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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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Masters
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Brian Plummer
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Susan Plummer
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Slavi
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Ralphie
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Tevi
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Vladimir Pushkin
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Pederson
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Remar (as Mike P. O'Dea)
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Jenny (as Anastasia Mousis)
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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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Action | Crime | Thriller

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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:

Le justicier  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$34,137,828 (USA) (26 September 2014)

Gross:

$101,530,738 (USA) (9 January 2015)
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Trivia

When McCall contacts the FBI after he takes over the money room and then leaves Detective Masters for the Boston PD, he asks for Agent Mosely. This is an easter egg to the Robert De Niro and Charles Grodin movie Midnight Run (1988). FBI Agent Mosely was played by Yaphet Kotto. See more »

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In his flashback, Bob wears his wedding right on his right hand instead of his left. (A wedding ring on the right hand signifies a widower.) See more »

Quotes

Ralphie: It's me, Mr. McCall. It's Ralphie. You said not to leave anybody behind.
Ralphie: [lifting him off the floor] "Buck-ninety" my ass!
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Connections

Featured in The Equalizer: Children of the Night (2014) See more »

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New Dawn Fades
Written by Ian Curtis, Peter Hook, Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
Performed by Moby
Courtesy of Elektra Entertainment Group
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
and Courtesy of Mute Records Limited, A BMG Chrysalis Company
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Denzel Washington is dope
26 September 2014 | by See all my reviews

Action, drama, humor, Denzel can due it all. Based on the TV show, Denzel Washington is yet another old man, similar to Pierce Bronson in the November Man, trying to prove he's still got it by playing a mysterious dude who works at a Megamart who decides to help a young hooker who got beat up pretty badly and ends up taking down some major hitters in the Russian Mafia, then becomes a target for the main boss.

The movie had a quiet tone similar to Denzel and Director Antoine Fuqua's last flick, Training Day, but Denzel's performance in this is far more Oscar worthy. Denzel still brings passion to movies in an age were other actors like him are phoning it in just for the pay check, and basically that's what makes the movie. Watching Denzel on screen.

In all fairness, The Equalizer's main antagonist, A man the mob sends to take care of their problems, was no slouch either. It was so entertaining watching these two hunt each other down.

Possibly the worse part of the movie was there was not enough Chloë Grace Moretz whose role in the movie is no more than a gloried cameo.

Overall Mr. Fuqua directed the great Denzel in another amazing role.


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