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The Equalizer (CBS 1985-1989, Edward Woodward)

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Crime drama series. Violent cases of trouble shooting former secret agent Robert McCall, known as ‘The Equaliser’ McCall specialised in keeping villains off the streets of New York.

In 2014 Denzel Washington revived the character for an excellent if somewhat overly violent big screen outing which was followed in 2018 by a second movie.

production details
USA / CBS – Universal / 88×60 minute episodes / 1985-89

Creators: Michael Sloan, Richard Lindheim / Theme Music: Stewart Copeland / Executive Producer: James McAdams

cast
EDWARD WOODWARD as Robert MCall
ROBERT LANSING as Control
RON O’NEAL as Lt Isadore Smalls
STEVEN WILLIAMS as Lt Burnett
KEITH SZARABAJKA as Mickey Kostmayer
WILLIAM ZABKA as Scott McCall