The Equalizer (2014)

R   |    |  Action, Crime, Thriller


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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, before he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters and can't stand idly by.


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6 June 2019 | Tweetienator
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| May the Blood Flow
Denzel Washington is just great and The Equalizer belongs like the John Wick (Keanu Reeves) and Taken (Liam Neeson) movies to the new masterclass of revenge/vigilante movies. The Equalizer is a true to the heart successor of our former (or still) heroes of long gone times like Mr. Eastwood and Mr. Bronson: the king is dead, long live the king, so to say.

The Equalizer is great stuff - if you like your action spiced up with a good shot of violence.

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Trivia

The Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge appears throughout the film. It's the main entry/exit route into Boston, and is featured in several movies and television shows set there.


Quotes

Robert McCall: I don't have a lot of time. Which means you don't have any.


Goofs

When Masters is told to 'Call it in' while handcuffed to a pipe at the money counting warehouse, he calls the police dispatcher and reports that he is "10-13 at the rear entrance". The 10-13 call sign is for reporting weather conditions and not police status at a crime scene. Perhaps 10-78 (Need Assistance), 10-31 (Crime in Process) or 10-23 (On Scene) would have been more appropriate.


Alternate Versions

The UK cinema, DVD and Blu-ray versions are cut for violence to secure a 15 rating, removing or reducing the following:

  • The closeup of the corkscrew being pushed further into Tevi's mouth, and the final shot of his face right before it's withdrawn.
  • The first shot of the mercenary bleeding and choking on the barbed wire noose.
Columbia made additional cuts in two more scenes, which appear not to have been requested by the BBFC:
  • A closeup of Teddy beating Little John's bloodied face twice, and a shot from behind that shows him readying another punch.
  • The gangster being impaled through the neck was shortened at the start and end.
The six cuts total approximately 15 seconds. The UK Ultra HD Blu-ray is uncut and rated 18.


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Alonzo Pérez
Written by Juan Antonio González Rodríguez
Performed by Grupo Tormento

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Action | Crime | Thriller

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