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Air Date: September 18th, 1985

Network: CBS

Series Summary
A retired government agent operates a one-man security force.

Rating: TVPG

Genres: Crime drama


  • Season 4 - Episode 22 : Suicide Squad Aug 24, 1989

    A high schooler fears her brother, dropped from the football team for injuries and poor grades, will turn to drug dealing.

  • Season 4 - Episode 21 : Endgame Aug 10, 1989

    A corporate executive (Elizabeth Berridge) finds herself a suspect when a recreational war game leads to homicide. With Edward Woodward.

  • Season 4 - Episode 20 : Race Traitors Jun 11, 1989

    McCall goes under cover as a neo-Nazi when he receives reports of neighborhood harassment by "skinheads.".

  • Season 4 - Episode 19 : Heart of Justice May 11, 1989

    A man becomes desperate when two men connected to the rape and beating of his pregnant wife are released because of a clerical error.

  • Season 4 - Episode 18 : The Caper May 4, 1989

    McCall believes a murder-mystery buff (Maureen Stapleton) who claims she saw a real killing; guest Laura San Giacomo.

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  • The evening's funniest show on CBS, though, is a drama, The Equalizer. [18 Sept 1985, p.6] Show More

  • But I think the biggest reason is that I like its star, the British actor Woodward, who is an older man, 55, a veteran actor of 40 years, and not just another pretty young face on a vacuous head. He gives this show the same touch of class that another British export, Patrick Macnee, used to give The Avengers. [18 Sept 1985, p.3] Show More

  • The Equalizer...recites the Vigilante Creed with effective fervor. And Mr. Woodward, the always accomplished actor whose more recent credits include "A Christmas Carol" on television and the title role in the Australian film "Breaker Morant," is so good that he makes the entire questionable enterprise seem almost reasonable. Show More

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