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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 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:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

When Robert McCall pulls Miles out of the gang apartment building, they reach the lobby and then McCall pressures Miles to shoot him to validate Miles' decision to join the gang. McCall says "It's only five pounds of pressure" - This is factually correct since 1911 pistols (being single-action pistols) are known for their light trigger pull as well as their century-old battle tested reliability. See more »

Goofs

When Robert and Susan are talking in the kitchen the length of paper towel hanging off roll changes. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: I'm your father. You mama forgot to tell you about me.
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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. The cut version was released on DVD & Blu-ray while the uncut version was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray. The following was removed:
  • an already broken arm being further twisted
  • two knives being pulled upwards in a man's body at the end of 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

Follows The Equalizer (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Marriage of Figaro, K492 Act III - Che Soave Zeffiretto
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Arranged by Charles Roland Berry
Performed by Staatsoper Orchestra
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Worth the Wait
22 July 2018 | by the_remixer08See all my reviews

It's hard to say which one I loved more, but if I think hard enough, I'll give EQ2 a couple of more points over EQ1 but I can't wait to add part two to my collection. I was so emotionally invested in the sequel, but I think that's what makes it so good simply because the stories are more on a personal level and it allows you to see another side of McCall that you could have possibly missed in the first one now that we already know who he is. The action sequences were very well balanced out and kept you on edge. It didn't even feel like I was in there two hours I was so caught up in the journey. Great work. Plan on seeing it again before it leaves theaters


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