The Equalizer

Season 1 Episode 4

The Lock Box

Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Oct 09, 1985 on CBS
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The Lock Box
McCall helps a man whose daughter has been abducted by a pimp who services covert government operations.

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  • When a teenage girl is abducted by a pimp who runs an anything-goes, invitation-only brothel, the girl's parents hire McCall to find their missing daughter. Another good episode...

    As with all the episodes so far, I really enjoyed this episode. It had a suitably seedy, dark feel, and was well written.

    Pop star Adam Ant guest stars as the pimp, Francis De Graumont. I couldn't quite make my mind up about him. It's not exactly an award winning performance, but somehow the character comes across as crazy and deranged – thought I think this may have been a fluke as much to actual acting intentions.

    I also like how after the girl is finally rescued (no real spoiler there) you might think the story is over, but no, there's another twist.

    I found McCall's love interest in the episode a bit irritating, but it does make for a great final scene, as they spot the rare bird, and McCall gives a good monologue that has many parallels with the plot of the episode.moreless
J.T. Walsh

J.T. Walsh

Sam Griffith

Guest Star

Sara Botsford

Sara Botsford

Edie Griffith

Guest Star

Adam Ant

Adam Ant

Francis De Graumont

Guest Star

Maureen Anderman

Maureen Anderman

Eleanor Griffith

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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  • QUOTES (9)

    • Edie: You must miss England.
      DeGraumont: (sarcastic) Everyday that I'm away a piece of my soul dies.

    • Anjelica: Come on, McCall. Lets make love with the shades up and give a few of your yuppie neighbours a thrill.
      McCall: Anjelica, do you say this sort of thing purely out of shock value or are you truly and really perverted?
      Anjelica: Let me be the first disappoint you, you are as bad as everybody else.

    • McCall: That'd be nice. Mind you, I'll have to look in my book.
      Anjelica: Mmm, you look in yours, I'll look in mine. Then maybe we could look at each others.

    • McCall: I'm looking for a girl.
      Caldrin: Aren't we all?

    • Caldrin: Am I supposed to be talking to you, McCall?
      McCall: No, no, no. Apparently I am a threat to the security of this country.

    • Caldrin: You know, McCall, the greatest thing you can do, for your health, for your psyche and the human race in general is to have just a little humour, not too much, mind.

    • Sam: Please have some respect for me.
      Eleanor: I would if you could be a man for once.
      Sam: Whatever I am is exactly what you made me!
      Eleanor: How convenient it is to have me to blame.

    • McCall: So, I suppose heroes are men who face the most trying situations and continue straight on. But the real hero is the man who looks inside himself and confronts the ugliest demon his mind can create.

    • Sam: Mr McCall, there might have been others who could have gotten my daughter out of there alive, but there are very few who would have helped me the way you did, talking to me that night in the park. Your humanity made a difference.

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