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


Antoine Fuqua


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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 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


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 is murdered he embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance. Written by heyitsnuel

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There will be consequences. See more »


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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Did You Know?


Miles pulls Richard Wright's book Native Son out of McCall's bookcase, exposing the secret room. Ashton Sanders, who plays Miles, went on to play Bigger Thomas, the lead character in Native Son (2019), based on this novel. See more »


CCTV systems in public hotels and other commercial service providers in the EU are not capable of recording audio, and often are not allowed to. A hotel would have no reason to have one, as it would require complex data protection disclosures incompatible with the services of an accommodation business. See more »


Dave York: There is no sin. No virtue. There's just shit people do.
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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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Featured in Seconds Till Death: Action Breakdown (2018) See more »


New Faces
Written by Anthony Maurice Clark
Performed by Banglorious
Courtesy of Bangloious, LLC
By arrangement with Ford Music Services
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User Reviews

Very overrated
27 July 2018 | by sumtim3s00nSee all my reviews

What is happening here. Reading these reviews here one would think this is oscar worthy. Its not. Corny Denzel walking around too cool for school with his stupid one-liners and his stop-time watch for his value system while killing people left and right EVERYWHERE and nobody notices. Not to mention he is sooo mysterious with his secret past and he is so cool and tortured at the same time, his young protegee just cannot get a grip on his character. Mind you, I love simple action movies, from Crank type to oldschool Van Damme or even almighty Chuck Norris. But there is a difference between a quality B movie and a totally uninspired,lame,ridiculous story wanna be blockbuster. Seriously, the story here is so incredibly dull and one dimensional that it is baffling it was approved. Actually to think of it, there is no story really. Consider it, what is actually the plot?, who the real bad guy and motivation? Its just some folks trying to kill eachother basically. Porn flicks have a more complex story. And then at the end , force some dramatic BS and feel good stuff to try to even it all out. Nah,doesnt work that way- This is a pure greed and money grab by the studio, nothing more, nothing less. Do not waste you time for this POS.

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Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Equalizer 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »


Box Office


$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,011,640, 22 July 2018

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