The Purge (2013) Script

Mr. Faulk? James Sandin.

Hey, Mr. Sandin.

I talked to John over at repairs, and he took care of it.

It's all fine.

The system is working without a hitch.

You are going to be locked in tight tonight.

Thank you, sir.

All right, Mr. Faulk. Safe night.

SUSAN: James Sandin's office.

Sue? Yeah, I took care of Faulk.

What do you know, did you hear anything?

You're number one, Mr. Sandin.

All right. Yeah. You got it, sir. You came out on top.

Thank you very much. Thank you.

Congratulations to you, too, Susan.

You don't have to say that.

No, Susan, it's a team win. Thank you.

Okay. All right, well, safe night.

Safe night, Mr. Sandin.

MALE CALLER ON RADIO: The poor can't afford to protect themselves.

They're the victims tonight.

MALE RADIO ANNOUNCER: We all got our own opinions.

That's what makes this country great.

Holly, line four. What are your Purge plans?

HOLLY: Locking down behind my brand new security system.

Pete from Northern Virginia, what's your Purge plan?

PETE: I'm gonna hunt down my boss.

That son of a bitch has it coming.

Clearly, more people will be Purging this year than ever before.

American streets will be running red tonight, when people release the beast in record numbers.

JAMES: Mr. Cali! You're getting one last walk in before lockdown, huh?

Yep Did you do the systems check I recommended?

Of course. No problems.

Yeah, it's the same one I use. I only sell the best.

Nobody's bothering us tonight.

You have a safe night, Mr. Sandin. Thanks.

MALE RADIO ANNOUNCER: Don't forget to buy your blue Baptisias.

Display those flowers proudly, folks, okay?

Show your support for this important evening.

Safe night to everyone.

Home again, home again. Jiggity-jig.

FEMALE ANNOUNCER: Release the beast, and Purge in our American streets.

Your New Founding Fathers..

Hey, honey, I'm home!

MARY: I'm in the kitchen.

What a day, what a day.

Everybody's doing security checks, it's crazy.

Traffic's even worse than last year.

Something smells good.


Ta-da! Ah.

I'll put them in water, get them outside.

Okay. Where are the kids?

Their rooms, of course.

We got an hour before commencement, right?

Mmm-hmm. Dinner's nearly ready, so, uh, hurry up. All right.

Well, I have to make a few phone calls. Mmm-hmm.


One thing? Yeah?

Zoey is getting worse.

She's been pouting all day. I can't stand it.

So, you're gonna have to do something about the Henry situation.

There's nothing to do about it.

He's 18, he's not getting any younger.

She's just gonna have to sulk. She'll get over it.

But I've got some good news for all of us.

I'll tell you at dinner.

DR. BUYNAK ON TV: History has proven this over and over again.

We are inherently a violent species.

Wars, genocide, murder.

The denial of our true selves is the problem.

The Purge not only contains societal violence to a single evening, but the country-wide catharsis creates psychological stability by letting us release the aggression we all have inside of us.

I love you.

Let's growl.


Growl. Why?

Because everyone says, "I love you."

It's used, and we need to find our own thing.

Oh. Go like this..

No, I'll look silly.

Come on. No.

Do it. It's our way of saying, "I love you." Try it.

Do it.

I think my dad's home.

I'm sorry, baby. You've got to get going.

I'm sorry.

And you have to get home before lockdown.

Come on.

Come here.

Someone's getting ready for tonight.

Be careful.

GRACE: Mary!

I'm so glad I caught you.

I come bearing gifts.

What have I done to deserve a gift, Grace?

Oh, I have a new hobby. Baking. Grace. Mary.

I made way too many cookies.

Hi! Ooh! Cookies!

I hope you're hungry Those cookies are crazy good.

MRS.HALVERSON: They're lovely.

Have a safe night, ladies.

Bye! Good night!

Bye! Thank you, Grace.

Yeah, just what the Halversons needed. More cookies, right?


The new addition you built, it's just amazing.

Thank you.

Not everyone had the year you did, Mary.

What do you mean?

You know your husband sold a new security system to almost every home in this community.

