Reminder all emergency services will be suspended for a 12-hour period during the purge.

If on one night every year, you could commit any crime without facing consequences, what would you do? In THE PURGE, a speculative 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. 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.

  • 1 hr 25 minRHDSD
  • Jun 7, 2013
  • Horror

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  • Ethan HawkeJames Sandin

    Ethan Green Hawke was born on November 6, 1970 in Austin, Texas, to Leslie Carole (Green), a charity worker, and James Steven Hawke, an insurance actuary. His parents were students at the University of Texas at the time but divorced when Ethan was 5 years old. His mother raised him alone for the next five years, moving around the country, until she remarried in 1981 and the family settled in Princeton Junction, New Jersey. He attended West Windsor-Plainsboro High School and then transferred to the Hun School of Princeton and it was while he was there that he began taking acting classes at the McCarter Theatre on the Princeton campus. His early ambition had been to be a writer, but as a result of the acting lessons and appearances in student productions he persuaded his mother to allow him to attend an audition for a role in a sci-fi adolescent adventure, Explorers (1985). He got the role (along with River Phoenix) but although the movie was favourably reviewed, it met with little commercial success which discouraged Hawke from pursuing further movie roles for several years. He was admitted to the prestigious Carnegie-Mellon University to study theatre but his studies were interrupted when he won his break-through role opposite Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society (1989) and he did not complete his degree. He then appeared in numerous films before taking a role in the Generation X drama Reality Bites (1994) for which he received critical praise. He starred in the romantic drama Before Sunrise (1995), and its later sequels Before Sunset (2004) and Before Midnight (2013). His subsequent acting career was a mix of theatre work (earning a number of awards and nominations, including a Tony Award nomination for his role in "The Coast of Utopia" at the Lincoln Center in New York), and a mix of serious and more commercial movies, notably Gattaca (1997) (where he met his first wife, Uma Thurman) and Training Day (2001). His role as the father in the coming-of-age drama Boyhood (2014) earned him multiple award nominations, including the Academy, BAFTA, Golden Globe, and SAG Award for Best Supporting Actor. Meanwhile, he also wrote two novels: "The Hottest State" (1996) and "Ash Wednesday" (2002).
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  • LENA HEADEYMary Sandin

    Lena Headey is a British actress. Headey is best known for her role as "Cersei Lannister" in Game of Thrones (2011) (2011-present) and The Brothers Grimm (2005), Possession (2002), and The Remains of the Day (1993). Headey stars as "Queen Gorgo", a heroic Spartan woman in the period film, 300 (2006), by director Zack Snyder. Headey was born in Hamilton, Bermuda, to British parents Sue and John Headey. Her father, a Yorkshire police cadet, was sent to Bermuda shortly before her birth. She was raised there, living by the ocean until she was five. Back in England, she was brought up in Yorkshire before moving to London in her teens. Headey had not gone to drama school before she became an actress. At the age of seventeen, Headey's performance in a one-off show in the company of six school friends caught the attention of a casting agent, who took a photo and asked her to audition. Eventually, Headey was cast in Waterland (1992), which became her big-screen debut. She honed her natural acting talent while filming and also took archery classes and horse training. She also took boxing classes in clubs in south London, where a former boxer had been teaching her to spar. During her film career, spanning over 15 years, Headey has shown her range in a variety of roles, playing characters from Amazon-type warriors and action-minded women in The Cave (2005) and The Brothers Grimm (2005), to a lesbian florist in Imagine Me & You (2005). Headey's film career has taken her all over the world. She was in India for the filming of The Jungle Book (1994), then in St. Petersburg, Russia, for filming Onegin (1999), and in Norway for filming of Aberdeen (2000). In 2005 Headey was filming in Romania and in Mexico, then spent four months in Prague, Czech Republic, where a forest was designed and built for filming The Brothers Grimm (2005), with Matt Damon and Heath Ledger. During 2006 Headey was in Canada for the filming of 300 (2006), then went to locations in Bulgaria for shooting The Contractor (2007), and Germany and in Czech Republic for the filming of The Red Baron (2008). She also played Gina McVey in the horror thriller The Broken (2008), and Elizabeth in Tell Tale (2009). In addition to her film-work, Heady appeared as Sarah Connor in a TV spin-off of the popular "Terminator" film franchise, the FOX's television series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (2008). Outside of her acting profession, Headey continued taking boxing lessons in London. She is a vegetarian and also remains loyal to yoga, which she discovered during her work in India. She has never been back to her birthplace in Bermuda; she shares her time between her homes in London, England, and Los Angeles, California.
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  • RHYS WAKEFIELDPolite Leader

