A man believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and has dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by - he has to help her.

Robert McCall: Progress. Not Perfection.
Robert McCall: When you pray for rain, you gotta deal with the mud too.
Robert McCall: You gotta be who you are in this world, no matter what.
Teri: [about his book] What's your new one about?
Robert McCall: Oh, it's about a guy who thinks he's a knight in shining armor. The only thing is, he lives in a world where knights don't exist anymore.
Teri: Sound like my world.
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Ralphie: [asking about Robert's hurt hand] What happened?
Robert McCall: I hit it on something stupid.
Robert McCall: I am offering you a chance to do the right thing. Take it.
Robert McCall: I've done some bad things in my life, Nicolai... Things I'm not proud of. I promised someone I love very much that I would never go back to being that person... But for you, I'll make an exception.
Ralphie: I'm not strong enough.
Robert McCall: Don't doubt yourself, son. Doubt kills.
Title Card: The two most important days in your life are the day you were born and the day you find out why. - Mark Twain
Vladimir Pushkin: Who are you?
Robert McCall: Everybody wants to know.
Brian Plummer: Is everything alright? Were you able to help him?
Susan Plummer: He didn't come for help. He came for permission.
Vladimir Pushkin: What do you expect to gain by killing me?
Robert McCall: Peace.
Susan Plummer: Sometimes we make wrong choices to get to the right place.
Vladimir Pushkin: What do you want?
Robert McCall: I want the head of the snake.
Robert McCall: [to Slavi] That girl, Alana... She's gonna go on living. You... You're gonna bleed out all over this funky floor... All over 9,800 dollars.
Little John Looney: Who the fuck do you think you are, coming done here talking to me like...
Teddy: Who I am, or what I am? Who I am is complicated. What I am is a little easier. I'm a threat. I alter outcomes.
Robert McCall: [to Nicolai] The men I killed, your men... I gave them a chance, they made their decision... Now I'm giving you the opportunity to make yours.
Teri: You and I know what I really am.
Robert McCall: I think you can be anything you wanna be.
Teri: Maybe in your world, Robert. Doesn't really happen that way in mine.
Robert McCall: Change your world.
Robert McCall: I don't have a lot of time. Which means you don't have any.
Robert McCall: [telling Teri about his book] Man gotta be the man, fish gotta be the fish.
Teddy: When you look at me, what do you see.
Robert McCall: [chuckles, shifts in his seat]
Teddy: The answer's nothing. I have no feeling about you one way or the other. You're like... like lint or a bottle cap. You're just a thing to remove.
Ralphie: It's me, Mr. McCall. It's Ralphie. You said not to leave anybody behind.
Ralphie: [lifting him off the floor] "Buck-ninety" my ass!
Teri: I love being up at this hour. You know, everything's so dark. It makes everything seem possible again.
Robert McCall: Thought you were gonna to give up that refined sugar?
Teri: I am.
Robert McCall: When?
Teri: Any day now.
Robert McCall: Yea, it's bad for your vocal cords.
Robert McCall: Body, mind, spirit, remember?
Robert McCall: [Setting his stopwatch before taking down several Russian mobsters] Sixteen seconds.
Teri: I bought a little machine for making demos.
Robert McCall: Yea, I bet your good.
Teri: What makes you say that?
Robert McCall: Intuition.
Teri: You know, I see a lot of widowed guys. Something in your eyes. You know, it's not sad. It's just kind of lost, you know?
Susan Plummer: Teddy Rensen. Real name, Nicolai Itchenko. Skill set honed in Spetsnaz. He's formidable and smart. Ran a wing of the Secret Police for years. Went private when the Union fell. Basically he's a sociopath with a business card.

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