You know, some people are actually saying this neighborhood paid for that new addition on your home.

Are people really saying that?

Relax, it's just good old neighborhood gossip.

Nothing to worry about.

You're too sensitive.

So, are you having your annual party, Grace?

No. Too much trouble.

We're just gonna lock down, watch some Purge events.

Nothing special.

Well, um, thank you for the cookies.

Good night.

You're welcome.

Have a safe night, Mary.

And you, Grace.


You scared me to death.

You can't keep creeping up on me like that, Charlie.

So, quit playing with Timmy and come help me set the table, kiddo. Okay?


Christ! Charlie, that's twice today.

You're gonna give me a heart attack.

Sorry, Mom.

Look, check it out. I made some adjustments to Timmy.

I installed a night vision program and I insulated his motor, so you can barely hear him.

And he can now play music to accompany him on his missions.


He likes songs from olden times. Mmm-hmm.

That is very, very cool.

What is it? What's bothering you?

It's tonight, isn't it?

Just remember all the good the Purge does, okay?

It's all that matters.

Are you hungry?

A little bit.


Well, take Timmy away and come back and help me finish up, okay?

Mmm. Okay.

Honey, this food is so good.

Isn't it amazing? Not one carb.

Oh, great. Notone.

Well, I'd like to hear about everybody's day.

Zoey, you want to go first?

Charlie, what are you doing?

Sorry, I forgot to take my vitals earlier.


By the way, there's a slight deviation in my heart rate, but other than that, nothing to worry about.

JAMES: Okay, thank you.

Zoey, your day.

I don't want to do this anymore.

It's stupid.

Okay, fine.

Calc test, piano. Normal day. Mmm-hmm.

Who cares?

I do. I care, very much.

And what about practice? You ready for your recital?


Of course you are, because you're always ready.

Just make sure your left hand cooperates in that third movement.

When I'm listening, that's what I hear.

All right, can I..

Does anybody mind? Can I do my day?

I have some news. Um.. MARY: Go ahead.

I did it. I did it.

All sales are final..

And I'm on top.

My division sold the most upgraded security systems.

Congratulations, Dad. Thank you.

Congratulations, baby.

Thanks. It's a team effort, you know?

All right, Charlie, you're next.

Well, we studied the history of tonight in History.

And in English, I wrote a story about a man whose love is so powerful, that it can kill people.

So, he cuts out his own heart.

That is so sweet.

You know, he should have cut off his own penis.


Eating dinner, no penises!

(OVERLAPPING PROTESTS) JAMES: Charlie, don't encourage her.

Don't fist-bump that!

We're not in the dormitorium, okay?

ZOEY: "Dormitorium?" Is that even a word?

Get with the times. God.

Guys, look what time it is.

Oh, wow, it's later than I thought.

All right, it's time for lockdown. Let's go.

Don't even think about it.

Hey, give that back. Are we in the zoo?

Fine, I want this.

Hey, look at this.

Mr. Sabian and Mr. Barbero are going hunting.

That's daring.

I didn't know they were going to Purge together.

Are they friends?

Hmm. The Ferrins are having a party.

Grace said she wasn't having a party this year.

JAMES: Just thank God we weren't invited.

She's nice. But, wow, she's annoying.

All right, let's get ready for tonight.

As always, just a precaution.

All right, Mr. Cali is starting his lockdown.


Are we ready?

All right, let's hit it.

Okay, Charlie, it's almost time. Hit it.

MALE ANNOUNCER: Release the beast and Purge in our American streets.

Your New Founding Fathers encourage your participation.

FEMALE ANNOUNCER: This is not a test.

This is your Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the Annual Purge sanctioned by the U. S. Government.

Weapons of Class Four and lower have been authorized for use during the Purge.

All other weapons are restricted.

Government officials of ranking 10 have been granted immunity from the Purge and shall not be harmed.

Commencing at the siren, any and all crime, including murder, will be legal for 12 continuous hours.

Police, fire and emergency medical services will be unavailable until tomorrow morning at 7:00 AM when the Purge concludes.

Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn.

May God be with you all.

Okay, kids. I know bad things do happen tonight.

