Yvette Marcel (Melissa Anderson) asks her godfather Control and McCall for help dealing with her irrational father, who is intent on locating Manon, the mother she believed had been killed years before.
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This was two episodes of the series "The Equalizer". In it a young woman named Yvette Marcel, whose father, Philipp is a Canadian law enforcement agent. And it seems that he has an informant in the mob code named, Chrysallis. Now it also seems that this man is about to give very damaging testimony against the mob, so they have to find out who he is. So, one of the top guys, Frank Dorgan kidnaps her and tells her that unless she tells him who this man is, her father is dead. And with time running out and no one to turn to. She turns to her godfather, Control, who in turns to McCall, cause her mother was someone McCall loved. Written by
There are actually two films with Manon: "The Mystery of Manon" is a sequel of "Memories of Manon", and not the UK video name. They are both very good indeed, and Edward Woodward as Robert McCall is superb, as always. In the "Memories" McCall, while helping Philippe Marcel, Yvette's father and husband of his long lost love Manon, discovers that he himself is in actual fact Yvette's father, whereas in the "Mystery" she discovers the same. In both, the past returns to haunt McCall, in the "Mystery" it almost kills him, his son Scott and Control. It is a great pity that the whole Equalizer series is not available on DVD - it is a wonderful series, with a very amusing script and good interpreters, first and foremost Edward Woodward himself. Although we do sometimes get re-runs, in many countries not all episodes have been shown, probably because they are dubbed and that has a cost which weighs with the networks that buy the right to show them. But however good the dubber (and in Italy they are good), nothing compares with the original!
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