R | | Action, Crime, Thriller
Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?
Denzel refers to character Miles Whittaker as "Yummy" This is a reference to Robert "Yummy" Sandifer who was an American street gang member from Chicago. He was only a child (believed to be 11). Sandifer's murder by fellow gang members in Chicago garnered national attention, resulting in him appearing on the cover of TIME magazine in September 1994.
There are two kinds of pain in this world. The pain that hurts, the pain that alters.
Robert McCall: Today, you get to choose.
When Dave goes to the trash bin outside his house, you can see the camera crew in the background trying to camouflage, but it didn't work.
The UK release is pre-cut to secure a 15 certificate instead of an 18, reducing scenes of "strong violence and gore". Compared to the New Zealand release (whose rating board also releases full running times in mm:ss), it's 11s shorter at 120:34 instead of 120:45. The cut version was released on DVD & Blu-ray while the uncut version was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray. The following was removed:
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