was a crime action show that ran from 1985 to 1989 on
CBS. In this show, Edward Woodward played the role of a
retired spy, turned private eye, named Robert McCall
(nicknamed "the Equalizer"). There were tons of notable
guest stars on the series, including names like Melissa
Joan Hart, Macaulay Culkin, Christian Slater, Kevin
Spacy, John Goodman, Adam Ant, Laurence Fishburne,
Jennifer Grey, William H. Macy, Steve Buscemi, Ving
Rhames, Meatloaf, and tons more. The series was popular
to warrant a movie version of the show years later.
Starring Denzel Washington as the Equalizer, the movie
version was released in 2014.
After leaving his work as a
government agent, McCall places an ad in the paper that
reads: "Got a problem, need help, odds against you,
call The Equalizer." And call they did. The Equalizer
went about the business of solving crimes in his no
nonsense way. Using his spy skills, and a number of spy
gadgets, such as his ballistic knife, McCall would take
care of business. After serving years in what was
basically the C.I.A., McCall felt that atonement could
be achieved by offering his services for free, as
troubleshooter, protector, investigator, etc.