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THE EQUALIZER 2

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THE EQUALIZER 2

Type of media Film

Approved Running time 120m 34s

Release date 17/08/2018

BBFCInsight strong violence, threat, language, drug misuse

Genre(s) Action, Drama

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 This work was 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. It is implied that an assassin forces a man to shoot himself in the head.

Threat

A killer holds a family captive in their home before murdering them. It is implied that he kills their child.

Language

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

Drugs

There is misuse of heroin and cocaine.

The hero seeks vengeance after, it is implied, a woman has been raped and beaten. No sexual violence is shown.

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
Distributor(s)
Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
31/07/2018
Main language
English
Submitted run time
120m 34s
Approved footage
10851+0
BBFC reference
BFF361664
Registration number
CFJ45213

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