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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:

Don't Go To War With Him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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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

Gross USA:

$102,084,362

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$190,400,157
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Runtime:

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This film was released four years after the first one, which was released in 2014. See more »

Goofs

When McCall is driving the assassin to the airport, McCall purposely rams his car into other parked cars to keep the assassin off-balance in the back seat. That damage disappears and re-appears in subsequent scenes. 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

Activated
Written by Tee Grizzley (as Terry 'Tee Grizzley' Wallace) and Martin McCurtis (as Martin Rafael McCurtis)
Performed by Tee Grizzley
Courtesy of 300 Entertainment
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Very slow and predictable
3 August 2018 | by cshafkat-79041See all my reviews

I had my expectations high because I was very impressed with the first one. Unfortunately this one is a bit of a disappointment owing to the pacing and predictability of the story. It was slower and boring. If they decide to make a third one then they should make it a bit more fast paced.


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