But we can afford protection.

So, we'll be fine, just like always. No worries.

OKay? OKay?

Can I go now?

I would prefer to be miserable in my room.

Of course you may. Thank you for being here.

Where are you going, bud?

Hey. Charlie.

Why don't you guys do it?

Because we don't feel the need to, Charlie. That's all.

So, if you felt the need to, you would kill someone tonight?

Look, I know this is difficult to understand at your age, but tonight allows people a release for all the hatred and violence and aggression that they keep up inside them.

Okay? And yes, if your mother and I were so inclined, uh, we would participate.

Because it works.

You don't remember how bad it was, Charlie.

The poverty, all the crime.

This night saved our country.


Why don't you go relax? We're all done here.

I've got some paperwork to process to get my bonus.

Then we should watch a movie later with the kids.

Jesus, Henry!

You scared the hell out of me.

Wait, what are you doing here?

I wanted to surprise you.

So,lsnuckin when you were eating.

Baby, you can't be in here.

My dad will lose his mind if he sees you here now.

Come on.

Aren't you happy to see me?

Of course.

FEMALE ANCHOR: We're looking at some live feeds from around the country and discussing the Purge with criminologist Tommy Aagaard.

TOMMY: Thanks, Nicole.

Now, is the Purge really about releasing aggression and containing violence, or is it something else?

Purge detractors often postulate this evening is actually about the elimination of the poor, the needy, the sick.

Those unable to defend themselves.

The eradication of the so-called

"non-contributing members" of society, ultimately unburdening the economy.

Is the Purge really about money?

Either way, crime is down. The economy is flourishing.

I can't do this.


Did I do something? No. I.. Um..

I just..

I didn't come here to see you.

I came to see your father.

What? Why?

It's time to straighten this out.

He cannot forbid you from seeing me.

That's crazy.

It might be crazy, but he's not going to change his mind.

He thinks you're too old for me.

Talking to him is only going to make him more angry and he'll make it more difficult for us.

I promise everything is gonna be okay.

TOMMY ON TV: America was collapsing.

A quadruple dip recession followed by a full market crash.

A skyrocketing debt, multiple wars and a significant dollar devaluation..

All precipitating the worst economic disaster in the history of the United States.

Crime and poverty rose exponentially, and the New Founding Fathers, just months after being elected came up with this audacious notion, the decriminalization of murder for one night.

A lawful outlet for American rage.

A way to contain crime.

The undeniable fact is, this is working.

MARY: I thought I heard gunshots.

A couple of streets back, maybe?

Gunshots are gonna happen tonight, okay? It's nothing.

It's probably somebody just firing off a few rounds before going hunting.

Come on. Let's go relax.

Hold on.

Look. He can't kick me out.

He's gonna be forced to listen to what I have to say.

I don't know.

One on one. Man to man, no BS.

I'm gonna explain to him that sure, I may be older, but you're also very mature.

So age difference is not a problem.

I'll tell him how much I love you.

JAMES: 10 years ago, we could barely afford rent.

Now we're thinking about buying a boat.


Yeah.. Uh-oh.

This one has a car garage.

Who needs a car on a boat?

BLOODY STRANGER: They're coming after me.

They're gonna kill me!

Can anyone hear me?

Help me! Someone, please, help me!

They're coming after me, all right?

Can anybody help me?

Please. They killed..

I just need to get somewhere safe.

Does anybody hear me?

Look, I won't hurt you!

I don't want to die.

I don't deserve this.

Why won't anybody help me?

I just need somewhere to hide.

Somebody, please, just open the door for me.

They're coming, they're coming. Somebody, please!

They're gonna kill me!

What the hell?

Come here!

Let's go! This way!

Come on!


Come on! Hurry!

What the hell?

Charlie! Zoey!

CHARLIE: This way! Hurry!

Go! Go!


JAMES: What the hell is going on?

HENRY: Mr. Sandin.

James, he has a gun! Henry has a gun!

Oh, my God!


Henry! Henry!

Oh, God!

James. Are you hit?

I didn't hit Zoey, did I?

I think she's okay.


MARY: Charlie, come here.

