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THE EQUALIZER (2014)

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THE EQUALIZER (2014)

Type Feature

Approx. Running minutes 140

Release dates 26/09/2014

BBFCInsight strong bloody violence

Genre(s) Drama, Action

Director(s) Antoine Fuqua

Cast includes Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz

Cut All known versions of this work passed uncut.

BBFCinsight publication date 16/09/2014

Note: The following text may contain spoilers

THE EQUALIZER is a US action feature in which a former 'black ops' commander comes out of retirement to save a young prostitute from some Russian gangsters.

Violence

Strong bloody violence includes several action sequences in which the hero kills gangsters. He sometimes uses improvised weapons, for example stabbing a man under the chin with a corkscrew and slamming a shot glass into another man's eye. Other violence includes people being shot, stabbed and repeatedly punched, with brief but bloody images of the bodies afterwards.

There are strong verbal sex references, and references to prostitution. There is strong language throughout, including 'f**k' and 'motherf**ker'.

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 work was originally seen for advice. The company was advised that the film was likely to receive an 18 certificate but that their preferred 15 classification could be achieved by making cuts to reduce the violence in two scenes. When the finished version of the film was submitted for formal classification, edits had been made to reduce sequences of violence, including detail of a stabbing with a corkscrew and a garroting. The formal submission was consequently rated 15.

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Details

Title
THE EQUALIZER
Also known as
THE EQUALIZER - ODEON CINEMAS EXCLUSIVE,THE EQUALIZER - DOMESTIC TRAILER 1 - ON BD & DVD,THE EQUALIZER - INTERNATIONAL TRAILER D GENERIC - COMING SOON,THE EQUALIZER - DOMESTIC TRAILER 3 - CLEAN,THE EQUALIZER - ADDED VALUE - VENGEANCE MODE,THE EQUALIZER - DOMESTIC TRAILER 3 GENERIC
Year
2014
Formats
Cinema, DVD
Distributor(s)
Sony DADC UK Limited,Sony DADC Europe Ltd,Columbia Pictures Corporation Ltd.
Classified date(s)
07/08/2018
Main language
English
BBFC reference
AZF308857

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