The First Purge

To push the crime rate below one percent for the rest of the year, the New Founding Fathers of America test a sociological theory that vents aggression for one night in one isolated community. But when the violence of oppressors meets the rage of the others, the contagion will explode from the trial-city borders and spread across the nation.
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Film Cast:

  • Dr. May Updale / Architect: Marisa Tomei
  • Arlo Sabian / Chief of Staff: Patch Darragh
  • Selina: Kristen Solis
  • Dmitri: Y’lan Noel
  • Capital A: Christian Robinson
  • Nya: Lex Scott Davis
  • Isaiah: Joivan Wade
  • Dolores: Mugga
  • Luisa: Lauren Vélez
  • Anna: Maria Rivera
  • Elsa: Chyna Layne
  • Blaise: Siya
  • Juani: Melonie Diaz
  • 7 & 7: Mo McRae
  • Freddy: Steve Harris
  • Skeletor: Rotimi Paul
  • Lorenzo: Jermel Howard
  • Taz: Derek Basco
  • Sharpie: D.K. Bowser
  • Kels: Mitchell Edwards
  • Bracken: Ian Blackman
  • Terence: Naszir Nance
  • Pastor Carl Almory: Peter Johnson
  • News Reporter #1: Cloé Xhauflaire
  • News Reporter #2: John P. McGinty
  • News Reporter #3: Qurrat Ann Kadwani
  • News Reporter #6: Claudine Ewing
  • Sister #1: Susanna Guzman
  • Sister #2: Olivia Frances Williams
  • Psychologist #1: Matthew Mesler
  • Psychologist 2: Geoff Schuppert
  • Psychologist #3: Deidre Goodwin
  • Psychologist #4: Nancy Lemenager
  • Tech #1: Neal Gupta
  • Tech #2: Ricky Needham
  • Tech #3: Anthony Lee Medina
  • Tech #4: Mike Cabellon
  • Roenick: Levy Tran
  • Church Guard: Nathyia Jackson
  • Man with Gun: Rolando Martín Gómez
  • Security Guard: Paul Iatomasi
  • General Smiley: Kevin Carrigan
  • Reporter #1: Katina Forte
  • Reporter #2: Van Jones
  • Reporter #4: Jane Fergus
  • Reporter #5: Alan Pietruszewski
  • Reporter #6: Aaron Moss
  • Reporter #7: Logan Crawford
  • Tall Man: Gabriel Lopez
  • Crackhead: Boris Khaykin
  • Crazy-Eyed Man: Moisés Acevedo
  • Kels’ Crew / Purge Partygoer: Desiigner
  • Bloody Victim: Patrick Byas
  • Female Resident: Shonica Gooden
  • Male Resident: Shaun Woodland
  • NYPD Officer Wilson (uncredited): Jessica Bell
  • Purge Supporter (uncredited): David Breda
  • Purge Supporter / Villain (uncredited): Korey Bastian
  • Masked Purger (uncredited): Jason John Beebe
  • Statistician (uncredited): Robert Bozek
  • Cameraman Reporter: Allen Wall
  • Government Purge Supporter (uncredited): Bill Smith
  • Announcer (voice): Cindy Robinson
  • Actor (uncredited): Aaron V. Williamson

Film Crew:

