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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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Brian Plummer
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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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Release Date:

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

McCall asks Andri if his gun is a "Heckler Koch." The gun is actually a Springfield Armory. See more »

Goofs

At the end of the film, McCall is watching the sun set, difficult, if not impossible, from Boston. The sun is not rising because that would mean that the next scene of McCall on the beach takes place when the sun is down or coming up, which would be chronologically out of order. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: Is it just you, or are we waiting for someone else?
P&E Worker: I'm sorry. What?
Robert McCall: Your hands. If you really work on power lines, your hands wouldn't look like that. We gotta be waiting for somebody else.
P&E Worker: Motherfucker... Hands where I can see them. We're gonna take a little walk across the street, Black Denali.
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Connections

Featured in Denzel Washington: A Different Kind of Superhero (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Midnight Train to Georgia
Written by Jim Weatherly (as James Weatherly)
Performed by Gladys Knight & The Pips
Courtesy of Buddha Records
By arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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10 October 2014 | by (your daughters bedroom) – See all my reviews

Fairly solid action scenes, characters and overall execution. Somehow the filmmakers and actors make this very hard to believe film enjoyable. This is definitely a sensationalistic film(The most sensationalistic of Washington's career without a doubt.), and it's mostly a regurgitated cookie cutter crowd pleaser of violent vengeance as well, but it does manage to remain quite an entertaining action film at the same time. Even though it has a running time of over two hours, the film does feel overall as though it is missing a few key scenes, but nonetheless it's still worth a look if you're into these kinds of films. The movie didn't remind me much at all of the old T.V. series of the same name. The film is much more reminiscent of some of the old brutally violent morality tales that Charles Broson use to do. All that said, this basically chalks up as a good film to watch when you don't want to think much, and you just want to watch a lot of kick ass entertaining violence. It's that kind of guilty pleasure. 6.5/10


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