15 certificateThe Purge is a Film programme that first aired in 2013 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

The Purge is a 3 star programme

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The Purge (2013)

Directed by
James DeMonaco

Ethan Hawke and Rhys Wakefield star in a violent dystopian thriller from writer-director James DeMonaco. Attempting to reduce overall levels of violent crime, the USA has sanctioned one night per year in which citizens can commit any crime they like without fear of prosecution or hindrance. And it seems to have worked: crime statistics are down and the shattered US economy is resurrected; though whether thanks to national catharsis or the extermination of the poor and weak is open to debate. Better placed to survive the maelstrom than most is James Sandin, a salesman for a security company, whose products theoretically make his house an impregnable fortress. But, during The Purge of 2022, a Samaritan act leads to a masked gang leader and his vicious followers giving the Sandin family a lethal ultimatum... Also starring Lena Headey as Sandin's wife Mary. DeMonaco's sequel, The Purge: Anarchy, is premiered tomorrow night on Film4.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 86 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2013

Rating:
3/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA/France

Filmed in Colour

When is The Purge next on TV?

It's next showing on Film4 January 26th, 11:20pm and on Film4 Plus 1 January 27th, 12:20am. See more...

Cast

Image for Ethan HawkeEthan Hawke...James Sandin
Image for Lena HeadeyLena Headey...Mary Sandin
Max Burkholder...Charlie Sandin
Adelaide Kane...Zoey Sandin
Edwin Hodge...Bloody Stranger
Rhys Wakefield...Polite Leader
Tony Oller...Henry
Arija Bareikis...Mrs. Grace Ferrin
Tom Yi...Mr. Cali
Chris Mulkey...Mr. Halverson
Tisha French...Mrs. Halverson
Dana Bunch...Mr. Ferrin
Peter Gvozdas...Dr. Peter Buynak
John Weselcouch...Freak Interrupting
Alicia Vela-Bailey...Female Freak