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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Robert McCall
... Teddy
... Teri
... Masters
... Mandy
... Brian Plummer
... Susan Plummer
... Slavi
... Ralphie
... Tevi
... Vladimir Pushkin
... Lead Investigator
... Pederson
Mike O'Dea ... Remar (as Mike P. O'Dea)
... Jenny (as Anastasia Mousis)
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Storyline

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 USA:

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

Gross USA:

$101,530,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,330,738
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Parts of the film were shot at an abandoned Lowe's in Haverhill, Massachusetts. See more »

Goofs

The whole "Moscow Mansion" is not in Moscow. First, there are no such mansions in Moscow. Second, the identification numbers on the security cars outside are clearly of the European standard with the blue field at the left side. Third, the windows are opening like in UK, or in USA - upside down. 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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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2015) See more »

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Rocksteady
Written by Bob Cornelius Rifo (as Simone Cogo)
Performed by Bob Cornelius Rifo (as The Bloody Beetroots)
Courtesy of Ultra Records, LLC
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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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