The Purge Movie

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

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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.

Who's Involved:

Brad Fuller, Jason Blum, Edwin Hodge, Michael Bay, Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Andrew Form, James DeMonaco, Rhys Wakefield, Tony Oller, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane, Sebastien Lemercier, Tom Yi

Release Date:

Friday, June 7, 2013 (Nationwide)

Rating: R

Runtime: 1 hr, 25 m

Plot: What's the story about?

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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Crew: Who's making The Purge

A look at the The Purge behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director James DeMonaco last directed The Purge: Election Year and The Purge: Anarchy. The film's writer James DeMonaco last wrote The First Purge and The Purge: Election Year.


James DeMonaco


Michael Bay
Jason Blum
Andrew Form
Brad Fuller
Sebastien Lemercier

Production: What we know about The Purge

Filming Timeline

On or about March 19, 2013, the film was in Completed status.

MPAA rating has been announced; assumed completed.

On or about January 25, 2012, the film was in Development status.

The Purge Release Date: When was it released?

The Purge was released in 2013 on Friday, June 7, 2013 (Nationwide release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including The Internship, Rapture-Palooza and Hello Herman.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

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