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The Equalizer 2 (2018) Poster

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After over fifty-five film and television credits, this was Denzel Washington's first sequel.
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This was the first time director Antoine Fuqua directed a sequel to one of his own movies.
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During filming, the crew whimsically referred to the movie as "The Sequelizer."
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Two security guards were wounded during a shooting which took place during the film's production.
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Denzel Washington, Bill Pullman and Melissa Leo were the only actors from the original to appear in the sequel.
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-In July 2018, when asked about the possibility of The Equalizer 3, Fuqua expressed interest in returning to direct.
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This was the fourth film Denzel Washington and director Antoine Fuqua worked on together.
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Denzel refers to character Miles Whittaker as "Yummy" This is reference to Robert "Yummy" Sandifer who was an American street gang member from Chicago. He was only a child (believed to be 11) Sandifer's murder by fellow gang members in Chicago garnered national attention, resulting in him appearing on the cover of TIME magazine in September 1994. MT
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Denzel wanted the fight scenes he participated in to be as realistic as possible. So they brought in UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley to train Danzel for his fight scenes.
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The timepiece that Robert McCall Denzel Washington uses to time his combat skills, is the Suunto Core All Black Military watch.
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Talks of an Equalizer sequel began seven months prior to the release of the first film, in 2014.
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3 UFC fighters cameo in this film, former fighter Jay Hieron as well as Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone and Andrei Arlovski from the current roster.
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Principal photography on the film began in the South End area of Boston, Massachusetts, on September 14, 2017. Filming also took place on Lynn Shore Drive in Lynn, Massachusetts, as well as in Brant Rock, Massachusetts.
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This was Antoine Fuqua's second film to be shot with Hawk anamorphic lenses after Training Day (2001)
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This film was released four years after the first one, which was released in 2014.
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McCall (Denzel Washington) uses Kali when knife fighting Ari (Kazy Tauginas).
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While Sony and other publications reported the film was made on a net production budget of $62 million, Deadline Hollywood stated their sources insisted the cost was "in the high ($70 million)" range after Massachusetts tax credits.
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Similar to the first film, this sequel also utilizes a gratuitously-bearded henchman who is ex-military and/or has CIA assassination training which was played by Garrett Golden. In the Equalizer (2014), the character was played by Tait Fletcher.
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Mile's (Ashton Sanders) gang are based on The Bloods.
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The trivia items below may give away important plot points.

Although McCall is seen holding and using guns to threaten in the movie, he only actually shoots one man with a gun. The other McCall shoots with a harpoon.
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At the end of the film, Miles, after witnessing his skills and capabilities first hand, asks McCall "Who are you?", just like Teddy (Marton Csokas), at the end of the first film.
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When Robert McCall pulls Miles out of the gang apartment building, they reach the lobby and then McCall pressures Miles to shoot him to validate Miles' decision to join the gang. McCall says "It's only five pounds of pressure" - This is factually correct since 1911 pistols (being single-action pistols) are known for their light trigger pull as well as their century-old battle tested reliability.
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Body count: 12 (The fate of the Turkish father in the beginning is not shown after the train enters the tunnel)
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Although the story places them in Belgium, the lobby and hotel room where Susan is attacked is actually the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston.
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Pedro Pascal's character Oberyn Martell on Game of Thrones also had his eyes gouged when he fought Sir Gregor Clegane.
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Second film which sees Pedro Pascal as a good guy turn out to be the bad guy. First was Kingsman: Golden Circle (2017)
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