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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?

Director:

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 works as a security guard and moonlights as a vigilante. When his long-time friend Melissa Leo Susan Plummer) is murdered, he embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance.

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Turkish | Hebrew

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

-In July 2018, when asked about the possibility of The Equalizer 3, Fuqua expressed interest in returning to direct. See more »

Goofs

When Miles is hiding behind the two-way mirror and Kovac is looking directly at him (but can't see him due to the two-way mirror), the phone's light is illuminating his face. Kovac would have seen the light. In fact, Robert warns him of that later. 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

The UK release is pre-cut to secure a 15 certificate instead of an 18, reducing scenes of "strong violence and gore". Compared to the New Zealand release (whose rating board also releases full running times in mm:ss), it's 11s shorter at 120:34 instead of 120:45 (however, Ireland's board lists the difference at 1m 10s on video, where both versions are rated 15). The cut version was released on DVD & Blu-ray while the uncut version was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Equalizer (1985) 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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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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