The Equalizer

McCall believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can’t stand idly by – he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer.

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Film Cast:

  • Robert McCall: Denzel Washington
  • Teddy: Márton Csókás
  • Teri: Chloë Grace Moretz
  • Ralphie: Johnny Skourtis
  • Masters: David Harbour
  • Mandy: Haley Bennett
  • Slavi: David Meunier
  • Brian Plummer: Bill Pullman
  • Susan Plummer: Melissa Leo
  • Tevi: Alex Veadov
  • Vladimir Pushkin: Vladimir Kulich
  • Lead Investigator: E. Roger Mitchell
  • Pederson: James Wilcox
  • Remar: Mike O’Dea
  • Jenny: Anastasia Sanidopoulos Mousis
  • Marcus: Allen Maldonado
  • Jay: Rhet Kidd
  • HM Brian: Mike Morrell
  • Marat: Matt Lasky
  • Little John Looney: Shawn Fitzgibbon
  • Andri: Vitaliy Shtabnoy
  • Detective Gilly: Timothy John Smith
  • Detective Harris: Robert Wahlberg
  • Counterman: Steve Sweeney
  • Thief: Owen Burke
  • Ralphie’s Mom: Luz Mery Sanchez
  • Agent Mosley: John Romualdi
  • P&E Worker: Johnny Messner
  • Homeowner: Patrick Coppola
  • Laborer: William Xifaras
  • Reporter: Jenny Johnson
  • Bank Officer: Peter Haydu
  • Teddy’s Guy: Tait Fletcher
  • Teddy’s Guy: Mark Stefanich
  • Teddy’s Guy: Dan Bilzerian
  • Teddy’s Guy: Matt Leonard
  • Teddy’s Guy: Sala Baker
  • Teddy’s Guy: Yan Dron
  • Gangster: Andrew Farazi
  • Russian Patron (uncredited): Christopher Weigel
  • Teddy’s Guy (uncredited): Dennis Keiffer
  • Butcher (uncredited): Lance Norris
  • Russian Heavy / Bouncer (uncredited): Alex Ziwak

Film Crew:

  • Producer: Steve Tisch
  • Production Design: Naomi Shohan
  • Art Direction: David Lazan
  • Casting: Mary Vernieu
  • Costume Design: David C. Robinson
  • Producer: Mace Neufeld
  • Producer: Denzel Washington
  • Original Music Composer: Harry Gregson-Williams
  • Set Decoration: Leslie E. Rollins
  • Executive Producer: Ben Waisbren
  • Director of Photography: Mauro Fiore
  • Director: Antoine Fuqua
  • Executive Producer: Ezra Swerdlow
  • Writer: Richard Wenk
  • Writer: Michael Sloan
  • Producer: Todd Black
  • Producer: Jason Blumenthal
  • Editor: John Refoua
  • Stunt Coordinator: Keith Woulard
  • Special Effects Coordinator: Jack Lynch
  • Co-Producer: Lance Johnson
  • ADR & Dubbing: Chris Andrew Ciulla
  • Makeup Artist: Rob Fitz
  • Casting: Lindsay Graham
  • Picture Car Coordinator: Paul Weathered
  • Associate Producer: Kat Samick
  • Executive Producer: David Bloomfield
  • Foley: Robin Harlan
  • Set Designer: Jeremy Woodward
  • Music Editor: Richard Whitfield
  • Dialogue Editor: Michael Magill
  • Foley: Sarah Monat
  • Set Costumer: Tina Ulee
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Daniel J. Leahy
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Steve Pederson
  • Script Supervisor: Deirdre Horgan
  • Associate Producer: Molly Allen
  • Sound Effects Editor: Ryan Collins
  • Producer: Tony Eldridge
  • Producer: Alex Siskin
  • Digital Intermediate: Mandy Arnold
  • Helicopter Camera: Brian Heller
  • Steadicam Operator: Kirk R. Gardner
  • Camera Operator: David Richert
  • Makeup Artist: Sherryn Smith
  • Second Unit Cinematographer: Lukasz Jogalla
  • Sound Designer: David Esparza
  • Supervising Sound Editor: Mandell Winter
  • Hairstylist: Elizabeth Cecchini
  • Makeup Department Head: Liz Bernstrom
  • Art Department Coordinator: Denis Leining
  • Property Master: Aimee Butterfield
  • Property Master: Jennifer Gerbino
  • Construction Coordinator: Theodore Suchecki
  • Construction Foreman: Tom Sola
  • Greensman: Butch McCarthy
  • Scenic Artist: Kim Nelson
  • Leadman: Cameron Matheson
  • Scenic Artist: David Rickson
  • Visual Effects Producer: Brian Drewes
  • Visual Effects Supervisor: Sean Devereaux
  • CG Supervisor: Don Libby
  • Camera Operator: Sebastián Almeida
  • Still Photographer: Scott Garfield
  • Gaffer: Chris Culliton
  • Rigging Gaffer: Dave Cambria
  • Casting: Angela Peri
  • Set Costumer: Lara Quinlan
  • Digital Intermediate: Kathleen Largay
  • Digital Intermediate: Morning Star Schott
  • First Assistant Editor: William Paley
  • Dialect Coach: Leigh Dillon
  • Dialect Coach: Jessica Drake
  • Script Supervisor: Betsy Kuehn
  • Production Accountant: Jill Rosenblatt
  • Studio Teachers: Laura Torrance
  • Translator: Alexandr Dvornikov
  • Unit Publicist: Cid Swank
  • Location Manager: Mark Fitzgerald
  • Writer: Richard Lindheim

