The Equalizer (1985–1989)
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China Rain 

A Chinatown gang kidnap whom they believe is the son of a wealthy Chinese-American couple, unaware that he is actually the maid's child. Fearful that the police will not be able to get the boy back alive, the maid contacts Robert McCall.

Director:

Richard Compton

Writers:

Michael Sloan (creator), Richard Lindheim (creator) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Woodward ... Robert McCall
Steven Williams ... Lt. Jefferson Burnett
James Russo ... Police Detective (as Jim Russo)
Adam Redfield Adam Redfield ... Technician
Lauren Tom ... Mrs. Tom
Keith Szarabajka ... Mickey Kostmayer
Jodi Long ... Mrs. Lin
Tzi Ma ... Mr. Lin
Robert Lansing ... Control
Pippa Pearthree ... Sarah
Ching Valdes-Aran ... Tommy Li (as Ching Valdes)
Kevin Gray Kevin Gray ... Dal
Karen Akers Karen Akers ... Cynthia
Roger Chang Roger Chang ... Vincent
Steven Tom Steven Tom ... Henry
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Storyline

When some men plan to kidnap the son of a wealthy Asian couple, they grab the the maid's child by mistake. They call the police and to keep the boy alive they pretend that they have the couple's son. But when her employer refuses to pay the ransom, she calls McCall. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Certificate:

TV-PG

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 September 1985 (USA) See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Television See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Goofs

In the synagogue, where Control is waiting for McCall, the person in the last row behind McCall stands up during the close-up dialog but is still seated when the camera changes to long-shot and then he rises to pray. See more »

Quotes

Robert McCall: You know when I was with the agency, these afternoon trists used to bore me. Now they irritate me.
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Blue after yellow kills a fellow.
15 November 2008 | by lastliberalSee all my reviews

This episode was a straight kidnapping case.

A Chinese boy, the child of Lauren Tom (Julie on "Friends") was taken by mistake by some thugs and The Equalizer is called in to help.

He uses his contact in the Triad (Ching Valdes-Aran - Kung Fu Granny) to help and calls in an associate (Keith Szarabajka - The Dark Knight) for the dirty work. This is the first of 42 appearances for Szarabajka.

Lots of gunfire at the end and, of course, a successful conclusion.

The cool, calm demeanor of Edward Woodward is what makes this series worth watching. he never gets ruffles and you know he is going to make things right.


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