R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
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.
At the beginning, in Robert's home, when the bookcase is shown, there are leather-bound books. These appear to be from the Franklin Library/Franklin Mint, offered as a set in the '80s.
Hey, yo, Pops. We betting on what you did before you got here.
Jay: Like for a living.
Marcus: I'm saying insurance, claims.
Jay: He was a stock dude, man, on Wall Street.
Robert McCall: I was a Pip.
Jay: Yo, you were a pimp?
Robert McCall: No, not a pimp. A Pip, P-I-P, Pip.
Jay: What fuck is a Pip?
Robert McCall: Why ...
After Home Mart cashier Jenny gets robbed of her cash register money and the thief also takes her ring, McCall grabs a new sledge hammer from the store to exact revenge and get the ring back. All the hammers are hanging between wall pegs with the UPC stickers on the handles facing out.
When the store opens the following morning and Jenny finds her ring in her register, McCall returns the sledge hammer to its place on the pegboard, wiping it off as he's doing so. Only he places the hammer with the sticker facing in, not out like all the rest.
Someone with OCD would never do that.
Nearly all UK versions are cut for violence to secure a 15 rating, removing the following so as not to earn an 18 by "dwell(ing) on the infliction of pain and injury":
English, Russian, Spanish
HUF 34,878,750 (Hungary) (28 September 2014)
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