The Equalizer (1985–1989)

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A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.

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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »
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 Robert McCall (88 episodes, 1985-1989)
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 Mickey Kostmayer (56 episodes, 1985-1989)
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Robert McCall is "The Equalizer", a private detective with a lot of contacts who is available for hire if you have a problem that you don't know how to solve. His no-nonsense attitude, compassion, and experience with dealing with a wide variety of situations makes him a powerful and useful detective. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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It is said that Edward Woodward's appearance in the "The Wickerman" gained him this role. He had previously played in "Callan", a British TV detective show. See more »

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Robert McCall: You have five seconds to give me the name.
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Robert McCall: Time's up, throw him out of the window!
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Referenced in Sledge Hammer!: Desperately Seeking Dori (1987) See more »

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Edward Woodward Was The Best Solo Action Hero Ever!
13 May 2002 | by (England) – See all my reviews

The Equalizer-like so many shows from the 80's-is pure class.

It had a very dark premise. Robert McCall was a guy who helped people whose lives were in danger and had no one to turn to. Woodward was very serious and menacing as Robert McCall. McCall may not have been a young man and may not have been capable of jumping onto the top of a van or chasing after the bad guys on foot but he was dangerous. His voice was menacing and he put the fear into every bad guy he ever met. Once he took on an assignment (sometimes for no pay)he would not stop until he finished the job. Many of the bad guys were killed by McCall.

The best thing about this show was the premise. In the 1980's we had a lot of altruistic heroes (such as The A-Team and Michael Knight)who always helped the needy and always put the bad guy away-no matter how much above the law the bad guys thought they were. McCall was always there for people who needed him. That was the great thing about this show. Nowadays on TV, characters are out for themselves and will betray people on a whim, even the good guys. The likes of McCall were not like that-they were caring. No-body could kill them, scare them off or pay them off. They were true heroes.


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