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The Equalizer 

A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.
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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Edward Woodward ...  Robert McCall 88 episodes, 1985-1989
Keith Szarabajka ...  Mickey Kostmayer 56 episodes, 1985-1989
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Storyline

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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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 September 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Der Equalizer See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA

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Universal Television See more »
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Mono

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

In the episode titled 'The Confirmation Day' from Season 1, there is a scene in which McCall returns a stolen delivery truck to a mob boss and his associates. Edward Woodward was actually behind the wheel for entire scene. So when the viewer sees the truck's rear tire hit the edge of the guardrail and bounce upward as the truck enters the vacant lot, that was really Woodward cutting the corner too close. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: You have five seconds to give me the name.
[pause]
Robert McCall: Time's up, throw him out of the window!
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Connections

Spin-off The Equalizer 2 (2018) See more »

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Excellent and now classic.
28 October 2001 | by donmigueliSee all my reviews

The Considerable acting talents of Edward Woodward were used to make this well made and acted series. The production and especially the use of New York were top notch. Along with excellent music by Stewart Copeland and great acting from bit players this has rightly come to be regarded as a classic of '80s television.


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