A retired intelligence agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.
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Complete series cast summary:
 Robert McCall (88 episodes, 1985-1989)
 Mickey Kostmayer (56 episodes, 1985-1989)


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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Edward Woodward won a Golden Globe in 1987 for his outstanding performance in the series as Robert McCall. See more »


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A well constructed program in the main and well acted by all
18 October 2004 | by (Aurora Colorado USA) – See all my reviews

I agree with most of the comments about The Equalizer as far as its good qualities are concerned. I thought Edward Woodward did a fine job of acting and his costars were very helpful also to each plot. I had taped a number of the episodes and am enjoying them even now. I, as I noted some persons have said, wish the series could be made into DVD's and thus kept on our television screens. I especially enjoyed the episode with Edward's wife, Michele, who is a well-known actress on her own. I hope Mr. Woodward has been able to see how much his many viewers enjoyed his performances. I am wondering too if he will ever return to the United States to perform for us on the stage? I wondered too why he did not sing in more shows? He did sing a bit of As Time Goes By in one episode where he was outside dancing with a costar on a snowy night.

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