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The Equalizer

Year:
Duration:
60 min
Genres:
Action | Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller
IMDB rate:
7.8
Awards:
Won Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 11 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Release Date: 1985-09-18
Filming Locations: New York City, New York, USA
Cast
Actor
Character
Dan Hedaya
Dan Hedaya
The Equalizer
Richard Jordan
Richard Jordan
The Equalizer
Michael Parks
Michael Parks
The Equalizer
Edward Woodward
Robert McCall
Keith Szarabajka
Mickey Kostmayer
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Trivia
According to William Zabka, there were talks of a spin-off series with his character in the starring role but it never materialized.
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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.
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McCall drives a black Jaguar, NY license 5809 AUJ.
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Quotes
Robert McCall: You have five seconds to give me the name.
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Robert McCall: Don't do something you won't live to regret.
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Mickey Kostmayer: What do we need a diversion for? Just kick in the door and hose the room.
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Faq
Q
What was Robert McCall's background?
A
Robert McCall was the son of a distinguished British Army officer and an American showgirl whom he was ostracized by his family after marrying. His father would later be murdered by a colleague during the Suez campaign whilst Robert McCall was at boarding school, McCall holding a lifelong resentment against his father for their detached relationship. McCall would later join The Agency/Company, a branch of American intelligence which operated both at home and abroad serving in the Malayan War, Vietnam War and the Angolan conflict as well as other Cold War battlegrounds. He is deeply disturbed by his past deeds especially collaborating with Apartheid South Africa and helping to install dictatorships in South and Central America in the fight against communism. He was briefly married and fathered a son, Scott and we later learn he also had an illegitimate daughter with a past lover. In 1985 he became disilluisioned with his profession and left to become a freelance troubleshooter/vigilante.
Q
Is Robert McCall's character actually the same as his character in Callan?
A
No, although they both served in the Malayan War. Callan was a working class former National Serviceman (a British conscripted soldier between 1945-1960) and karate expert who was blackmailed into working for the British intelligence services after being caught robbing banks. McCall was the upper class Anglo-American son of a British Intelligence officer and his American wife who worked for American Intelligence.
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Photos from cast
Dan Hedaya Elizabeth Berridge Oliver Platt Melissa Joan Hart Timmy Cappello Randy Danson Denise Faye Tony Ganios