Mom, what's going on?

JAMES: Charlie, where is he, huh?

Where's the man?

I don't know. I don't understand.

Who is he? Why did you let him in our home?

He was hurt. He called for help. No one was helping him.

Charlie, Jesus Christ. What the hell? Huh?

We have no idea what this man is capable of.

Enough. Enough, James.

He's gone. We don't know what Henry might do.

And we're not safe out here. We don't know where Zoey is.

You're right. Let's go. Come on.

Come on, come on, come on.

Let's go. Let's go.

Henry! Henry.

Hang on.


Come on.



Here's the plan.

You two stay put here, and I'll just..

I'll go out there and I'm gonna find Zoey and I'm gonna bring her back here.

Henry tried to kill you. James..

I know. Mary, I got to make sure she's okay.

Okay? I have to.

He didn't shoot at me.

I'll find her, I can go. I'll be fine. No,no,noH.

I can't let you go with that man out there.

Okay? I can't let you do that.

Baby, I..

Let me go get her.

You just stay here with Charlie. Okay?

You be careful, okay?

I will.

Zoey? Zoey?

Zoey? It's me.

You okay, sweetheart?

Yeah, Mom.


ZOEY: Mom?


Charlie? Mom?

Charlie, you wait here. I'm gonna be right outside the door.





Zoey, sweetheart.

Are you okay? ls Charlie okay?

Where's Dad? Is he all right? Everyone's fine.

Morn, I didn't know Henry was going to do that.

I didn't know he was going to.. Why would he do that?

Mom? Charlie, just give me a second, okay?

Mom, he died. Keep the door closed.

He's dead. Henry's dead. CHARLIE: Mom?


Charlie, just give me a second.

Zoey, let's see what Charlie wants.

CHARLIE: Mom, now!

What is it, baby?

You need to see this.

Tell Dad I'm sorry.

Zoey, please!


JAMES: Zoey?


FEMALE FREAK 1: Hey, Mr. Sandin, are you home?

Wait, James, I have to talk to you.

Henry is dead.

I killed him.

I know. I saw Zoey.

Is she okay? Is she hurt? Is she in there?

She's not hurt.

I couldn't get her to come with me.

What are we gonna do?

I have to show you something.

Oh, God, I know.

That one is saying something.

..and Mrs. Sandin.

Your home tells me you're good folk, just like us.

One of the "haves."

And your blue flowers tell me that you support the Purge.

We want to treat you fairly, so listen closely.

Let me introduce us.

We are some fine, young, very educated guys and gals.

We have gotten gussied up in our most terrifying guises, as we do every year, ready to violate, annihilate, and cleanse our souls.

But things took a turn.

Our target escaped us, and..

Several of your dear neighbors informed us that you, the Sandins, have inexplicably given him sanctuary.

Mr. and Mrs., the man you're sheltering is nothing but a dirty, homeless pig.

A grotesque menace to our just society, who had the audacity to fight back, killing one of us when we attempted to execute him tonight.

The pig doesn't know his place, and now he needs to be taught a lesson.

You need to return him to us.


So that we may Purge as we are entitled.

Here's the plan, Sandins.

You have until our provisions arrive, provisions which will help us break into your elegant home.

If you don't..

If you don't deliver him by the aforementioned time, we'll release the beast on him..

And on you.

And, um, we can enter any home we want.

And we will want as wanting is our will on this fine night.

Don't force us to hurt you.

We don't want to kill our own.

Please, just let us Purge.

Toodle-00, Sandins.

Cut it. Cut it now.

The monitors are working on backup.

The power's out in the whole house.

MARY: James, they can't get in here, right?

They can't get into our home.

I don't know.

It's hard to say.

You don't know?

You sell these security systems.

What do you mean, you don't know?

We have tested the system. It works 99 percent of the time.

It looks good. It's strong. People stay away.

It looks good?

It's not built for worst-case scenarios.

Is it impenetrable? No, nothing's impenetrable.

Things like this are not supposed to happen in our neighborhood.

Well, they are happening, James.

They're happening right now. Do you see this?

Okay, listen, just sit down. Sit down, please.

