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THE EQUALIZER 2 (2018)

THE EQUALIZER 2 <span>(2018)</span> artwork

THE EQUALIZER 2 (2018)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 116

Release dates 17/08/2018

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence

Genre(s) Drama, Action, Thriller

Director(s) Antoine Fuqua

Cast includes Denzel Washington, Ashton Sanders, Pedro Pascal, Melissa Leo, Bill Pullman

Summary THE EQUALIZER 2 is a US action drama in which a former black ops agent seeks revenge for the murder of an old friend.

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 07/08/2018

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE EQUALIZER 2 is a US action drama in which a former black ops agent seeks revenge for the murder of an old friend.

Violence

There are several scenes of strong violence involving the use of fists, guns and knives. There is occasional blood and bone-breaking in these fights. The hero gouges an enemy's eye, and a man is seen with a graphic stomach injury following an explosion. It is also implied that an assassin forces a man to shoot himself in the head.

A killer holds a family captive in their home before murdering them, and it is implied that he kills their child. The hero seeks vengeance after, it is implied, a woman has been raped and beaten. No sexual violence is shown.

There is use of strong language ('f**k'), as well as milder terms such as 'bitch' and 'God'. Black characters use the term 'nigga'. There is misuse of heroin and cocaine.

Precuts information

During post-production, the distributor sought and was given advice on how to secure the desired classification. Following this advice, certain changes were made prior to submission

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

This film was originally seen for advice at which stage the company was informed it was likely to be classified 18 uncut but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making reductions to scenes of strong violence and gore. When the film was submitted for formal classification these scenes had been acceptably reduced.

Details

Title
THE EQUALIZER 2
Year
2018
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC Europe Ltd,Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
14/12/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF361664

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