The Purge Movie One night a year, all crime is legal. Survive the night.

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2013 | R | Crime Sci-Fi | 1hr, 25m

A thriller that follows one family over the course of a single night, four people will be tested to see how far they will go to protect themselves when the vicious outside world breaks into their home. more

Release DateU.S.

The Purge was released on
Friday, June 7, 2013 Nationwide Release

On Blu-ray & DVD

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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Ethan Hawke
James Sandin
Lena Headey
Mary Sandin
Rhys Wakefield
Polite Stranger
Max Burkholder
Charlie Sandin
Adelaide Kane
Zoey Sandin
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James DeMonaco


James DeMonaco


Rating MPAA

R for strong disturbing violence and some language

Storylines 3 more

In an America wracked by crime and overcrowded prisons, the government has sanctioned an annual 12-hour period in which any and all criminal activity—including murder—becomes legal. The police can’t be called. Hospitals suspend help. It’s one night when the citizenry regulates itself without thought of punishment. 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 an intruder breaks into James Sandin’s (Ethan Hawke) gated community during the yearly lockdown, he begins a sequence of events that threatens to tear a family apart. Now, it is up to James, his wife, Mary (Lena Headey), and their kids to make it through the night without turning into the monsters from whom they hide.
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Also Known As
  • Vigilandia
Shooting Locations
  • TBA 2012: Los Angeles, California, United States

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