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      Season 3 – The Equalizer

      1987 Crime Drama List
      Reviews 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. Read More Read Less

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      Episode 1 Aired Sep 23, 1987 Blood and Wine McCall enlists a repentant ex-terrorist monk (Telly Savalas) to track down an international terrorist. Details Episode 2 Aired Sep 23, 1987 Blood and Wine McCall enlists a repentant ex-terrorist monk (Telly Savalas) to track down an international terrorist. Details Episode 3 Aired Sep 30, 1987 Suspicion of Innocence A mentally impaired man (Vincent Phillip D'Onofrio) is suspected of killing a co-worker; guests William Converse, Charles Cioffi. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 7, 1987 In the Money McCall and Kostmayer (Edward Woodward, Keith Szarabajka) stumble into a case of murder and corruption on Wall Street. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 14, 1987 Encounter in a Closed Room American and Soviet agents search for an Eastern European scientist who is intent on applying for political asylum. Details Episode 6 Aired Oct 28, 1987 Mission: McCall McCall (Edward Woodward) is abducted, and two former associates (Robert Mitchum, Richard Jordan) race against the clock to find him. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 4, 1987 Mission: McCall 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. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 11, 1987 Shadow Play An ex-agent (Richard Jordan) helps protect a mayor involved in a covert Company plan to supply freedom fighters. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 18, 1987 Inner View A psychic (Katherine Cortez) envisions a serial killer's victims, including herself; guest Terrence Mann. Details Episode 10 Aired Dec 2, 1987 The Rehearsal Seeking revenge on a director (George Morfogen), a psychopath booby-traps the theater doors during rehearsal. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 16, 1987 Christmas Presence While McCall tries to lift Gage's holiday spirits, he gets a cry for help from a 6-year-old with AIDS. Details Episode 12 Aired Jan 13, 1988 A Dance on the Dark Side An aide (Amanda Plummer) in a police task force overhears a conversation about the murder of an undercover officer. Details Episode 13 Aired Jan 20, 1988 The Child Broker McCall goes after a scam artist who manipulates a gang of delinquents into doing his dirty work for him. Details Episode 14 Aired Jan 27, 1988 Video Games A reporter's (Daniel Davis) probe into his daughter's death leads to a prostitution ring, blackmail and murder. Details Episode 15 Aired Feb 10, 1988 Something Green McCall suspects that a foreign dignitary accused of kidnapping his son is using his diplomatic status as a front. Details Episode 16 Aired Feb 17, 1988 The Mystery of Manon The alleged suicide of a friend raises McCall's suspicions, and McCall's daughter returns, having followed her "father" to New York fearing for his sanity. Details Episode 17 Aired Feb 24, 1988 The Mystery of Manon With Control and Scott taken prisoner, McCall doubts the woman who claims to be his lost love, Manon. Details Episode 18 Aired Mar 16, 1988 No Place Like Home A 10-year-old asks McCall to help his homeless family, abused by the owner of a hotel used for public housing. Details Episode 19 Aired Mar 23, 1988 Last Call A world-renowned bounty hunter corners a drug-crazed killer and his brother (Joe Maruzzo, Michael Cerveris) in Pete's Restaurant. Details Episode 20 Aired Mar 30, 1988 Regrets Only A mother with a history of mental problems claims her ex-husband is trying to drive her insane; guest Polly Holliday. Details Episode 21 Aired Apr 6, 1988 Target of Choice A killer seeks revenge on the man (Michael Parks) who helped put him in prison; guest Verna Bloom. Details Episode 22 Aired May 4, 1988 Always a Lady McCall seeks the killer of a woman (Anne Twomey) he once recruited for a dangerous South American operation. Details

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      John J. O'Connor New York Times Directed leanly yet pointedly by Tobe Hooper (''Poltergeist''), this episode of ''The Equalizer'' is tough, refusing to let anybody off the hook easily. Dec 5, 2018 Full Review

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      Season Info

      Director
      Alan Metzger, Marc Laub, James A. Contner, Bradford May, Russ Mayberry, Michael O'Herlihy, Mark Sobel, Aaron Lipstadt
      Executive Producer
      James Duff McAdams
      Screenwriter
      Coleman Luck, Robert Eisele, Kevin Droney, Peter McCabe, Robert Crais, Ed Waters, Scott Shepherd
      Network
      CBS
      Rating
      TV-PG
      Genre
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 23, 1987