  • Casting: Terri Taylor
  • Producer: Michael Bay
  • Stunt Coordinator: Hank Amos
  • ADR Editor: Tony Martinez
  • Director of Photography: Anastas N. Michos
  • ADR Voice Casting: Bruce Winant
  • Makeup Effects Designer: Leo Corey Castellano
  • Editor: Jim Page
  • Writer: James DeMonaco
  • Producer: Andrew Form
  • Producer: Bradley Fuller
  • Production Design: Sharon Lomofsky
  • ADR Editor: Ruth Hernandez
  • Producer: Jason Blum
  • Assistant Location Manager: Brittany Petros
  • Production Secretary: Patrick McBride
  • Executive Producer: Jeanette Volturno
  • Camera Operator: James Gucciardo
  • Makeup Artist: Eric s Wilson
  • Sound Effects Editor: Rich Bologna
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Eric Strausser
  • Costume Design: Amela Bakšić
  • Producer: Sebastien Lemercier
  • Casting: Christine Kromer
  • Executive Producer: Couper Samuelson
  • Art Department Coordinator: Ellis Redd
  • Costume Supervisor: Tracey Phillips-Boone
  • Sound Effects Editor: Sean Garnhart
  • Co-Producer: Phillip Dawe
  • Assistant Property Master: Robin Simmerly
  • Key Costumer: Shawna-Nova Foley
  • Production Supervisor: Paige Pemberton
  • Set Decoration: Matthew Sullivan
  • Leadman: Adam Cameron
  • ADR Voice Casting: Dann Fink
  • Utility Stunts: Martin De Boer
  • Script Supervisor: Jenna Dayton
  • Unit Production Manager: Steven R. Molen
  • First Assistant Editor: Julie Carr
  • Casting: Sarah Domeier
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Ray Bivins
  • Production Sound Mixer: Ken Ishii
  • Key Hair Stylist: Monique Hyman
  • Sound Engineer: Avi Laniado
  • Foley Editor: Roland Vajs
  • Dolly Grip: Timothy Limner
  • Foley Artist: Nuno Bento
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Josh Berger
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Jacob Ribicoff
  • Camera Operator: Quenell Jones
  • Art Direction: David Blankenship
  • Orchestrator: Corey Wallace
  • Scenic Artist: Frank Coppola
  • Assistant Sound Editor: Giuseppe Cappello
  • Director: Gerard McMurray
  • Music: Kevin Lax
  • Assistant Costume Designer: Kelsey Ettman
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Noreen Dimster-Denk
  • Casting Associate: Ally Conover
  • Foley Mixer: Joana Niza Braga
  • Steadicam Operator: Marcus Cole
  • Storyboard Artist: Juan Sanchez
  • Graphic Designer: Tiffany Apple Keenan
  • Dialogue Editor: John Werner
  • Title Designer: Richie Adams
  • Visual Effects Editor: Mitch Hounslow
  • Casting Assistant: Faith Abraham
  • Makeup Artist: Megan Norris
  • Generator Operator: Anthony Pacella
  • Assistant Location Manager: Bobby Gott
  • Property Master: James Rosenthal
  • Drone Operator: Dexter Kennedy
  • Hair Department Head: Jon Carter
  • Hairstylist: Hersha McKinney
  • Key Makeup Artist: Jennifer Suarez
  • Construction Coordinator: Carl Hicks
  • Scenic Artist: Peggy Fisher Pajak
  • Boom Operator: Michael McFadden
  • Visual Effects Editor: Mike Soppit
  • Visual Effects Producer: Michelle Brennen
  • Aerial Camera: Jon Graham
  • First Assistant Camera: Jerome Camera Williams
  • First Assistant Camera: Deb Peterson
  • Chief Lighting Technician: Matt Naughton
  • Lighting Technician: Austin McLoughlin
  • Rigging Grip: Gregory Cahill
  • Casting Associate: Andrew Femenella
  • Music Editor: Mitsuko Alexandra Yabe
  • Music Supervisor: Jonathan Christiansen
  • Assistant Art Director: Dave Lieber
  • ADR Mixer: Bobby Johanson
  • ADR Mixer: Michael Rivera
  • Production Accountant: Michael Collins
  • Second Second Assistant Director: Roslyn Aronowitz
  • Second Assistant Director: Cyndi Martin
  • First Assistant Director: Cory Johnson
  • Post Production Coordinator: Mallory Trice
  • Grip: Roberto Pierson
  • Transportation Captain: James Harkerss
  • Assistant Editor: Morgan Heller
  • Sound Engineer: Joel Scheuneman
  • Second Assistant Director: Chris Cook
  • Hairstylist: Angel Cobb
  • Production Secretary: Holly Pilato-Scharnweber
  • Digital Imaging Technician: Lewis Rothenberg
  • Production Coordinator: Kristy Choo
  • Rigging Grip: John Panuccio
  • Set Dresser: Tom J Rukavina
  • Set Dresser: Randy Krautsack Jr.
  • Lighting Technician: Alexander Stevens
  • In Memory Of: Aaron Khristeus
  • Assistant Production Coordinator: Rose Beale
  • Assistant Art Director: Brigitte Altenhaus
  • Set Dresser: Jason Jurewicz
  • Set Dresser: James P. Kerr
  • Set Dresser: Keith B. Massey
  • Second Assistant “A” Camera: Yale Gropman
  • Second Assistant “B” Camera: Brett Roldel
  • Clapper Loader: Kristina Lally
  • Still Photographer: Annette Brown
  • Assistant Chief Lighting Technician: Jared Dubinski
  • Lighting Technician: Christopher Barbaria
  • Lighting Technician: Thomas Doyle
  • Key Grip: Sean Cassidy
  • Best Boy Grip: Kevin Meegan
  • Dolly Grip: John-Paul Rankin
  • Grip: James Sullivan
  • Grip: Thomas G. Rosputni
  • Rigging Grip: Jesse Panuccio
  • Costumer: Janet Gaglione
  • Costumer: Laurie Podsiadly
  • Tailor: Clare Jordan
  • Location Manager: Alison A. Taylor
  • Assistant Location Manager: Tisha Jefferson
  • Assistant Location Manager: Pedro Mata
  • Assistant Location Manager: Jake Cassel
  • Transportation Co-Captain: Thomas O’Connor
  • Craft Service: Maize Muscato
  • Craft Service: Hannah Leilani Jordan
  • Set Medic: Ann Podolak

Movie Reviews:

  • Gimly: _The Purge_ has come a long way since its inception. Originally used as nothing more than an excuse to explain away “Why don’t they just call the cops?” in your average home-invasion movie, the original _Purge_ movie had implied classism for the meat of it, and then an actual call to class division right at the end. Since then, the classism, and racism in American society has become a focal B-story to the _Purge_ movies, and now we’re in 2018 for the prequel – _The First Purge_ – and those issues are now the whole point of the movie. Some might say that it’s because the movies have lost any sense of subtlety, personally I think it’s more that the creatives are sick of people missing the point.

    _The First Purge_ can’t have been an easy thing to give the go-ahead in the current political climate over in the US, but it’s important, and moreover, not a bad little film, socio-economic politics aside.

    _Final rating:★★★ – I liked it. Would personally recommend you give it a go._

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