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The Equalizer (2014)

R  |   |  Action, Crime, Thriller  |  26 September 2014 (USA)
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A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

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In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,137,828 (USA) (26 September 2014)

Gross:

$101,530,738 (USA) (9 January 2015)
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The book that McCall is reading after 'The Old Man & the Sea' is most likely 'Don Quijote de La Mancha', written by Miguel de Cervantes and published in 1605. See more »

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During the final fight, Ralphie turns on all the lights in the store and yet when McCall faces Teddy few lights are on. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: Thought you were gonna to give up that refined sugar?
Teri: I am.
Robert McCall: When?
Teri: Any day now.
Robert McCall: Yea, it's bad for your vocal cords.
Robert McCall: Body, mind, spirit, remember?
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Followed by The Equalizer 2 (2017) See more »

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Swan Lake
Op. 20: Act 1, No. 9 (Finale)
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
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A Stylish And Daring Action Thriller
3 October 2014 | by (Worcester, England) – See all my reviews

Antoine Fuqua's and Denzel Washington's paths collide once more as they come together to create a stylish and daring action thriller about a man with a mysterious past, whose quiet life suddenly turns into a rip- roaring adventure of guns and thrills. Both Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz give stellar performances and display perfect chemistry as two friends stuck in a world of crime and violence. Arguably Fuqua's best film since 'Training Day', 'The Equalizer' is a brutal and merciless tale that explores the Russian underworld on the East Coast and the corruption ties within the law enforcement of Boston's police department.


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