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Version of 

The Equalizer (2014)


The Equalizer 2 (2018)
Based on this TV show.

Referenced in 

St. Elsewhere: The Equalizer (1986) (TV Episode)
Title reference
Sledge Hammer!: Desperately Seeking Dori (1987) (TV Episode)
Inspector McCall is an intended reference to Robert McCall
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: Killer Takes All (1988) (TV Episode)
Jimmie mentions it's his favorite show. Art criticizes the The Equalizer main character's vigilantism.
Home and Away: Episode #1.123 (1988) (TV Episode)
Lance and Martin ask if they can watch this at the Fletcher house
Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Hunted: Part 2 (1988) (TV Episode)
Woodward's photo from the show appears as the photo of Drummond in the newspapers in this episode.
Home and Away: Episode #1.211 (1988) (TV Episode)
Craig mentions this
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Michael Landon/Jimmy Brogan/Roger Rees (1990) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as Johnny questions the audience
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Parts: The Clonus Horror (1997) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Lou Rawls is 'The Equalizer.'"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch: The Equalizer (1998) (TV Episode)
title reference
The Royle Family: Another Woman (1998) (TV Episode)
When the whole family is woken up due to Dave and Denise's late night argument Antony asks if The Equalizer is on TV due to it being repeated frequently late at night in the 90's.
Saturday Night Live: Jerry Seinfeld/David Bowie (1999) (TV Episode)
Mentioned during the monologue
The Lone Gunmen: Planet of the Frohikes (2001) (TV Episode)
Referenced in dialogue.
Anglian Lives: Alan Partridge (2003) (TV Movie)
Alan claims to have the dashboard from the car used in the film when he mentions his collection of film memorabilia
Chaos on the Bridge (2014) (TV Movie)
mentioned and photo shown
The Graham Norton Show: Denzel Washington/Gemma Arterton/Peter Capaldi/George Ezra (2014) (TV Episode)
Graham and his guests mention this series and talk about Edward Woodward
The Chase Australia: Episode #1.26 (2015) (TV Episode)
Jason and Rusty are asked a question about the star of the series during the Final Chase.
Castle: And Justice for All (2016) (TV Episode)
When watching a suspect's statement, Castle mentions ESL Equalizer from The Equalizer, the TV show and the movie
The Goldbergs: Ho-ly K.I.T.T. (2016) (TV Episode)
Girls: Gummies (2017) (TV Episode)
Ray tells Shoshanna that Hermie died binge watching the show.
Baywatch (2017)
Matt tells Mitch that he is not a cop or "The Equalizer".

Spoofed in 

Big Guns (1989) (Video)
Porn parody of TV detective series.

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