The Equalizer

Synopsis: In The Equalizer, Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), 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.
Director(s): Antoine Fuqua
Production: Sony Pictures
  1 win & 9 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
132 min

- Associate to builder services.

- Associate to builder services.

- Right?

- Yeah, and we'll cut it over here.

Thought you finished this job.

The owner wants

the driveway wider now.

Heh. When they pay...

They say. Thank you.

The newer guys take tests.

Like firemen.

Yo, Pops, bet you didn't have

to push dollies at your old job.

Guilty as charged.

How you doing, Jenny?

Mm-hm. Better now.


Hi, Mr. McCall.


What you got there?



Whole-grain, gluten-free.

Okay. Condiments?

Sprouts, avocado and Vegenaise mayo.


A bone in the tuna.


What? Potatoes are a vegetable.

I like crunchy things.

Carrots are crunchy.

Dried seaweed.

I'm a human, not a rabbit.

To make security guard,

you gotta lose weight.

Now, you asked me to help you,

but if you don't apply yourself...



Progress, not perfection.

No more chips.

No more chips.

Who needs flavor? Right?

- All right, see you later, J.

- Have a good one, Billy.

F*** you.

- Thank you.

- You're welcome.

He catch that fish yet?

Just hooked it.

It's about damn time.

Well, it's a big fish.

Don't know

if he can hang on, though.

Oh, no.

Tooth and nail right now.

Yeah, well,

maybe he's just too old.

Thought you were gonna give up

refined sugar.

I am.


Any day now.


Bad for your vocal cords.

Body, mind, spirit, remember?

I bought a little machine

for making demos.

Yeah? I bet you're good.

What makes you say that?


All right, well, I'll see you later, Jake.

Okay. See you later, honey.

You let me know what happens

with that, uh, fish.


All right, I'll see you.


You'll owe me $100. Watch.

Hey, yo, Pops. We betting

on what you did before you got here.

Like, for a living.

I'm saying insurance, claims.

He was a stock dude, man,

on Wall Street.

I was a Pip.

Yo, you were a pimp?

No, not a pimp. A Pip. P-I-P. Pip.

The f*** is a Pip?

Why you curse so much?

You know, like Gladys Knight

and the Pips. Like this:


Check this out!

- Oh, come on!

- Stop it.

Yeah. Break it.

Uh-uh. Don't do that right now.

- Oh, the spin?

- What?

Wait a minute.

You're gonna blow the whistle? Oh!

Come on. I'm gonna look it up right now.

Man, I'm looking this up.

Yo, so which one were you?

The one on the right.

Hey, do it again!

Yo, that's not him right there.

Man, that's him with an Afro.

He's bald.

So he had a wig on.

That's gone, yo.

That's him.

Get it

I am sharper than a razor

Damn, girl! Bring it over here now!

Hey, Jake. What a f***ing night.

Yeah, it's tough out there, honey.

Too long I've been

Out here on my own

Now I'm about to bring it home

Like a rolling stone

Here you go, kid.


He ever catch it?


The fish.

Oh, yeah. Yes. Yeah, he did.

It's a happy ending-

Well, not exactly.

Old man tied the fish to the side

of the boat, had to row back to shore,

fish bled in the water,

sharks came

and ate the whole fish

till there was nothing left.

That's just kind of a waste, isn't it?

Depends upon how you look at it.

The old man met his adversary when

he thought that part of his life was over.

He saw himself in the fish.

Came to...

Came to respect it the more it fought.

Why didn't he just let the fish go?

The old man's gotta be the old man.

Fish gotta be the fish.

Gotta be who you are

in this world, right?

No matter what.

I gotta give you what you love

You've got a client.

I don't want to.


Can't you get someone else?

He wants you.

But this customer

is a pig.

He's waiting outside.

Take what you love

And when that baby cry

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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