The Equalizer (2014)

What do you see when you look at me?

Plot outline

A man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him cannot stand idly by when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters.

Cast

Plots

A man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him cannot stand idly by when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters. - Sony Pictures Entertainment

Robert McCall,'s a former special service commando who faked his own death in hopes of living out a quiet life. Instead, he comes out of his self-imposed retirement to save a young girl, and finds his desire for justice reawakened after coming face-to-face with members of a brutal Russian gang. McCall becomes the go-to man when the helpless require the kind of vengeance they would never find without his skills.

Leading a serene and quiet life as an employee at a Boston hardware store, the distant and cryptic former U.S. Marines operative, Robert McCall, has dedicated himself to living a silent and low-profile existence, still haunted by his ignoble past. Constantly trying to appease his inner demons, the insomniac ex-virtuoso of violence reads the classics at the local diner; however, when his platonic late-night companion--the young streetwalker, Teri--ends up in the hospital brutally abused, things are bound to get ugly. Now, this pitiless guardian angel will equalise the odds, as feral retribution rains down on everyone involved. But, when Robert's bloody ballet of death is finally over, will there be anyone left alive? - Nick Riganas

Denzel Washington plays McCall, a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when McCall meets Teri (Chloë Grace Moretz), a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her. Armed with hidden skills that allow him to serve vengeance against anyone who would brutalize the helpless, McCall comes out of his self-imposed retirement and finds his desire for justice reawakened. If someone has a problem, if the odds are stacked against them, if they have nowhere else to turn, McCall will help. He is The Equalizer. - ahmetkozan