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I'M Waiting For The Man,
This review is from: The Equalizer: Series 1 [DVD] (DVD)
Edward Woodward starred in a television show in Britain long before the Equalizer hit the streets of New York. The show was called 'Callan' and in many ways established his reputation. His character was a no nonsense assassin for the British government with psychological problems who was the best at what he did. While the drama series was less than well funded it was extremely realistic and cold blooded. Callous would have been an appropriate name.
Having said this by way of pertinent background, we see a revamped secret agent, retired, living in New York and trying, at his own expense, to compensate for his deadly dealings in the past.
This, stylish thriller, finally seeing the light of day in it's DVD release, is an accurate portrayal of New York in the eighties. In many ways it is a sad commentary on life in the Big Apple, if not a cry from the heart on behalf of the suffering citizenry.
It is my understanding too that the sleek Jaguar which carries the agent, McCall, around town sparked a wave of buying of the marque as the show took hold, a much better buy than today's model.
However, I digress. These stories are excellent and remind us of situations which will not be missed. The acting, and plots are generally of extremely high standard in the main although personally, I find the stories involving the son more than a little tedious. All in all though an excellent addition to anyone's collection. Hopefully the powers that be will see fit to add Callan to the future release list.