|The Purge (2013)|
|Rating: 5.6/10 (118,028 votes)
Director: James DeMonaco
Writer: James DeMonaco
Stars: Ethan Hawke, Lena Headey, Max Burkholder, Adelaide Kane
Runtime: 85 min
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Released: 07 Jun 2013
|Plot: In the future, a wealthy 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.|
On March 21, 2022, one hour before the annual Purge commences, James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) returns to his home in an affluent Los Angeles suburb to wait out the night with his wife Mary (Lena Headey) and their two children, 17-year-old daughter Zoey (Adelaide Kane) and 14-year-old son Charlie (Max Burkholder). James is the top salesman for elaborate security systems designed specifically for Purge night, and the family is assured that the security system manufactured by James’ company will keep them safe. Their neighbors attribute the size and fittings of the newly extended Sandins’ house to his success in local promotion.
While the family awaits the 7 PM sirens which will announce the start of the Purge, Zoey sees her boyfriend Henry (Tony Oller), an older boy whom James dislikes. James enables the security system, which includes a surveillance camera monitoring system and metal plating that seals the doors and windows. The Purge begins, and the family disperses in their home to go about their normal routine.