    Rhys Wakefield is an Australian actor and director whose films have grossed over $350 million worldwide. He first started out as a regular on the Australian TV series Home and Away where he starred in 363 episodes. He played the lead in James Cameron's thriller Sanctum, the Polite Leader in The Purge franchise and was nominated for Best Actor in a Feature Film by the Australian Film Institute and the Australian Film Critics Circle for his role in The Black Balloon. Wakefield's first directed feature film, Berserk, was released in American cinemas on April 5, 2019. It stars Nick Cannon, James Roday, Nora Arnezeder, Erin Moriarty, Jack Falahee and was executive produced by Brian Kavanaugh-Jones. The film was partially based on someone trying to break into Wakefield's home. Wakefield also co-wrote and produced the film with William Day Frank. Wakefield co-wrote and directed the short film A Man Walks Into a Bar, which was a finalist at the 2013 Tropfest International Short Film Festival in Sydney. In 2016, his screenplay Please Close the Gate was officially selected for the Beverly Hills Film Festival and was a feature finalist at the Cinequest Screenwriting competition.
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  • MAX BURKHOLDERCharlie Sandin

    Max Burkholder was born on November 1, 1997 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Maxwell Henry Wolf Burkholder. He is an actor, known for Daddy Day Care (2003), The Purge (2013) and Parenthood (2010).
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  • Tom YiMr. Cali

    Tom Yi has lived in four countries on three continents. His formative years were spent in the South Bay area of Southern California. Attended Denver University before transferring to (LMU) Loyola Marymount University. His work credits include numerous regional and national commercials, as well as roles in episodic television, including a recurring role on FX's The Shield (2002) as Detective Rodriguez. One of his favorite working experiences was a small role on The West Wing (1999), where he received valuable career advice from Martin Sheen. Other notable appearances on comedy series are Monk (2002), The Office (2005), Men of a Certain Age (2009) and season four of Arrested Development (2003). Recognized for his role as Rabbi Chang, brother to Ken Jeong Señor Chang, on the NBC's Community (2009). Comedic film credits include roles in Senior Skip Day (2008), Bridesmaids (2011) - directed by Paul Feig and This Is 40 (2012) - directed by Judd Apatow. In 2013 he departs from comedy and plays Mr. Cali in a Science Fiction film, The Purge (2013), written and directed by James DeMonaco, starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey Tom Yi's nickname was given to him by The Los Angeles Times when they misprinted his name in an article -- total of 5 letters. His family and friends often refer to him as "Yom Ti." His high school friend and college roommate is writer, director, producer Jim Praytor who created the innovative transitions for the hit television sitcom Home Improvement (1991) starring Tim Allen. In a Viagra commercial, he is the one who asks, "Hey, Bob, did you lose weight?"
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  • TONY OLLERHenry

