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The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

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Three groups of people intertwine and are left stranded in the streets on Purge Night, trying to survive the chaos and violence that occurs.

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Diego (as Noel G.)
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Barney
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Carmelo (as Michael K. Williams)
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Bloody Stranger
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Roddy
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Storyline

A couple are driving home when their car breaks down just as the Purge commences. Meanwhile, a police sergeant goes out into the streets to get revenge on the man who killed his son, and a mother and daughter run from their home after assailants destroy it. The five people meet up as they attempt to survive the night in Los Angeles. Written by Anonymous

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Welcome to America where one night a year all crime is legal See more »


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

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18 July 2014 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,816,675, 20 July 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$71,962,800

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,602,999
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Trivia

Niko Nicotera was in a television series with Anarchy in the title: Sons of Anarchy. See more »

Goofs

When Leo's ex wife comes to visit him before The Purge begins, she looks over at a selection of newspaper articles and photos of his target stuck to the wall. After she leaves, he also looks over at the wall, but the layout of the montage has changed dramatically, including completely different photos. See more »

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Title Card: America. 2023. Unemployment is below 5%. Crime is virtually non-existent while every year fewer and fewer people live below the poverty line. All thanks to...
Title Card: The Purge: anarchy.
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No Me Reganes - Buscando Ambiente
Written by F.R. Machuca
Performed by The Countdown Singers
Courtesy of Countdown Media GmbH
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12 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

The first film was a generic home invasion flick with a gimmick that reduced the 'all crime is legal for 12 hours' concept to essentially a narrative countdown clock device - a family must survive for such and such more time and the film wasted a decent premise. The Purge:Anarchy rights the wrongs of its predecessor and delivers on the high concept. The characters are thinly written, but played with adequate skill by the actors and a more than decent performance by Frank Grillo as the lead. The satire is about as subtle as a round of bullets to the chest and the film never feels comfortable during the few moments the story calms down to spend time developing the characters, but this was made for visceral thrills and B grade enjoyment. The mayhem is relentless and while the low budget certainly reduced the amount of arson to a few fleeting glimpses, the violent set pieces are staged with enough wit to make this sequel a nice surprise.


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