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The Purge (2013)

  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 5,632 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 7 June 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 85 min
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  • IMDb page: The Purge (2013)
  • Rate: 5.8/10 total 5,632 votes 
  • Genre: Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
  • Release Date: 7 June 2013 (USA)
  • Runtime: 85 min
  • Filming Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
  • Budget: $3,000,000 (estimated)
  • Gross: $34,058,360 (USA) (7 June 2013)
  • Director: James DeMonaco
  • Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder | See full cast and crew
  • Original Music By: Nathan Whitehead   
  • Soundtrack: Is 'e an Aussie, Is 'e Lizzie?
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Datasat | Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: One Night | Stabbed In The Chest | 2020s | Shot In The Chest | Written By Director

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • James DeMonaco  written by

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    Plot: A family is held hostage for harboring the target of a murderous syndicate during the Purge, a 12-hour period in which any and all crime is legalized. Full summary »  »

    Story: 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. Written byUniversal Pictures


    Synopsis: In the not-too-distant future, a new political regime, called the New Founding Fathers of America, attempts to control an epidemic of violence and crime by imposing strict martial law, and by trying out a new experiment called The Purge, where three times a year, for 12 hours, murder is completely legal.

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    FullCast & Crew

    Produced By:

    • Michael Bay known as producer
    • Jason Blum known as producer
    • Jeanette Brill known as co-producer
    • Gerard DiNardi known as line producer
    • Andrew Form known as producer
    • Bradley Fuller known as producer
    • Sebastien Lemercier known as producer

    FullCast & Crew:

    • Ethan Hawke known as James Sandin
    • Lena Headey known as Mary Sandin
    • Max Burkholder known as Charlie Sandin
    • Adelaide Kane known as Zoey Sandin
    • Edwin Hodge known as Bloody Stranger
    • Rhys Wakefield known as Polite Stranger
    • Tony Oller known as Henry
    • Arija Bareikis known as Mrs. Grace Ferrin
    • Tom Yi known as Mr. Cali
    • Chris Mulkey known as Mr. Halverson
    • Tisha French known as Mrs. Halverson
    • Dana Bunch known as Mr. Ferrin
    • Peter Gvozdas known as Dr. Peter Buynak
    • John Weselcouch known as Freak Interrupting
    • Alicia Vela-Bailey known as Female Freak
    • Karen Strassman known as Newscaster
    • David Basila known as George (uncredited)
    • Boima Blake known as Freak #1 (uncredited)
    • Nathan Clarkson known as Freak (uncredited)
    • Chester Lockhart known as Freak (uncredited)



    Supporting Department

    Makeup Department:

    • Steve Costanza known as makeup department head
    • Jennifer Gerber known as additional makeup artist
    • David Larson known as department head hair
    • Nacoma Whobrey known as key makeup artist

    Art Department:

    • Hunter Brown known as leadman: reshoots
    • Catherine Devaney known as art consultant
    • Tim Dodge known as set dresser
    • Anthony B. Egan known as lead painter
    • Zak Faust known as art department coordinator
    • Gary Jones known as construction foreman
    • David Lordan known as art p.a.
    • Scott MacDonald known as leadman
    • Robert 'Cass' McEntee known as construction coordinator (re-shoot)
    • Augy Plotquin known as construction coordinator
    • Mark Rielly known as prop maker
    • John Sadler known as property master: reshoots
    • Hillel Chaim Smith known as property master




    Production Companies:

    • Blumhouse Productions
    • Platinum Dunes
    • Universal International Pictures (UI)
    • Universal Pictures
    • Why Not Productions

    Other Companies:

    • 424 Post  special thanks
    • Company 3  digital intermediate
    • De Lane Lea  ADR recording
    • G. Creative Inc.  sound editorial service
    • Pivotal Post  Avid HD Editing Equipment Provided By
    • Post Haste Sound  post-production sound services


    • United International Pictures (UIP) (2013) (Poland) (theatrical)
    • United International Pictures (UIP) (2013) (Singapore) (theatrical)
    • Universal Pictures Canada (2013) (Canada) (theatrical)
    • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2013) (Germany) (theatrical)
    • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2013) (France) (theatrical)
    • Universal Pictures International (UPI) (2013) (Russia) (theatrical)
    • Universal Pictures (2013) (USA) (theatrical)
    • Universal Pictures (2013) (USA) (all media)



    Other Stuff

    Visual Effects by:

    • Chad E. Collier known as data technician: Method Studios
    • Janice Barlow Collier known as technical administrator: Method Studios
    • Greg Emerson known as digital effects artist
    • Sean Andrew Faden known as visual effects supervisor
    • Mathias Frodin known as digital compositor
    • Ian Holland known as flame artist: Method Studios
    • Eva Snyder known as digital compositor: Method Studios

    MPAA: Rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language



    Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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