    Tony Oller was born February 25, 1991 in Taylorville, Illinois and raised in Houston, Texas. He has been acting and singing since age 9. He has numerous commercial, film and voice over credits prior to his more prominent series regular roles on TeenNick ("Gigantic") and The Disney Channel ("As The Bell Rings"). He began his career in Houston where he resided until his move to Los Angeles at age 18. From age 12 he began frequent commutes to L.A. for his budding career while balancing his public school education and home life in Houston. He opted to defer college for one year to try to further his career. He found the success he was working for when he booked a lead role in the television series "Gigantic" five weeks after his move to L.A. He has since starred in multiple film and television projects including leading roles opposite Ethan Hawke ("The Purge") and Dennis Quaid ("Beneath The Darkness"). His stage credits include Billy in The Alley Theater's (Houston, TX) 2003 Equity production of "Sherlock Holmes", a role once played by a young Charlie Chaplin in his theatrical debut. Tony was 12 years old and the only child in the cast. He performed 30 consecutive shows without an understudy for the role. During his first pilot season in L.A. in 2004 he landed an Equity role in the first theater collaboration by FOX TV and Naked Angels Theater Group (comically named "Naked TV") at the Edgemar Theater in Santa Monica. Tony was one of only three children (including Lucas Till and Marc John Jeffries) cast among 43 talented Los Angeles actors in the performances. Other stage credits include an award winning performance as Billy Flynn in "Chicago" and lead roles in "Grease", "Oliver" and "The Nutcracker". Although often proclaiming that acting is his life, he has an equal love of music. His singing talents have won contests and earned guest performances on three television shows. He was a Jr. Singer contestant on "Star Search" in Hollywood (2003, age 12), an Apollo 'Star of Tomorrow' guest singer on "It's Showtime At The Apollo" in New York City (2002, age 11) and an invited guest singer on "The Jenny Jones Show Christmas Special" in Chicago (2002, age 11). He is a singer/songwriter/musician who has been writing and performing his own original lyrics for many years, including a band he formed at age 16 called "The Horizon". He made his live performance debut in L.A. on June 29, 2010 at The House of Blues on The Sunset Strip for a charity benefit. His performance included his solo rendition with piano of his original song "Change The World". In March 2012 he signed with Columbia Records and recorded one album for the label with his band MKTO. MKTO is a pop/rap duo with Malcolm Kelley and Tony Oller who first met on the set of their TeenNick show "Gigantic" where they played best friends before becoming best friends. MKTO stands for their initials as well as "Misfit Kids and Total Outcasts" which describes how they often felt in high school. Their debut single "Thank You" was released in January 2013 and is certified Quadruple Platinum in sales & reached #2 on the ARIA charts in Australia. Their hit single "Classic" was released July 2013 and received numerous worldwide certifications including Platinum certification in the U.S. That hit song continues it's worldwide popularity with their music video having garnered over 100 million views. MKTO's U.S./Australia/New Zealand first headlining tour commenced in March 2013. When their debut album was released in January 2014, it reached #1 within 8 hours of it's release. In the U.S. their self-titled debut album released on April 1, 2014. MKTO began it's first U.S. headlining tour, their "American Dream Tour" in 31 cities starting June 27, 2014. Following their tour, they accompanied Demi Lovato as openers on the U.S./Canada portion of her Demi World Tour in 25 cities. (It was a reunion of sorts for Tony and Demi who first worked together as Disney actors on "As The Bell Rings".) In 2015 MKTO released their EP "Bad Girls" which also includes their singles "Monaco", "Afraid of the Dark" and "Just Imagine It" a soulful song of hope for humanity. In July 2016 they released their music video for their song "Superstitious". They were guest performers of Taylor Swift on her "1989" tour at Gillette Stadium (July 2015). She introduced them as one of her favorite bands & their hit song "Classic" as one of her favorite songs which she sang along with them to a sold out crowd of over 60,000 people. They consider this the biggest and most memorable highlight of their career to date. MKTO amicably parted ways with Columbia Records in 2018. They feel forever grateful to Columbia for giving them their musical start and for so many incredible opportunities and experiences all over the world. After their two year hiatus from recording and performing, they proudly signed with the hit-making record label BMG Nashville and top talent agency ICM Partners for representation in all areas worldwide. Their hotly anticipated return to the pop music scene commences with their new single & music video for "How Can I Forget" (September 7, 2018). Tony is classically trained in voice and piano, plays guitar and saxophone, and is an accomplished self-taught drummer. In his elementary years, he studied tap dance and ballet. As a teen, he was a member of a hip-hop performance team and has studied urban dance from masters Wade Robson and Shane Sparks. He sang in his TV series "Gigantic" as his character Walt who aspires to be a professional singer/musician (2010). When he was still a Houston public high school student, he starred in both seasons of the Disney show "As The Bell Rings" where he demonstrated his singing and dancing skills. He recorded several original songs & music videos for the series including one with his co-star Demi Lovato who also began her Disney career on "As The Bell Rings". Also during his high school years, he recorded three original songs in London, England at the famed Olympic Studios in collaboration with the popular British band McFly for an EPK (2008). During his senior year, he traveled to Kristiansand, Norway and Nashville, Tennessee for two other independent recording and music video projects (2009). In Norway he collaborated with Swedish teen singer Vendela Palmgren and British teen singer Naomi Biggins on a multi-platform project titled Zoovolution produced by Todd Macadangdang. Their songs "All I Need", "Live Without You" and "Follow Your Heart" are available on iTunes. In Nashville, he starred as a celebrity crush in teen singer Savannah Outen's music video for her song "If You Only Knew", produced by Grammy Award winner Keith Thomas. He was appointed as a Youth Ambassador for Variety Magazine's "Power of Youth" beginning in 2008, part of the new generation of young performers given the opportunity to change the world and inspire others by lending support to various charitable causes such as St. Jude Hospital Children's Hospital, LA's BEST and the Starlight Children's Foundation. Tony's goal is a lifelong dual career in acting and music.
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