Movie Reviews:

  • mspanther: Watched the movie last night, kept me interested although somewhat predictable plot. Big bad guy, quiet good guy, helpless victims, bad guy gets his. Overall I did like the movie, but then again I like anything Denzel is in.
  • Per Gunnar Jonsson: For me this was a very entertaining vigilante flick. Denzel Washington is excellent in his role as a cold and calculating yet compassionate vigilante. The movie is slower than a lot of movies in this genre but that does not make it boring and when the action starts it is measured (for a movie in this genre) and well done.

    Although there is a red thread, started by McCall’s first act of vigilantism, running through the movie he also performs a few on the side jobs as well during the movie. I like the vigilante stuff so for me this was some nice fillers to round off the movie.

    The main thread pitches McCall against a real psychopathic Russian enforcer. No one can say that this movie did not have a well done bad guy. The role is quite well played. The guy is creepy to say the least. Not to mention violent of course but then so is McCall when the time is right.

    One thing I liked with this movie is that McCall it is not one of the usual run around, look dangerous and clobber the bad guys in periodic outbursts of violence stereotypes. McCall is always calm, calculating, behaving intelligently and the baddies almost never realizes the mistake they just did until it is quite a bit too late.

    Sure, the capacity of McCall to clobber the bad guys, usually without getting hurt himself, is bordering on superhuman but what the heck, it is fiction after all. Totally realistic movies are rarely fun, at least not movies of this genre. Also, the end fight where the baddies are more or less running around aimlessly and get taken out could have been better. Especially since the Russian mobster had shown quite a bit of intelligence up until that point. Having said that, I did like that it did not degenerate into the usual 20 minute shoot anything that moves nonsense. McCall is continuing his cold and calculating rampage through the unfortunate individuals on the wrong side and the various ways of disposing of them are rather creative.

    On the whole I found this to be a rather entertaining movie. In one sense it is the usual vigilante stuff, which I happen to like, but in one sense it is not your normal run of the mill vigilante movie thanks to Denzel Washington’s cold, calculating and intelligent portrayal of McCall.

  • Gimly: Expected pretty good, got very good. Can’t call _The Equaliser_ a perfect movie, but I love me a mixed bag of content like this.

    _Final rating:★★★½ – I really liked it. Would strongly recommend you give it your time._

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