The Equalizer

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The Equalizer
The Equalizer-Logo.jpg
Premiere September 18, 1985
Finale August 24, 1989
Creator Michael Sloan
Richard Lindheim
Network CBS
Style 60-minute crime drama
Company Universal Television
Seasons 4
Episodes 88
Origin USA

The Equalizer is a crime drama that aired on CBS.

The series stars British actor Edward Woodward as Robert McCall, a former covert operations officer of an unnamed U.S. Government intelligence organization, which was often referred to simply as "The Agency" or "The Company" (it is implied that it is the CIA), who tries to atone for past sins by offering, free of charge, his services as a troubleshooter, a protector, and an investigator. People in need find him through a newspaper ad: "Got a problem? Odds against you? Call the Equalizer. 212 555 4200." When he begins this business in the pilot episode, it is revealed that the nickname "Equalizer" was bestowed on him by another operative by the name of "Brahms," played by Jerry Stiller.

Contents

Cast

Actor Character Duration
Main Cast
Edward Woodward Robert McCall 1 2 3 4
Supporting/Recurring Cast
Robert Lansing Control 1 2 3 4
Steven Williams Lt. Burnett 1
Ron O'Neal Lt. Isadore Smalls 1
William Zabka Scott McCall 1 2 3 4
Keith Szarabajka Mickey Kostmayer 1 2 3 4
Chad Redding Sgt. Alice Shepard 2 3 4
Maureen Anderman Pete O'Phelan 3 4
Eddie Jones Lt. Brannigan 4

Seasons

Season Premiere Finale #
CBS
Season One September 18, 1985 April 8, 1986 22
Season Two October 8, 1986 May 27, 1987 22
Season Three September 23, 1987 May 4, 1988 22
Season Four October 26, 1988 August 24, 1989 22

In-Depth

DVD Releases

Title Release Date #
Season Sets
Season 1 February 12, 2008 5
Season 2 August 26, 2014 5
Season 3 October 25, 2014 5
Season 4 November 24, 2014 5

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