The Equalizer (1985–1989)
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Pilot 

Disillusioned by his years as a spy, Robert McCall resigns from his job, determined to help people in need. His first two clients are a telecommunications employee who stumbles onto an extortion ring, and a woman threatened by a stalker.

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Carlene Randall
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Michael Levin ...
Leonard Morgan
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Brahms
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Senator Jim Blanding
Jack Davidson ...
Brad Hamilton
Ron Parady ...
Olsen
Scott Burkholder ...
Steve
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Goldman
Derek Murcott ...
Gardner
Paul Jabara ...
Orchestra Music Teacher
Carrie Kei Heim ...
Sarah
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We are introduced to someone who calls himself The Equalizer who takes on 2 new clients in this pilot episode. The first is a man working for a Telecommucation company who discovers some unexplained records in the company files - McCall discovers that the VP of the Telecomm company is recording high-level officials' phone conversations to use for blackmail. The second is a single mother who is being stalked - McCall tries to scare off the stalker but only succeeds in making him more violent towards his victim. Written by ignazia

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18 September 1985 (USA)  »

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During the car chase, the left headlight and front left fender change from undamaged to seriously damaged for no reason. See more »

Quotes

Brahms: I'll cry at your funeral...
Robert McCall: ...I'll be there!
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I'll cry at your funeral...
15 November 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One can always dream that there is someone out there who can even the odds. This show from the good old days reminds us that it is possible, and I wanted to revisit it as it appears that there is going to be a sequel on TV next month and there is even a planned movie being discussed.

Edward Woodward will always be the model for The Equalizer. I certainly hope they don't try to bring in some WB stars to replace him.

We also get to see Jerry Stiller before he retired to "The King of Queens." This is the way TV should be with taut neo-noir stories that give you a good feeling.


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