Sometimes bad things happen to good people. These people end up in situations that spiral out of control. They may be in a situation beyond their control or one that isn't easy to beak free. In these situations it is best to call someone to help, someone who can bring justice. Someone like The Equalizer. Denzel Washington stars in this remake of the 80's television cult classic. He stars as Robert McCall, a man who is trying to live a quiet life. He has a past but it is a past he wishes to leave. This changes with a young woman stumbles in to his life.
Played by Chloë Grace Moretz, Teri is a young woman stuck in tragic circumstances. McCall finds that he is drawn in to her life in a way he first resists. Her plight isn't his plight and he wants to leave violence behind him. His sense of morality forbids this and he is soon drawn back into a life that uses his unique skills.
This is only the start of a journey that will take McCall back into that past. His training and sense of morality leads him to search for Teri and confront the visions that haunt him.