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The Best Movie Quotes From 'The Purge'

Updated November 25, 2019 786 votes 513 voters 140.8k views15 items

The Purge movie quotes follow the action in the science fiction thriller where all crime is allowed for 12 hours each year. James DeMonaco, who previously wrote films such as Assault on Precinct 13 and The Negotiator, wrote and directed the film. The film first premiered in May 2013 at the Stanley Film Festival before its United States release on June 7, 2013.

In The Purge, the setting is the United States in the year 2022. The world is quite pleasant with an unemployment rate of only 1%, very little crime and with the vast majority of residents happy and healthy. To keep things running smoothly, the US Government organizes an annual purge on March 21 during which all crime is allowed and no emergency services are available for a 12-hour overnight period. The government encourages residents to use this time to commit any crime they wish, murder included, to get it out of their system so the remainder of the year can be prosperous. While many choose to steal and kill during that time, others, especially those wealthy enough to abstain, spend the purge period in the safety of their highly fortified homes.

During this specific purge, the Sandin family, father James (Ethan Hawke), mother Mary (Lena Headey), daughter Zoey (Adelaide Kane) and son Charlie (Max Burkholder), gathers in their secure home and wait out the madness. Their plan changes however when Charlie disengages their security system to allow a stranger (Edwin Hodge), who was pleading for help in the street, into their home. Not soon afterwards a hoard of masked men and women and their leader Henry (Tony Oller), approach the Sandin home in search of the stranger, their target to kill during the purge. The Sandins are then tasked with deciding between breaking their personal morals and giving up the stranger or potentially becoming a victim themselves if they choose to try to keep everyone safe.

Now, check out the Purge quotes below and vote up your favorites from the film. If The Purge doesn't interest you, there are many other movies playing at the same time including "The Internship," "After Earth," "Fast and Furious 6," "The Hangover Part III," "The Great Gatsby," "The Big Wedding," "Oblivion," "Scary Movie 5," "Evil Dead," "Jurassic Park 3D," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," "Olympus Has Fallen," "Admission," "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," "Emperor," "Dead Man Down," and "Oz: The Great and Powerful."

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    Suspended for 12 Hours

    Emergency Broadcast System: "This is the Emergency Broadcast System announcing the commencement of the annual purge. At the siren, all emergency services will be suspended for 12 hours. Your government thanks you for your participation."

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    Give Him to Us

    Henry: "Our target for this year's purge is hiding in your home. You have one hour to find him and give him to us or we will kill all of you. We will be coming in."

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    They Can't Get In, Right?

    Mary: "They can't get in here, right? They can't get into our home."

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    Most Successful

    News Reporter: "Incoming reports show this year's Purge has been the most successful to date, with the most murders committed."

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