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The Equalizer (2014)

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A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

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In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. Written by Sony Pictures Entertainment

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What do you see when you look at me?

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Rated R for strong bloody violence and language throughout, including some sexual references | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

26 September 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El justiciero  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

HUF 34,878,750 (Hungary) (28 September 2014)

Gross:

$101,530,738 (USA)
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Trivia

Several aerial shots of the Leonard P. Zakim (Bunker Hill Memorial) bridge are seen throughout the film. The bridge is the main entry/exit route into Boston, and is featured in several movies and television shows that take place in Boston. See more »

Goofs

(at around 31 mins) A brief transition scene shows a Boston "T" Red Line subway car traveling from left to right. Frame-by-frame review of this scene reveals that this transition has been flopped because all the writing on the subway car is reversed. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: [Detective Gilly picks up his cell phone] Why waste city services when I got two corrupt cops right in front of me?
Detective Gilly: It's that guy.
Detective Harris: This fucking guy?
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Referenced in Baywatch (2017) See more »

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Turnt Up Tonight
Written by Fancy Hagood, Nathan Barlowe and Jesse Frasure
Performed by Fancy Hagood
Courtesy of Big Machine Music, LLC
and Courtesy of Rio Bravo Music, Inc.
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A Stylish And Daring Action Thriller
3 October 2014 | by (Worcester, United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Antoine Fuqua's and Denzel Washington's paths collide once more as they come together to create a stylish and daring action thriller about a man with a mysterious past, whose quiet life suddenly turns into a rip- roaring adventure of guns and thrills. Both Denzel Washington and Chloe Grace Moretz give stellar performances and display perfect chemistry as two friends stuck in a world of crime and violence. Arguably Fuqua's best film since 'Training Day', 'The Equalizer' is a brutal and merciless tale that explores the Russian underworld on the East Coast and the corruption ties within the law enforcement of Boston's police department.


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