McCall (Denzel Washington) has put his mysterious past behind him, is dedicated to living a new, quiet life, working in his local building supply superstore, helping his coworkers. When he meets Teri late at night, he encourages her to change her life too. But this young girl is under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, and he can’t stand idly by. 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.