"The First Purge" is a 2018 American dystopian action horror film directed by Gerard McMurray.
The starring cast includes Y'lan Noel, Lex Scott Davis, Joivan Wade, Steve Harris, Mugga, Patch Darragh, Marisa Tomei, Kristen Solis, Rotimi Paul, Mo McRae and others.

Here are "The First Purge" movie trailer, plot summary, full cast and characters, release date and everything we know so far.


Is there a trailer for The First Purge movie?

Universal Pictures on Friday, April 06, 2018 released the trailer for "The First Purge" you can watch here:
The First Purge - Official Trailer .

Plot summary

What is The First Purge movie plot?

Here is a short review of "The First Purge" movie plot summary.

Deranged drug addict 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, including the current President, Bracken. 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, with additional compensation if they join the purge and survive. 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 moving his large amounts of money and product will draw too much attention, and tells them to stay in a safe house and lay low. Dealer Capital A (Christian Robinson) decides to defy this order and go out and purge, while newbie dealer Isaiah (Joivan Wade) is attacked and injured 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, and Anna (Maria Rivera) and Elsa (Chyna Layne), two prostitutes, are sent by his dealers to his office to keep him company. Skeletor commits the first 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 looting, vandalism, and disorderly conduct, as opposed to the expected murder.


Who plays who in the The First Purge movie?

Here is the full cast and characters of "The First Purge" movie. Actors and actresses are sorted mostly in credits order.

Y'lan Noel  as Dmitri Cimber
Lex Scott Davis  as Nya Charms
Joivan Wade  as Isaiah Charms
Steve Harris  as Freddy
Mugga  as Dolores
Patch Darragh  as Chief of Staff - Arlo Sabian
Marisa Tomei  as The Architect - Dr. Updale
Kristen Solis  as Selina
Rotimi Paul  as Skeletor
Mo McRae  as 7 & 7
Jermel Howard  as Lorenzo
Siya  as Blaise
Christian Robinson  as Capital A
Derek Basco  as Taz
Mitchell Edwards  as Kels
Maria Rivera  as Anna
Chyna Layne  as Elsa
Ian Blackman  as Bracken - NFFA President
Melonie Diaz  as Juani
Naszir Nance  as Terence
Peter Johnson  as Pastor Carl Almory
Levy Tran  as Roenick
Kevin Carrigan  as General Smiley
Luna Lauren Velez  as Luisa
D.K. Bowser  as Sharpie
Susanna Guzman  as Sister #1
Olivia Frances Williams  as Sister #2
Matthew Mesler  as Psychologist #1
Geoff Schuppert  as Psychologist #2
Deidre Goodwin  as Psychologist #3
Nancy Lemenager  as Psychologist #4
Neal Gupta  as Tech #1
Ricky Needham  as Tech #2
Anthony Lee Medina  as Tech #3
Mike Cabellon  as Tech #4
Nathyia Jackson  as Church Guard
Rolando Martín Gómez  as Man with Gun
Paul Iatomasi  as Security Guard
Katina Forte  as Reporter #1
Van Jones  as Reporter #2
Jane Fergus  as Reporter #4
Alan Pietruszewski  as Reporter #5
Aaron Moss  as Reporter #6
Logan Crawford  as Reporter #7
Gabriel Lopez  as Tall Man
Boris Khaykin  as Crackhead
Moisés Acevedo  as Crazy-Eyed Man (as Moises Acevedo)
Patrick Byas  as Bloody Victim
Shonica Gooden  as Female Resident
Shaun Woodland  as Male Resident
Desiigner  as Kels' Crew / Purge Partygoer
Cloé Xhauflaire  as News Reporter #1 (as Chloe Xhauflaire)
John P. McGinty  as News Reporter #2 (as John McGinty)
Qurrat Ann Kadwani  as News Reporter #3
Claudine Ewing  as News Reporter #6

Release date

When is The First Purge movie release date?

"The First Purge" movie release date was scheduled to be on July 4, 2018 (United States) and on July 5, 2018 (Germany) distributing by Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Nordic, 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 Argentina, Universal Pictures International (UPI), Film1, Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (UPHE) and Universal Pictures Spain.


What are The First Purge filming details?

The duration of the film is 1 hr 37 mins. With a budget of $13 million, the film grossed over $137.1 million.

"The First Purge" movie is rated "R", according to the MPAA film rating system.

Principal photography began in mid-September 2017 in Buffalo, New York.


What are critics and audiences saying about The First Purge movie?

"The First Purge" movie got average rating from critics. IMDB rating is 5.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 56/100. 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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