We gotta calm down. Sit down.

All right. Sit down, sit down. Listen.

Okay, to answer your question, yes, they could get in here.

They could tunnel underneath us.

They could smoke us out.

They could devise a battering ram, okay?

I'm sorry, but it's true. So, here's what we're gonna do.

We're gonna give them what they want.

We're gonna find that man and we're gonna force him outside.

Now, we have guns, and he doesn't.

But they'll kill him.

Why should he die?

It's him or us, Charlie.

FEMALE FREAK 1: Why don't you give us the homeless man?

FEMALE FREAK 2: No one will miss him when he's gone.

FEMALE FREAK 1 AND 2: Pretty please. (GIGGLING)

Wait a minute.


Where is he?

There he is.

Look at me.

Come on, look over here.

Where are you?

Come on.


Sorry to interrupt, but I'd love to have a word.

Meet me by your front door. I just need a moment, good sir.

There you are.

Thank you for accepting my invitation.

Tell me, why haven't you delivered the filthy swine to me yet?

Are you protecting him?

I surely hope not, Mr. Sandin.

JAMES: No. Of course not.

We just can't find him.

You see, this is a misunderstanding.

My son let him in.

He's a young boy. He doesn't know better.

But I support what occurs here tonight 100 percent, okay?

(LAUGHING) I sell security equipment.

So, I would never deny yours, or anybody else's right to Purge.

Just give us the homeless pig, you fuck!

Sorry about that.

I don't condone that kind of behavior.

Butjust keep in mind, Mr. Sandin..

He was my friend, and you are not.

Our equipment is arriving soon.

And we will get in.

Send out he, or that..

Will be thee.

I'll go get him.

You should do that.

Hey, Charlie.

I don't know what's going on.

There are people outside.


And Henry's dead.

I'll be okay. I have his gun.

Stay where you are.

Please be safe, okay?

I'm going to go hide in your secret spot.


All right? I love you.



Get back.

Into the hall. Let's go.

Drop your gun-

ZOEY: Dad, please.

Drop it.

JAMES: Don't hurt her.

BLOODY STRANGER: Lower your weapon.

Zoey, I will not let him hurt you.

Leave her alone, you son of a bitch.

I will let her go when this night is over.

You're gonna get us all killed. You know that.

They're coming in here, and they are gonna kill us all.

They are gonna come in here, and they are.. Back up.

You got to leave my family out of this. Okay?

If you don't drop your gun, I will hurt her and I will hurt you.

We didn't do anything to you.

We don't deserve this. I don't deserve this either.

Now, listen, I don't want to hurt any of you, but I am not dying tonight!

Drop your gun-

Please. Drop it.

Put the gun down.

Listen to me. Okay.

You are going to die tonight.

And you can either die like a man, and walk outside there by yourself, or you can die like a coward and get my wife and my children killed along with you.

Okay? So take that gun away from my daughter's head!

Shoot him, Mary! Shoot him!

Get off me!


Shit. Shit.

Mary? Mary!


She's unconscious. She hit her head.

JAMES: Mary, are you okay?

We got to get some rope. What?

Mary, we have to get some rope and we have to tie him up and get him outside.

And we're gonna end this goddamn night.

All right? Do you hear me?

Okay. Okay All right. Come on, Charlie, help me.



Okay, I'm almost done here. As soon as you get the legs secure..

You got it? All right, let me see. Let me see. Good job.

You're doing great, honey.

Here's what we're gonna do. We're gonna roll him into that chair, and we're gonna drag him outside and we're gonna be done, all right?

Mmm-hmm. You got it? All right, we ready?

Charlie, just concentrate on your sister, okay?

See if she's waking up.

Except, Charlie, I need the light.

Thank you, son. Okay.

Hey, good job. You're doing great.

All right. Let me get the chair, here.

Okay, we are almost done.

I'm gonna pick him up on the count of three, all right?

You're gonna help me.

Keep the light on us, Charlie. Ready? One, two..


JAMES: Okay.

Great. Now, let's get the tape and tape him in there.

Whoa! Hey,hey,hey!

