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The Equalizer 

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A retired Intelligence Agent turned private detective helps various threatened clients to equalize the odds.
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Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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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

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English

Release Date:

18 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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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

During the height of the show's popularity, Edward Woodward was often approached on the street by people in need, with situations similar to those depicted in the show. He began carrying flyers with the phone numbers of social services organizations and legal clinics for them to contact. See more »

Quotes

Mickey Kostmayer: What do we need a diversion for? Just kick in the door and hose the room.
Robert McCall: Mickey, there is a five year old boy in there.
Mickey Kostmayer: Oh yeah, we're gonna need a diversion.
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McCall brought some justice to an unjust world
10 May 2001 | by temflex2See all my reviews

Discovered The Equalizer on A&E. It had heart and I thoroughly enjoyed the interplay of the characters. I especially enjoyed the character of Jimmy played by Mark Margolis. You got glimpses into his life and wanted to know more. I wish someone would pick up the series again now that A&E has dropped it.


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