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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

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There will be consequences. 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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The timepiece that Robert McCall Denzel Washington uses to time his combat skills, is the Suunto Core All Black Military watch. See more »

Goofs

The street-level establishing shot of what is claimed to be Brussels is clearly Prague, Czech Republic. There is a Czech strorefront sign on the right side and the Polish consulate in the Czech Republic on the left. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: Man ain't spelled g-u-n, son. You got a choice. You got talent. You got a chance, and I don't want to hear 'bout your environment, what your momma didnt give you and the white man won't give you, no shot, you got a chance. Use it while you're still alive. You don't know what death is. You have no idea what death is. Make a decision.
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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
The 4K version is uncut and rated 18. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Equalizer 2: Retribution Mode (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Name of Love
Written by Jacob Banks, Trevor Brown, Oak Felder (as Warren Felder) and William Simmons
Performed by Jacob Banks
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Unnecessary follow up to a solid original
20 July 2018 | by andrewshaw-58330See all my reviews

This is a film that spends most of its time in a haze. A bunch of unrelated set pieces loosely being woven together by such a small string. There aren't really any stakes for Denzel's character. I love this director, but I don't understand how he read this script and signed on. The only thing great in this movie is Denzel's performance.


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