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      Season 4 – The Equalizer

      1988 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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      Previous Episode 1 Aired Oct 26, 1988 The Last Campaign An aide learns her boss (Stanley Tucci), an ambitious assemblyman, is involved in political blackmail; guest E.G. Marshall. Details Episode 2 Aired Nov 2, 1988 Sea of Fire McCall battles a gang that has taken over a Bronx high school. Details Episode 3 Aired Nov 9, 1988 Riding the Elephant A Thai merchant (James Hong) in Chinatown learns his store and son are being used by a drug dealer (Mako). Details Episode 4 Aired Nov 16, 1988 Eighteen With a Bullet A mother fears her rock-singer daughter has fallen in with an unscrupulous manager; guests Terrence Mann, Ken Ober. Details Episode 5 Aired Dec 7, 1988 Day of the Covenant A white South African (Theodore Bikel) blames Scott's girlfriend, a black South African musician, for his wife's death. Details Episode 6 Aired Dec 14, 1988 Splinters Subversives use Kostmayer as bait for McCall and a test subject for their mind-altering drug. Details Episode 7 Aired Jan 11, 1989 Making of a Martyr A crime victim's husband threatens a gun-control advocate and her paraplegic husband; guest Sally Jessy Raphael. Details Episode 8 Aired Jan 18, 1989 The Sins of Our Fathers The wife (J. Smith-Cameron) of a mob leader turns to McCall (Edward Woodward) for help when her son is kidnapped. Details Episode 9 Aired Feb 1, 1989 The Visitation McCall (Edward Woodward) offers to track down the killer of an arms dealer infected with a deadly disease. Details Episode 10 Aired Feb 15, 1989 Past Imperfect The near-kidnapping of a boy reveals he is the son of a Central American syndicate member (Hector Elizondo). Details Episode 11 Aired Mar 1, 1989 Trial by Ordeal McCall defends Control before a company tribunal trying him for treason; guests Roy Dotrice, Sylvia Sidney. Details Episode 12 Aired Mar 8, 1989 Silent Fury The latest victims (Howie Seago, Cynthia Nixon) in a string of robberies of the deaf are reluctant to accept McCall's help. Details Episode 13 Aired Mar 30, 1989 Lullaby of Darkness An elderly woman requests McCall's intervention when her landlord abuses his wife and young daughter. Details Episode 14 Aired Apr 6, 1989 Zebra 17 McCall suspects a senior paramedic of murdering drunks who supposedly died of cardiac arrest; guest Joe Seneca. Details Episode 15 Aired Apr 13, 1989 Starfire A girl asks McCall to help a man (Michael Moriarty) who claims to be an endangered extraterrestrial; guest George Plimpton. Details Episode 16 Aired Apr 20, 1989 Time Present, Time Past Concern reunites McCall and his ex-wife when their son, who escaped from Bulgarian kidnappers, returns with a rescue team to free a captive friend. Details Episode 17 Aired Apr 27, 1989 Prisoners of Conscience The man (Dan O'Herlihy) who killed McCall's father (Tim Woodward) kidnaps a Chilean poet (Tony Plana); guest Pat Hingle. Details Episode 18 Aired May 4, 1989 The Caper McCall believes a murder-mystery buff (Maureen Stapleton) who claims she saw a real killing; guest Laura San Giacomo. Details Episode 19 Aired May 11, 1989 Heart of Justice A man becomes desperate when two men connected to the rape and beating of his pregnant wife are released because of a clerical error. Details Episode 20 Aired Jun 11, 1989 Race Traitors McCall goes under cover as a neo-Nazi when he receives reports of neighborhood harassment by "skinheads.". Details Episode 21 Aired Aug 10, 1989 Endgame A corporate executive (Elizabeth Berridge) finds herself a suspect when a recreational war game leads to homicide. With Edward Woodward. Details Episode 22 Aired Aug 24, 1989 Suicide Squad A high schooler fears her brother, dropped from the football team for injuries and poor grades, will turn to drug dealing. Details Next
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      Previous Caroline Rees Guardian Its main asset is Woodward's authoritative performance. You start off with doubts, but his sheer watchability draws you in. Dec 5, 2018 Full Review Stuart Galbraith Certainly cohabitates the same milieu as Death Wish, but the similarities pretty much end there. In fact, The Equalizer is much more like a cross between the classic existential Western... and the understated, cynical espionage novels of John le Carré. 4/5 Dec 5, 2018 Full Review Next
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      Season Info

      Paul Krasny, Gordon Hessler, James A. Contner, Bradford May, Alan Metzger, Marc Laub, Richard Compton, Russ Mayberry
      Executive Producer
      James Duff McAdams
      Robert Eisele, Wayne Powers, Coleman Luck, Donna Powers, Gail Morgan Hickman, Jacqueline Zambrano, Tom Towler
      Crime, Drama
      Original Language
      Release Date
      Oct 26, 1988
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