I've got him, I've got him. lgot him.

Okay. Okay, all right!

You got to calm down. He's gonna break this tape!

Press on his wound. What?

Get the letter opener and press on his wound!

Get the letter opener on the desk!

Grab the letter opener!

No, Mom!

Listen to me. lam just trying to protect my family.

Just calm down.


JAMES: Come on, do it.

Do it, Mary! Do it!

Press on his wound!



You want her to do it again?

Mom, stop!

JAMES: Just do it again, Mary.

Okay. All right.

Okay. Ready to sit in the chair?

Yeah, he's ready. Help me up. Help me up.

Ready? Okay.

Stay there, all right? Stop it.

Just let me take you in this chair. All right?

Mary, where's the tape?

You are making this much more difficult than it needs to be.

You understand me? Huh?

Christ, look at us. Look at this man.

Look at what we're doing to him.

Come on, Mary.

Let's get this over with.

Come on, Mary.

It's okay, Mary.

I can't. Oh, yes, you can.

I need you right now, okay?

Hey, look at me. Huh? Look at me, Mary.


It's wrong. It's so wrong. We don't have a choice.

This is so wrong.

We don't have any other choice.

Don't touch me. Look at you.

No,no,no. Don't touch me.

When did this happen?

James, look at you.

What the hell happened to us, James?


Charlie? Baby, where did you go? Charlie?


Charlie, where are you, baby?


Zoey. Hey, are you all right?

Sit down, sit down.

You hit your head. Are you okay?

Oh, God.

I am so sorry about Henry, okay?

I'm so sorry.

But we're gonna make it through tonight, all right?

We will, and everything is gonna be okay.

It's not gonna be okay.


Look at what you're doing.

Nothing is ever going to be okay again.

Don't say that.

Save your children.

Take me outside.

Charlie? Charlie!

POLITE LEADER: I want all these barricades down!

Get chains on every door and every window!

James, where's Zoey?

I don't know, she ran out here.

Those freaks outside are coming in!

They have chains on the doors and windows.

They're gonna pull them off and come inside.

Maybe you were right.

No, I wasn't right about anything.

You're not sending him outside?

I have another idea.

CHARLIE: What are you gonna do?

BOTH: Charlie!

Charlie, listen to me.

You take this gun.

Dad, are you sending him outside?

No. All right?

You're gonna go hide in the basement and you're not gonna come out for anybody, all right?

Okay. You're a good boy.

All right, go,go You just gave our son a gun.

You want to tell me what the hell we're doing?

We're gonna fight.

I want you to take this one as well. Safety's off.

You're gonna use a lot of rounds.

What do I do?

You're gonna cover the other side of the house.

This is our home. Our kids live here.

Anybody tries to come in, you blast them.

You will not hesitate. Mmm.

POLITE LEADER: Dear Mr. and Mrs.!

I'm sorry to tell you this, but your time is essentially up.

And you failed!

You failed to deliver the homeless swine!

I'm very disappointed as you fine folk should know better!

That piece of filth that you are protecting exists only to serve our need to Purge!

So, I bid thee farewell, sweet Sandins.

Release the beast, boys. Let the killing commence!


Are you okay? Are you okay?

Are you hurt? No, I'm okay.

We've got to get out of here.

Come on, come on, come on.

POLITE LEADER: Cooper, come look at little lady Sandin.

She's exquisite.

Save her for me.


Are you okay? Yes, Dad, I'm okay.

You stay here, okay?

Are Mommy and Zoey okay?

Yeah, they're gonna be fine.




It's okay.

It's okay.

Your soul has been cleansed, Mr. Sandin.

You've Purged.

Just one question for you.

Was his life really worth yours?

Your family's?

Thank you for this unforgettable Purge, Mr. Sandin.


Get off! Get off of me!


Let go of me! Please, don't!

Please don't kill me. Please don't!


Please, don't! Please, don't!




Please! Please, don't!

Don't! Please don't!



Charlie! Charlie!




Thank you for your sacrifice.

You got a lot of heart, Mr. Sandin.

Blessed be America..

A nation reborn.

I'm so sorry.

Thank you.

