PLOT (spoiler alert!!!):
In 2022, the United States is a nation reborn ruled by the New Founding Fathers of America. To maintain low crime and unemployment rates throughout the year, the government has installed an annual twelve-hour period called “The Purge” during which all criminal activity, including murder, becomes legal. The only rules during The Purge are that “Level 10” government officials must remain unharmed and usage of weaponry above “Class 4” is forbidden. The Purge is designed to act as a catharsis for the American people, so that they may vent all negative emotions however they desire.
James Sandin (Ethan Hawke) is a wealthy home security developer. At home, Mary Sandin (Lena Headey) struggles with her two children: teenage Zoey (Adelaide Kane) is dating an older boy named Henry (Tony Oller), while Charlie (Max Burkholder) questions the need for the Purge. Mary speaks to her excitable neighbor, Grace Ferrin (Arija Bareikis), who explains that…
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