
One Night A Year, All Crime Is Legal. Survive The Night.
The year is 2022. The United States is a nation reborn; unemployment rates are at 1% and crime is at an all-time low. This was accomplished by the U.S. government sanctioning an annual 12-hour period from the evening of June 7 to the morning of June 8 in which all criminal activity -- up to and including murder -- becomes legal. The police can't be called. Hospitals suspend help. This annual event, known as The Purge, serves as a catharsis for the American people, giving them a chance to vent the negative emotions they keep inside of them with the ultimate goal of keeping unemployment and crime at extremely low levels for the rest of the year. On this night plagued by violence and an epidemic of crime, one family wrestles with the decision of who they will become when a stranger comes knocking. When a stranger screaming for help is let into James Sandin's protected house during the yearly lockdown, a sequence of events begin that puts the family's chances of survival in danger. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary, and their kids, Zoey and Charlie, to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
In its opening weekend, The Purge topped the box office with $16.8 million on opening day and $34.1 million through the entire weekend. The film has collected $61.02 million at the worldwide box office, with a production budget of $3 million.
Cast:Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Adelaide Kane, Max Burkholder, Edwin Hodge, Tony Oller
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
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