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The Equalizer 2 (2018)

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Robert McCall serves an unflinching justice for the exploited and oppressed, but how far will he go when that is someone he loves?

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Antoine Fuqua

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Denzel Washington ... Robert McCall
Pedro Pascal ... Dave York
Ashton Sanders ... Miles Whittaker
Orson Bean ... Sam Rubinstein
Bill Pullman ... Brian Plummer
Melissa Leo ... Susan Plummer
Jonathan Scarfe ... Resnik
Sakina Jaffrey ... Fatima
Kazy Tauginas ... Ari
Garrett Golden ... Kovac (as Garrett A. Golden)
Adam Karst ... Turkish Father
Alican Barlas ... Dining Car Porter
Rhys Olivia Cote ... Nine Year Old Braelick Girl (as Rhys Cote)
Tamara Hickey ... Grace Braelick
Ken Baltin Ken Baltin ... Grace Braelick's Lawyer
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Storyline

Director Antoine Fuqua reunites with Denzel Washington in this sequel to 2014's The Equalizer. Washington resumes his role as Robert McCall: a retired CIA Black Ops operative who now works as a Lyft driver and moonlights as a vigilante. When his long-time friend Susan Plummer (Melissa Leo) is murdered, he embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance. Written by heyitsnuel

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Don't Go To War With Him. See more »

Genres:

Action | Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal violence throughout, language, and some drug content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | Turkish | Hebrew | Arabic | Spanish

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Equalizer 2 See more »

Filming Locations:

Boston, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$62,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$36,011,640, 22 July 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$102,084,362, 20 September 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$124,229,992, 19 August 2018
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This was Antoine Fuqua's second film to be shot with Hawk anamorphic lenses after Training Day (2001) See more »

Goofs

When Miles is hiding behind the two-way mirror and Kovac is looking directly at him (but can't see him due to the two-way mirror), the phone's light is illuminating his face. Kovac would have seen the light. In fact, Robert warns him of that later. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: What you do, what you become, is not my concern. The world is full of so-called "men" like you, and, in a perfect world, anything we do comes with a price, but, this ain't a perfect world. People do bad things; if you're lucky, you get a chance to set it right, but most of the time it goes unpunished. This ain't one of them times. The mistake you made was you killed my friend. So, I'm gonna kill each and every one of you, and the only disappointment in it for me, is that I only get to do it ...
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Alternate Versions

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:
  • an already broken arm being further twisted
  • two knives being pulled upwards in a man's body at the end of stabbing
  • a gory shot of insides hanging out after an explosion
  • a man's spine being severed before he's thrown off a building
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Connections

Featured in Through Antoine's Lens: The Cast (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Jah Music
Written by Claude A. Lewis
Performed by Jah Eye
Courtesy of Unity Works & Explosive Records
By arrangement with Ford Music Services
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Slow, overprecious, silly
3 August 2018 | by eurobalauruSee all my reviews

One good actor can not produce a movie, when nothing else is there to add. Small talks may not always contribute to the atmosphere, expressly when randomly thrown into the soup. And a crude story remains just a sketch, whatever you try to do with it. And this is the case with this movie. A huge potential wasted in a mediocre script, with barely convincing characters and a totally flat course. No music, nor the hurricane, could add to the lack of vibration in this scenario. This is a "Gran Torino" with a silly fake action movie beside. Denzel, who is a great actor and is playing excellent here too, becomes almost ridiculous trying to give some substance to nothing. Total disappointment, and an unreal over-rating...


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