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The Equalizer (2014)

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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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Remar (as Mike P. O'Dea)
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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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What do you see when you look at me?

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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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26 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El justiciero  »

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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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Trivia

Chloë Grace Moretz plays the character Teri, which is also her real-life mother's name. See more »

Goofs

Robert sends Ralphie to turn on electricity. As he does so, a gunman enters the breakroom tracking Robert. As the power comes on, the microwave starts resulting in propane explosion. Robert could not have set the microwave to start with the power off, it was digital. See more »

Quotes

Teri: I bought a little machine for making demos.
Robert McCall: Yea, I bet your good.
Teri: What makes you say that?
Robert McCall: Intuition.
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Featured in The Equalizer: Children of the Night (2014) See more »

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El Rey De La Calle
Written by Danny Richard Osuna
Performed by Rabia Ciega
Courtesy of Crucial Music Corporation
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Generic Thriller Not Based On A TV Show
17 April 2015 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

Oh THE EQUALIZER , where a limey who used to work for the CIA has now branched out in to freelance work where if you have a problem with criminals you can hire him and he'll sort out the problem while taking a large fee while giving you long lectures about why it's a bad idea to get involved in crime on any level , including being a victim of crime . If I remember correctly the show started forgetting to include the criminal angle and just became a social conscious show that went as far as equating a child who got HIV through blood products as being the same as an adult alcoholic . The adult in this episode was conducting a violent lynch mob campaign against the child and his mother and you've got this type of moral equivalence being brought in to a show it's time to bail out . It's probably a forgotten show in this day and age and if it's remembered at all it will be remembered for a slightly misleading title sequence which gave the show a hook it didn't deserve and a great and funky theme tune by Stewart Copeland

This is a film version of the 1980s series but isn't really . The lead character is called Robert McCall and that's the only real connection between this and the TV show . McCall now works in a warehouse and gets involved with a prostitute involved with the Russian mafia and this posse of Russian bad guys are coming to America in order to have a monopoly on the American criminal dream . In other words it's a completely generic thriller where if you changed the name of the central character you would not for a moment fall out of your seat and gasp " Hey wait a minute this is just like that show from the nineteen eighties starring Edward Woodward . I do hope for this film company's sake there aren't any lawyers watching" . It's also rather nasty and violent which again is not in keeping with the source material which was terminally talkative but this isn't necessarily a recommendation


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