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THE EQUALIZER [Extended version]

THE EQUALIZER <span>[Extended version]</span> artwork

THE EQUALIZER [Extended version]

Type of media Video

Approved Running time 126m 31s

Ratings Info strong bloody violence

Genre(s) Action, Drama

Director(s) Antoine Fuqua

Cast includes Denzel Washington, Marton Csokas, Chloë Grace Moretz

Cut This work was passed uncut.

  • Suitable only for adults icon18

Ratings info

Ratings info publication date 09/05/2018

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.


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'.


Title Information
Extended version
Sony DADC Europe Ltd
Classified date(s)
Main language
Submitted run time
126m 31s
BBFC reference
Extended version

Components List

This work is made up of a number of separate components. Note that since February 2001 the BBFC has measured each component separately, but older works may not have the exact details, only a list of titles


Rating information

The version of this work detailed above is rated by the BBFC under the Video Recordings Act 1984 for use on any Packaged Media format (including DVD, Blu-ray and VHS). This classification may also be used when the same work is made available on Digital Video Platforms (including Video On Demand) provided that the platform is licenced to use BBFC ratings.

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