Trivia: The Equalizer

  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: The movie opened up with the quote, "The two most important days of your life are the day you're born and the day you find out why." However, while the movie attributes the quote to Mark Twain, the actual source of the quote is unknown.
  • Billing Displacement: Third-billed Chloe Grace Moretz has considerably less screen time than expected.
  • Defictionalization: Sometimes while on location on the streets of New York, Woodward would add money to parking meters that he noticed were about to expire, to save complete strangers a ticket — an act that some NYC officials called (mildly) illegal. He would often leave a small card marked "Compliments of The Equalizer." Once the show became a hit, Woodward was also approached for assistance by so many people he started carrying leaflets for organisations that could actually help people in trouble.
  • Hey, It's That Guy! / Hey, It's That Voice!: The series featured a large number of guest stars, some of whom would go on to achieve fame in later years such as Macaulay Culkin, Christian Slater, Kevin Spacey, Steve Buscemi, Laurence Fishburne, and Stanley Tucci. Then there's Keith Szarabajka, who kicked off an amazingly extensive genre career with this series.