We saw that you were having some trouble.

We decided to help you.

You saved us. I don't know what to say.

Don't thank us too much, Mary.

The truth is, you're ours, not theirs.

What do you mean "ours"?

What do you mean? What do you mean "ours"?


No,no,no! Dad!

MARY: Wait! Wait!


James is dead.

Mary and the kids will have to do.

Let's tie them up. We'll kill them right here.

No,no,no. What do you mean?

Wait! Wait! Wait!

GRACE: Come on. No! No!



CHARLIE: Mom! Mom!

Cali, get the tape!

Don't touch my fucking children!

Don't you touch my fucking kids!

MARY: Let them go! Let them go!

Right now! You let my fucking kids go!

Shut UP, Mary! Shut up!

Right now!

Mary! Shut up!

Do you hear me?

Why are you doing this? Why are you doing this?

Why are you doing this right now?

When your barricades came down, we saw an opportunity to cleanse ourselves of our hatred.

You made so much money off of us and then you just stuck it in our faces.

You all think you're so damn perfect.

I just need you to listen to me, Grace.

I'm really begging you right now.

Do not do this to my children, please.

They're my children, please.

Please, not my children.

I can't let you do that.

We have to, Mary. That's what this night is all about.

I am begging you. I'm really begging you.

I can't let you do this.

We'll be better people and you'll have sacrificed yourselves to make the world a better place.



You're frightening them.

Please don't.

Please let me hold my children.

Mary, no, no. It's over.

Untie them. It's over.

Please untie my hands. Hmm?


It's time for you to quiet down, Mary, and let us do our duty as Americans.



Zoey, look at me, okay? Just look at your mama.

Just look at me. Just look at me.

ALL: Blessed be the New Founding Fathers for letting us Purge and cleanse our souls.

Blessed be America..

Blessed be America, a nation reborn.

I'll go first and then..

We'll take turns.


Don't move.

Drop your weapons right now.

Untie them, let's go.

Right now.

Your call.

Just get it over with.

Kill us quickly.


Oh, for God's sake! Just do it!

Come on!

Mom, they were going to kill us.

It doesn't matter.

We are gonna play the rest of this night out in motherfucking peace.

Does anyone have a problem with that?

Did you enjoy Grace's Purge party..

Mr. Halverson?

Go fuck yourself.

Sorry, I can't hear you.

It was very nice.

Oh, good.

I'm glad you all had a grand time.

Didn't you hear what I said? No more killing tonight!

Is it that hard to understand?

Oh, my..

Now get the hell out of my house.


Are you going to be okay?

Thank you.

Good luck.

a SELVAHEMA presentation

FEMALE ANNOUNCER ON RADIO: Just after 7:00 AM, March 22nd, the Annual Purge has just concluded.

This is your American morning news program.

And reports are coming in from all around the country as police, firefighters and paramedics..

MALE ANNOUNCER 1: The New Founding Fathers have released an early statement saying this was the most successful Purge yet.

MALE REPORTER: I am walking..

I should say "stumbling" through downtown Los Ange/es, and there are literally bodies everywhere.

MALE CMLIAN 1: I witnessed a group of young men breaking into the tenement next to me, and they were dragging people out and just executing them on the street.

FEMALE ANNOUNCER: Hundreds have gathered in Times Square for a public vigil thanking all those who were killed last night for their sacrifice to make this country a safer place.

MALE CMLIAN 2: They are turning people away from emergency rooms in Brownsville as there is simply no more room.

MALE ANNOUNCER 2: The markets were up this morning as both gun and home security system quarterly sales reports were released announcing profits in both sectors.

FEMALE ANNOUNCER: We have 364 long days until the next Purge.

So let's get all our Purge talk and analysis in today while our thoughts are still fresh.

From what I've been reading, it seems like Dallas had the most participants.

I did get a chance to see some live surveillance footage out of Dallas, Forest Lawn, and there had to be 200 people in the town square Purging at the same time.

Never saw anything like this.

MALE CMLIAN 3: I lost my two sons last night.

My boys.

Yeah, I was a proud American.

Not anymore.

This country has taken everything from me.