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Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington reteam for 'The Equalizer'

Antoine Fuqua, Denzel Washington reteam for 'The Equalizer'

A pair of 50-pound dumbbells rested on the ground outside of Antoine Fuqua's trailer on the set of "The Equalizer," which was filming at an abandoned Lowe's hardware store several miles outside of Boston.

It would be easy to assume they were there for Denzel Washington, who plays the reluctant but nonetheless lethal vigilante Robert McCall in the crime drama adapted from the 1980s television series, which opens nationwide Sept. 26.

But it wasn't Washington who was curling the hefty weights during "The Equalizer's" shooting breaks last summer. It was Fuqua, the 48-year-old filmmaker whose movies have become as muscular as the director's physique. It's a good...

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