The Best Movie Quotes From 'The Purge'

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Vote up your favorite quotes from the movie 'The Purge.'

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.


  • This Is Not A Test
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    223 VOTES

    This Is Not A Test

    Emergency Broadcast System: 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 4 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 a.m. when The Purge concludes. Blessed be our New Founding Fathers and America, a nation reborn. May God be with you all.

  • 2
    34 VOTES

    Most Successful

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

  • 3
    41 VOTES

    In Peace

    Mary: We are gonna play the rest of this night out in motherf*cking peace. Does anyone have a problem with that?

  • 4
    57 VOTES

    Difficult To Understand

    James Sandin: Look I know that 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.