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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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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)  »

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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Trivia

Gerard Butler was considered for the lead role of Robert McCall. See more »

Goofs

While McCall and Alina are speaking in the Bridge Diner restaurant when they first meet, Alina removes her earphone on the left side. In the next shot, Alina's earphone and the earring have been removed on her right side not on the left side. See more »

Quotes

Susan Plummer: Sometimes we make wrong choices to get to the right place.
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Featured in Denzel Washington: A Different Kind of Superhero (2014) See more »

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Givin' Em What They Love
Written by Janelle Monáe (as Janelle Monáe Robinson),
Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (as Nathaniel Irvin III), Charles Joseph (as Charles Joseph II) and Terrence Brown
Performed by Janelle Monáe featuring Prince
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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If you love Denzel, and you loved Training Day, and your only wish was that that bad-ass could have been a good guy, then this is the movie for you!!!!!
10 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

The Equalizer is NOT Man on Fire. The Equalizer is NOT your typical action flick. Washington's Robert McCall is not self-destructive or addicted. Though there are great choreographed fights, special effects and fantastic explosions, The Equalizer is more Bourne than Bond. Denzel Washington portrays this ex-CIA operative, who is content to live a meticulously simple life. Quietly contained, but with ever-building intensity, Washington turns in another stellar performance.

Chloe Grace Moretz, as the teenage prostitute, is a force...

Antoine Fuqua, the directer who brought us Training Day, which earned Denzel his Best Actor Oscar, helms this movie with a steady hand. His direction of the drama and the action blend seamlessly, drawing us into the complexity of this character-driven piece.

Robert McCall keeps to himself, content to live his ordinary life; he is every man's man. But, his steady moral compass, and strong sense of justice lead him back into the fray. This character is not infallible, and he is not looking for trouble. He just wants what's right.

This film is a superbly acted, exciting and violent ride! In the pursuit of justice, there will be blood. But this time, you'll be rooting for the good guy, and I, a fifty years young woman, loved every minute of it!


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