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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

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Antoine Fuqua

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Robert McCall
Pedro Pascal ... Dave York
Ashton Sanders ... Miles Whittaker
Orson Bean ... Sam Rubinstein
Bill Pullman ... Brian Plummer
Melissa Leo ... Susan Plummer
Jonathan Scarfe ... Resnik
Sakina Jaffrey ... Fatima
Kazy Tauginas ... Ari
Garrett Golden ... Kovac (as Garrett A. Golden)
Adam Karst ... Turkish Father
Alican Barlas ... Dining Car Porter
Rhys Olivia Cote ... Nine Year Old Braelick Girl (as Rhys Cote)
Tamara Hickey ... Grace Braelick
Ken Baltin Ken Baltin ... Grace Braelick's Lawyer
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Storyline

Director Antoine Fuqua reunites with Denzel Washington in this sequel to 2014's The Equalizer. Washington resumes his role as Robert McCall: a retired CIA Black Ops operative who now works as a Lyft driver and moonlights as a vigilante. When his long-time friend Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) is murdered, he embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance. Written by heyitsnuel

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

There is no equal. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Details

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Turkish | Hebrew | Arabic | Spanish

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Equalizer 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,011,640, 22 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,084,362, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,229,992, 19 August 2018
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This was Antoine Fuqua's second film to be shot with Hawk anamorphic lenses after Training Day (2001) See more »

Goofs

In the driving scene where the assassin in the rear attacks him, they pass the same car twice. Once shown from the outside camera and then a few seconds later the same car passed again from the inside camera view. See more »

Quotes

Dave York: You couldn't save your wife! You couldn't save Susan! AND YOU'RE NOT GONNA SAVE THIS FUCKING KID!
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Alternate Versions

Most UK releases are pre-cut for a 15 certificate, reducing scenes of "strong violence and gore". The following footage was removed, totaling 11s of cuts:
  • an already broken arm being further twisted
  • two knives being pulled upwards in a man's body at the end of a stabbing
  • a gory shot of insides hanging out after an explosion
  • a man's spine being severed before he's thrown off a building
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Connections

Featured in Denzel as McCall: Round Two (2018) See more »

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Written by Robert Martino, Henry Celestin, Quavo (as Quavious Keyate Marshall), D.J. Durel (as Daryl McPherson), Takeoff (as Kirsnick Khari Ball) and Offset (as Kiari Kendrell Cephus)
Performed by Migos
Courtesy of Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Revenge isn't as Sweet
2 August 2018 | by ThomasDrufkeSee all my reviews

If there's anyone in Hollywood that I would believe is actually a real life bada**, it's probably Denzel Washington. The first Equalizer was a surprisingly brutal and visceral action film that gave Liam Neeson movies a run for its money. While the sequel is full of just as many, if not more, incredible kill sequences by Denzel's character, I think there's a lack of connection I felt this time around. I wasn't nearly as connected to the story, and perhaps that's because the revenge didn't feel as sweet this time around. The ending of the film is a great sequence on its own and there are certain scenes I will certainly revisit, but I'm not sure the film as a whole works quite as well.

6.6/10


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