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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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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)  »

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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

While investigating the deaths of his gangsters, Teddy says "I'm not here to say please. I'm here to tell you what to do." This is an exact quote from the Wolf, Harvey Keitel's character in Pulp Fiction (1994) - who also happens to be a man who knows how to look after things when there are dead bodies involved. See more »

Goofs

When McCall cuffs Frank in his car and forces him to speak by gassing him, Frank should have no problems shifting the transmission to back out of the garage, tapping the brake to kill the remote start system, or turning the engine off. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Ralphie: [asking about Robert's hurt hand] What happened?
Robert McCall: I hit it on something stupid.
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Boxtrolls/The Equalizer (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Violin Concerto in D Major
Op. 35
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Russian Philharmonic Orchestra
Conducted by Dmitry Yablonsky
Courtesy of Naxos
By arrangement with Source/Q
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Home Depot EQUALS a bad place to be while on Robert McCall's bad side
4 November 2015 | by (TORONTO) – See all my reviews

In terms of an action movie I gave the equalizer a 7 but soon after felt the need to watch it again and then upped it to an 8. Why? We'll it's an action movie but yet there's no crazy car chases, there's no bombs or heavy big explosions every where. Really the only action scenes are the fight scenes and even they don't come that often. But when they do come they deliver. Denzel is as awesome as ever in these scenes and the creativity in these scenes are what sets it apart from every other action movie. The main character Robert McCall in an ex specialist of some sort, you don't know what at first but know that he's highly trained in something and is now working as an ordinary man working at Home Depot or home Mart as it is in the movie. He looks like just your every day man but can kill you with just about any everyday weapon. And he does this so calmly that big crazy car scenes and explosions would rake away from his character. A man that takes the bus to come kill a whole gang is pretty bad ass by any standard.

As always I don't want to give spoilers but I do recommend this as a good wholesome action movie.


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