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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23 July 2019 | yogiv
7
| Cliched but a fun ride yet!
Cliched and done to death formula! But still fun to watch on a night when you don't want to be bothered with something cerebral. Denzel Washington is good as ever & the Russian Mafia doesn't stand a chance in hell anyway! Am gonna hit the sequel next folks...

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Trivia

During his training, Ralphie wears a "Foreigner world tour" T-shirt. The Foreigner song "Urgent" was used to promote the television show The Equalizer (1985) in France.


Quotes

Teri: You and I know what I really am.
Robert McCall: I think you can be anything you wanna be.
Teri: Maybe in your world, Robert. Doesn't really happen that way in mine.
Robert McCall: Change your world.


Goofs

Teddy sees surveillance camera footage McCall and the girl leaving, but then later tells his cohorts the video shows Teddy enter but never leave.


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• The closeup of the corkscrew being pushed further into Tevi's mouth, and the final shot of his face right before it's withdrawn.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.


Soundtracks

Givin' Em What They Love
Written by
Janelle Monáe (as Janelle Monáe Robinson),
Nate 'Rocket' Wonder (as Nathaniel Irvin III), Charles Joseph (as Charles Joseph II) and Terrence Brown
Performed by Janelle Monáe featuring Prince
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing

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Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Action | Crime | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

26 September 2014

Language

English, Russian, Spanish


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$55,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$34,137,828 28 September 2014

Gross USA:

$101,530,738

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$192,330,738

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