Two years after choosing not to kill the man who killed his son in a drunk-driving accident, police sergeant Leo becomes head of security for U.S. Senator Charlene Roan, the front runner in the next presidential election due to her vow to eliminate the Purge.
In 2025, two years after choosing not to kill Warren Grass, the man who killed his son in a drunk-driving accident, police sergeant Leo Barnes (Frank Grillo) becomes head of security for U.S. Senator Charlene Roan (Elizabeth Mitchell), the front runner in the next U.S. presidential election. Due to her vow to eliminate The Purge after losing her family to sadistic murderers on Purge-night 15 years earlier, Barnes continues to campaign against The Purge after witnessing the deaths during his night on the streets two years ago. The government secretly opposes Roan's campaign, and plots against her to keep her from destroying The Purge. On the night of what could be "the final Purge," a betrayal from within the government at the hands of the New Founding Fathers of America forces Barnes and Senator Roan out onto the street, where they must fight to survive the night, and come across a group of anti-Purge rebels that support Senator Roan's campaign.
Audio/Video Mismatch When Minister Edwidge Owens is beginning to give the sermon at the church towards the end of the film, the first word or two of his speech are unsynchronized (delayed) with the movement of his lips.
Audio/Video Mismatch During the debate scene, the presidential candidates' dialogue are off-sync with what they're actually saying during long shots.
Continuity The Purge: Anarchy, set in 2023, states the annual purge started six years prior, in 2017. The Purge: Election Year is set two years after The Purge: Anarchy, in 2025, but states Senator Roan's family was killed on Purge Night eighteen years prior, which would be 2007.
Revealing Mistakes When the scene that takes place in the deli after the purge begins happens, the cash register clearly displays a message saying "Good Afternoon" when in fact it is in the very early morning hours.
As of this film, James DeMonaco has written and directed every single film of the series
Was originally intended to be a prequel, telling the story of the very first Purge the idea was scrapped when Frank Grillo accepted James DeMonaco's offer to reprise the character of Sergeant Leo Barnes
The films release exactly 365days (a year) from eachother. As in the film the purge only happens once a year
The Purge: Election Year is the 3rd movie in the Purge Series
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