The Equalizer Featurette: Origins of Denzel Washington’s Alter Ego

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As The Equalizer director Antoine Fuqua says in a new featurette from his flick, Denzel Washington’s character is a new kind of action hero. “He’s about leveling the playing field for everyone,” the helmer said.

Sony Pictures has brought online a new featurette that explores the origins of this character in the film that reunites Washington and Fuqua after Washington won an Oscar working with him on Training Day.

The Equalizer is based on the hit '80s TV show about a former black ops specialist who retires to a quiet life in Boston. But, when he sees a wrong, he needs to make it right.

Check out The Equalizer trailer and get ready for the film's September 26 release. And be sure to watch Training Day online to see Washington and Fuqua’s first foray into movie magic. 

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The Equalizer Quotes

Teri: What's your book about?
Robert McCall: It's about a guy who is a knight in shining armor, except he lives in a world where knights don't exist anymore.

Teri: He catch that fish yet?
Robert McCall: Hmm?
Teri: Your book
Robert McCall: Oh, yeah, yeah, he did.
Teri: It's a happy ending.
Robert McCall: Not exactly. The old man met his greatest adversary just when he thought that part of his life was over.
Teri: Why didn't he just let the fish go?
Robert McCall: Old man's gotta be the old man. Fish has got to be the fish.

The Equalizer Review

When we first heard that they were doing a big screen version of the popular '80s TV show The Equalizer, it didn’t strike us as...

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