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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

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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)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,137,828, 28 September 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$101,530,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,330,738
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Trivia

Denzel Washington was so impressed by director Antoine Fuqua's preparation for the movie, especially the character Equaliser's mindset during each scenes, even Denzel told director Antoine to play the lead role instead of him. See more »

Goofs

When McCall cuffs Frank in his car and forces him to speak by gassing him, Frank should have no problems opening the door or lowering the window from inside the car, having one hand free. See more »

Quotes

Masters: Listen, huh? Do me a favor, all right? Whatever you do, don't call him "Little John," okay?
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Referenced in Baywatch (2017) 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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A Stylish And Daring Action Thriller
3 October 2014 | by 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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