America has high crime rates all across the country. The prisons are overcrowded. Homelessness is rampant in all the major cities. It’s 2022 and “The New Founding Fathers” have come up with a plan to relieve the stress, to help lower the crime rate, and to help the economy. For 12 hours once a year participants are allowed to kill, rape, and commit any other crime you can think of, and not get prosecuted. The police will not respond to any calls. The hospitals will not render any services. For 12 hours the citizenry of the America will be able to Purge their lives of all the hatred, all the stress, and all the pressures that have been bottled up.
The Sandin’s, father James (Ethan Hawke), mother Mary (Lena Heady), daughter Zoey (Adelaide Kane), and son Charlie (Max Bunkhalder) are sitting down to dinner. They are not afraid of what is coming as James is a salesman of a high tech security system that is supposed to protect them during the purge.
After dinner, the system is armed and the family goes off to other parts of the house. Zoey’s boyfriend Henry (Tony Oller) has made it into the house and wants to see James to talk to him about the relationship he has with Zoey. What Zoey doesn’t know is that Henry has come to shoot James because Zoey is not allowed to see Henry.
Henry is shot and killed when he tries to kill James. Charlie sees a “Bloody Stranger” (Edwin Hodge) and lowers the system and lets him in. The “Polite Leader” (Rhys Wakefield) of the group chasing the “Bloody Stranger” comes to the Sandin’s home and gives a time limit to release the man.
The Sandin’s are faced with the choice of handing him over to be killed or be killed themselves. What would you do?
This futuristic look at what may become an event for the American people is brought to you by Director James DeMonaco. This could be a scenario that we in the future may be facing. So while you watch this movie ask yourself this question; Are you ready to PURGE?