The First Purge is a 2018 American slasher film directed by Gerard McMurray.
Starring Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Steve Harris, Mugga, Christian Robinson, Kristen Solis, Marisa Tomei, Patch Darragh, Maria Rivera and others.
Universal Pictures on Friday, April 06, 2018 released the trailer:
The First Purge - Official Trailer .
A crazed drug addict named Skeletor (Rotimi Paul) discusses his dark thoughts, including his desire to "purge" and unleash his hatred on other people. An NFFA employee tells Skeletor that he can very soon.
In an alternate 2014, the New Founding Fathers of America (NFFA) are now the most powerful party in the United States. In 2017, NFFA chief of staff Arlo Sabian (Patch Darragh) and sociologist Dr. May Updale announce an experiment to take place on Staten Island where for 12 hours, citizens will be allowed to purge and release their inhibitions in any way they choose, including murder. The NFFA offers residents $5,000 to stay during the experiment. They also outfit the participants with contact lens cameras so that they can monitor all activity and put tracking devices in them so they will know if they try to leave the island.
Drug lord Dmitri (Y'lan Noel) tells his dealers that they will not be leaving the island as it will draw too much attention, moving his large amounts of money and product. Dmitri says to his soldiers that they will stay in a safe house and lay low. Dealer Capital A (Christian Robinson) decides to defy this order and go out and purge, while dealer Isaiah (Joivan Wade) is attacked and cut by Skeletor. Isaiah goes to his sister Nya (Lex Scott Davis), an anti-Purge activist and Dimitri's ex-girlfriend, for treatment.
As people flee Staten Island, Nya joins her friends Dolores (Mugga), Luisa (Luna Lauren Velez), and Selina (Kristen Solis) in a church to wait out the Purge. Dmitri has stayed behind because Capital A has sent Anna (Maria Rivera) and Elsa (Chyna Layne), two prostitutes, to his office. Skeletor commits the first-ever Purge murder, and the video recorded by the NFFA goes viral. The NFFA also observe that more parties than killings are taking place and that crimes are mostly just looting and vandalism, as opposed to the expected murder.
Here is the full cast and characters of The First Purge.
The film The First Purge was scheduled to be released on July 4, 2018 (United States) and on July 5, 2018 (Germany) by Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, Universal Studios, Andes Films, CinemArt, Forum Film Bulgaria, Parco Co. Ltd., Ro Image 2000, Sabay MVP, Sony Pictures Releasing, Synca, Toho-Towa, United International Pictures (UIP), Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film1 and Universal Pictures Spain.
The duration of the film is 97 minutes. With a budget of $13 million, the film grossed over $137 million.
The film The First Purge is rated with "R" rating.
The First Purge filming. Principal photography began in mid-September 2017 in Buffalo, New York.
The First Purge got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.2. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 55. The audience dislikes the film either. Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B-" on a scale ranging from A+ to F.
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Official website: thefirstpurge.com
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