The Equalizer

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The Equalizer

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GOT A PROBLEM? ODDS AGAINST YOU? CALL THE EQUALIZER! The Equalizer (Robert McCall) is a former agent of a shadowy, unnamed government agency, who is trying to make up for the unspoken sins of his past. His atonement comes in the form of an advertisement in the newspaper that features the above quote. McCall uses his finely honed skills, and occasionally, the agents and resources from his old agency, to combat the injustices perpetrated against those who can't seek protection from the law. He battles corrupt politicians, abusive husbands, greedy corporate executives, stalkers, kidnappers and gangsters to avenge those who are helpless. Sometimes, McCall's past comes back to haunt him when spies and international terrorists set foot in New York City and his former employer drags him back in to help track them down. In McCall's dark world, few people can be trusted. One man he always relies on is his former fellow agent, Mickey Kostmayer, who often assists McCall in his cases. Another is his former boss, a man known only as Control, who pulls government strings to give McCall a hand when he can. British actor Edward Woodward plays Robert McCall to perfection, bringing a dark undercurrent of anger and sorrow to the man while still allowing his compassion for the downtrodden to show through. The series ran for four years on CBS, premiering in 1985 and ending in 1989. ------------------------------------------------- Special Thanks to the late Donna Lemaster, who started this episode guide -------------------------------------------------moreless
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  • the Equalizer

    9.5
    Great show! goingto wath tm all agin!
  • good days

    9.5
    ive got all 4 seasons now 6 dvds per box set he made 88 shows i dont know why the the pilot is not out realy he made 89 shows season 4 come out the 29th october for 28 pounds from amazon uk freemedia same box sets made for minder dont it hurt to now know hes dead all my fav celbretys have died thares not mainy left tv and music will never be good as the old days and free 3d suxs hurts my eyes thare never be good tv shows like that againi so miss them days 80s 90s good old days dont know if it just me but its just not the same no more somethink missing to mutch tecnolagey now days i loved minder too now have all boxed sets in 20 years time this world will be in more of a mess the new genaraion are mostly lazey crooks look and the police in 20 years time it will be corupt coppers and paid of the new genraion are starting to work and they are verry bad ppl.moreless
  • A very cool show.

    10
    The Equalizer is perhaps one of the best crime fighting shows on the small screen. The character Robert McCall is a well conceived character. His jaguar is a very cool sidekick and provides a very sleek supporting role for McCall. It's a very original show to come across television. Edward Woodward portrays McCall really well, he becomes McCall. This show is a serious show, people die on the show, from time to time there are gunfights. Another feature of the show is the cool musical theme that gives The Equalizer a very harmonic soundtrack. I give this show a 2 thumbs up.moreless
  • When the odds are against you, call the equalizer.

    10
    I love watching the Equalizer in action. This show has humor, drama and action all tied in each show. Each show has a real significance to real life. I would love to call the equalizer and have him fix all of my problems. Each of the characters in this show bring the show to life, especially the equalizer.
  • His advertisement reads, 'Got a problem? Odds against you? Need help? Call - The Equalizer'. Ex CIA Agent seeks to use his talents to aide those who have little or no chance or extricating themselves on their own and no resources willingmoreless

    10
    The Equalizer, Robert McCall, was the dark hero, unlike the other shows of this period, he was ivolved in helping people despite the cost to himself, his personal life and regardless of sometimes not being wanted. A man with a past who did what was needed to help those in need.



    Robert McCall was not the young sexy hunk with the hip night clubs or talking cars but the mature man of experience who sought to give back some good to a world he had seen to much bad of.



    Intelligent and often sarcastically witty, the show was before it's time and inventive despite dealing with many issues that were taboo at the time. 1 episode was not universally aired due to the topic therein.



    Edward Woodward was appealing and comforting as the hero in the black hat, capable, conversant and knowledgable, he made the show what it was...a before it's time classic.



    Guest stars included Robert Mitchum, Richard Jordan, Robert Lansing, Christian Slater, Kevin Spacey, Adam Ant, Telly Savalas, and many more.



    It would be great to see the series re air before the movie was released...and it is too much to hope that Edward Woodward or his son Peter will be in the movie.



    It was not the actor's accent that made the show, it was his style combined with calm strength...distinguished but not flashy or pretentious. Fitting the mold will not be easy.moreless
  • BARBARA WINDSOR, SIMON PEGG AND JUNE WHITFIELD WERE AMONG THE STARS WHO CELEBRATED THE LIFE AND WORK OF THE LATE ACTOR EDWARD WOODWARD AND THE "LOVE AND LAUGHTER" WHICH SURROUNDED HIM.

    Stars celebrate life of Woodward

  • STARS ARE TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE AND WORK OF LATE ACTOR EDWARD WOODWARD AT AN EVENT IN LONDON.

    Stars to remember actor Woodward

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