The Equalizer (1985–1989)
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China Rain 

A Chinatown gang kidnap whom they believe is the son of a wealthy Chinese-American couple, unaware that he is actually the maid's child. Fearful that the police will not be able to get the boy back alive, the maid contacts Robert McCall.

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Police Detective (as Jim Russo)
Adam Redfield ...
Technician
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Mrs. Tom
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Mrs. Lin
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Mr. Lin
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Sarah
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Tommy Li (as Ching Valdes)
Kevin Gray ...
Dal
Karen Akers ...
Cynthia
Roger Chang ...
Vincent
Steven Tom ...
Henry
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When some men plan to kidnap the son of a wealthy Asian couple, they grab the the maid's child by mistake. They call the police and to keep the boy alive they pretend that they have the couple's son. But when her employer refuses to pay the ransom, she calls McCall. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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In the synagogue, where Control is waiting for McCall, the person in the last row behind McCall stands up during the close-up dialog but is still seated when the camera changes to long-shot and then he rises to pray. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: I see you're keeping out of trouble young man.
Mickey Kostmayer: Always, old man.
Robert McCall: You know what I'm doing these days Mick?
Mickey Kostmayer: Well if you've turned Carny on me I don't want to hear about it.
[McCall passes a newspaper clipping]
Mickey Kostmayer: Well, this Equalizer, that's you?
Robert McCall: That's me.
Mickey Kostmayer: I bet you get a lot of weird phone calls.
Robert McCall: Yes more than I ever imagined.
Mickey Kostmayer: I like it. Been times I wished I had a number like that.
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Blue after yellow kills a fellow.
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode was a straight kidnapping case.

A Chinese boy, the child of Lauren Tom (Julie on "Friends") was taken by mistake by some thugs and The Equalizer is called in to help.

He uses his contact in the Triad (Ching Valdes-Aran - Kung Fu Granny) to help and calls in an associate (Keith Szarabajka - The Dark Knight) for the dirty work. This is the first of 42 appearances for Szarabajka.

Lots of gunfire at the end and, of course, a successful conclusion.

The cool, calm demeanor of Edward Woodward is what makes this series worth watching. he never gets ruffles and you know he is going to make things right.


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