The Equalizer

Series Summary
Robert McCall is a retired secret agent. Having become disillusioned by all the rigamarole that comes with secret agenting, McCall starts to look out for the little guy. Calling himself "The Equalizer," McCall puts ads in the paper marketing to desperate people in desperate situations. McCall usually takes these cases for little or no money (he lives in a posh Manhattan apartment). Acting as both bodyguard and investigator, sometimes using his government resources, McCall usually manages to save the day.

Air Dates: 1985 - Present

Genres: Crime drama

Network: CBS

  • Season 3, Ep. 8 : Shadow PlayNov 11, 1987

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    An ex-agent (Richard Jordan) helps protect a mayor involved in a covert Company plan to supply freedom fighters.

  • Season 3, Ep. 7 : Mission: McCallNov 4, 1987

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    Scott and Kostmayer (William Zabka, Keith Szarabajka) realize that they must play by Dyson's (Robert Mitchum) rules if they want to see McCall (Edward Woodward) alive. With Richard Jordan.

  • Season 3, Ep. 6 : Mission: McCallOct 28, 1987

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    McCall (Edward Woodward) is abducted, and two former associates (Robert Mitchum, Richard Jordan) race against the clock to find him.

  • Season 3, Ep. 5 : Encounter in a Closed RoomOct 14, 1987

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    American and Soviet agents search for an Eastern European scientist who is intent on applying for political asylum.

  • Season 3, Ep. 4 : In the MoneyOct 7, 1987

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    McCall and Kostmayer (Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka) stumble into a case of murder and corruption on Wall Street.

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  • 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

  • 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

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