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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 works as a security guard and moonlights as a vigilante. When his long-time friend Melissa Leo Susan Plummer) is murdered, he embarks on a relentless, globe-trotting quest for vengeance.

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Taglines:

There is no equal. 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

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

Similar to the first film, this sequel also utilizes a gratuitously-bearded henchman who is ex-military and/or has CIA assassination training which was played by Garrett Golden. In the Equalizer (2014), the character was played by Tait Fletcher. See more »

Goofs

When Robert beats up the men who abused the woman, he asks for any cell phones or cameras that they may have used. After the assault he never looks for them or takes them. This is made even more obvious because someone gave him a Lyft review after he left (which is it's own problem). See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: There are two kinds of pain in this world. The pain that hurts, the pain that alters.
[In Turkish]
Robert McCall: Today, you get to choose.
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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 (however, Ireland's board lists the difference at 1m 10s on video, where both versions are rated 15). The cut version was released on DVD & Blu-ray while the uncut version was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray. See more »

Connections

Spun-off from The Equalizer (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

Narcos
Written by Robert Martino, Henry Celestin, Quavo (as Quavious Keyate Marshall), D.J. Durel (as Daryl McPherson), Takeoff (as Kirsnick Khari Ball) and Offset (as Kiari Kendrell Cephus)
Performed by Migos
Courtesy of Quality Control Music/Motown Records/Capitol Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Very slow and predictable
3 August 2018 | by cshafkat-79041See all my reviews

I had my expectations high because I was very impressed with the first one. Unfortunately this one is a bit of a disappointment owing to the pacing and predictability of the story. It was slower and boring. If they decide to make a third one then they should make it a bit more fast paced.


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