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The Equalizer

The Equalizer Dates : 1985 - 1989
86 episodes of 46 min
First broadcasting : 23 Janvier 1991
Creator(s) : Michael Sloan et Richard Lindheim
Producer(s) : James Duff McAdams et Michael Sloan
Music : Stewart Copeland
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French Traduire


Robert McCall is a former spy, who has left the Agency that he works for. He is trying to make a normal life and also establish a link with his estranged son. He also has to deal with his former superior, who needs his help every now and then, which is why he left the Agency and people from his days as a spy. But for whatever reason, he takes out an ad in the newspaper that states "Got a problem, need help, odds against you, Call The Equalizer". And he gets all sorts of calls from people who need help, people who tried to get help from the police but cause of lack of information, or probable cause, or shortage of manpower, can't help them. So they turn to him.

The Actors

Robert Lansing - Control

Robert Lansing


Melissa Sue Anderson - Yvette Marcel

Melissa Sue Anderson

(Yvette Marcel)

Edward Woodward - Robert McCall

Edward Woodward

(Robert McCall)

William Zabka - Scott Mccall

William Zabka

(Scott Mccall)

Keith Szarabajka - Mickey Kostmayer

Keith Szarabajka

(Mickey Kostmayer)


Photos The Equalizer n_0 Photos The Equalizer n_1 Photos The Equalizer n_2 Photos The Equalizer n_3


Edward Woodward suffered a heart attack in the summer of 1987. Accordingly, the producers needed to find a quick replacement while Woodward recuperated. Robert Mitchum was brought on as an old friend of Robert McCall who helped McCall's son search for his missing father in the two-part episode, "Mission: McCall." Richard Jordan was also brought on as embittered former operative Harley Gage and stayed for eight more episodes.

The filming of an episode involving a hostage situation at a wedding reception was interrupted by a police action involving a hostage situation at a wedding reception across the street.

During the height of the show's popularity, actor 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.


Filming locations:

  • New York City, New York, USA

Authors of the card

  • Creation date: 2003/07/01 by abdest

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